Re: Avoiding 3G roaming costs

On Thu, 2009-08-27 at 15:14 +0200, Gianluca Sforna wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently bought from a Huawei based USB dongle and it seems
> NetworkManager works pretty well with it; however I later discovered I
> dried out my account's credit (it's a prepaid contract) by attempting
> the connection in a place not covered by the network (so the roaming
> tariff applied).
> I think I've read somewhere newer NM builds should support selecting
> the network (so I assume I could avoid the roaming costs by fixing the
> network to use) but I can find anything like that in my Fedora 11 nor
> in the F12alpha LiveCD I tried. Any hint at where I should look?

We can hack something together with F11 perhaps, and on F12 it's even
easier.  You can try to enter your providers' MCC/MNC (a 6-digit number
for the US, 5 digits for everywhere else) in the connection editor in
the "Network" entry and NM will direct the modem to register *only* on
your providers network and thus not roam, but there are certainly
improvements we can do.


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