Orange Pi 2G-IoT ARM Linux Development Board with 2G/GSM Support is Up for Sale for $9.90

Orange Pi 2G-IoT is a $10 single-board computer with cellular connectivity:

  • Orange Pi 2G-IoT was unveiled at the start of the year as an ultra cheap ($10) Linux development board with 2G cellular connectivity.
  • The board has just launched for $9.90 + shipping on Aliexpress.
  • Orange Pi 2G-IoT specifications have changed a little since the initial announced as WiFi is confirmed to be supported:

    Linaro showcased Ubuntu on the similar Orange Pi i96 board at Linaro Connect Budapest 2017 last month, but I have not been able to find an image, nor source code yet.

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Orange Pi 2G-IoT was unveiled at the start of the year as an ultra cheap ($10) Linux development board with 2G cellular connectivity. The board has just launched for $9.90 + shipping on Aliexpress.

@HacksterPro: Orange Pi 2G-IoT is a $10 single-board computer with cellular connectivity:

Linaro showcased Ubuntu on the similar Orange Pi i96 board at Linaro Connect Budapest 2017 last month, but I have not been able to find an image, nor source code yet. Needless to say, beginners better wait before buying this board, as everything is new, and software support is unclear at this stage. You’ll also have to check 2G sunset status in your countries, as some have stopped supporting 2G already, while others plan on keeping 2G networks for many more years.

Do note that if you are in the USA the 2G network is in the process of being shut down and the bandwidth is being redeployed for LTE use. I believe it is supposed to be completely turned off on all carriers within two years. AT&T has already shut down their 2G network. They told 200,000 paying customers, tough luck, we’re still shutting it down.

M1, Singtel and StarHub will cease the provision of all 2G services with effect from 1 April 2017.

Vodafone Australia has announced the shutting down of its 2G network, with the service to be switched off on 30/09/2017.

You can buy modules with those Sequans chips right now, but the modules are $70 Not sure how to achieve that $6 price point. Maybe CNX can ask them how?

Orange Pi 2G-IoT ARM Linux Development Board with 2G/GSM Support is Up for Sale for $9.90

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