Hi Terence and guests

Thanks for this blog post and for maintaining an active discussion forum on this topic.

I'm trying to establish which is the best 3G dongle for my pi project.
My criteria are : 1) low power consumption, 2) cost

My pi is battery powered, and I would like to use a 3G dongle I can plug directly into the pi's usb port.

Has anyone tried to boost the USB current in the pi and succeeded in plugging a 3g usb dongle directly (cf: http://www.modmypi.com/blog/boost-usb-current)?

Any suggestions welcome!