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Orange GPRS via Samsung Bluetooth on Debian

I have a Samsung SHG-E250 mobile phone on Orange pay as you go in the UK. I’ve also got a Belkin USB bluetooth dongle model F8T013xx1 and I wanted to be able to access the internet from my Debian laptop over GPRS.
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The first challenge is the cost. Standard tariffs is £4 per MB which is frankly outrageous. There is a handy trick you can use if you want to use GPRS on Orange. If you have Pay As You Go in the UK you get unlimited GPRS data until midnight that day for just £1. It is called an “Orange Extra” and you and rather than internet access it is called “Orange World”. From your phone dial 450 free.

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