Sep 23, 2012

Free Mobile Wifi: FreeWifi_secure on Android


I'm on France and decided to give Free Mobile a try. They offer good pack of service for € 20 / month.

See: http://mobile.free.fr/

One important feature for me is having Internet at home, and the "Accès FreeWiFi illimité", or unlimited access to FreeWifi was what I was expecting to use at home.

The problem is that I bought my cell phone in Brazil and it was not working with FreeWifi. This is related to how the connection works. See the links:

http://code.google.com/p/seek-for-android/wiki/EapSimAka

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1639437

http://www.freenews.fr/spip.php?article12150

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmQ-TvlJlw9-dHQtQjdCUFVWSnY5T2xMeXBvRGx1Z1E

But you may not need to do anything by hand on your phone. Just try FreeWifiConfig app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.bubuabu.freewificonfig

It will automatically configure your phone for connecting on FreeWifi_secure.

BUT:
1 - Requires Free Mobile GSM chip
2 - May not work with all phones

Sep 13, 2012

Winter of the World is on my Kindle!

Today Amazon sent the Winter of the World by Ken Follett to my Kindle! I think I'll not sleep for some nights. :-D