I love great ideas and FON is really one of them. Founded in the year 2005 by the Argentinean entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky in Madrid (Spain) has as a main objective to create the largest Wifi Network in the world, and gosh, they are doing it! They already have more than 11 million wifi hotspots worldwide.
How they do it?
You have to get a Wireless access point from FON (they called them Foneras) and by connecting it to your own router the Fonera will share a little bit of your Internet connection with the FON network. This way a person that could reach the Fonera range at your house could connect to the internet thanks to you. The concept is really easy, they create a separate network to ensure nobody would have access to your local network, and if you share your internet connection with a FON access point you will be able to use the whole worldwide FON network in exchange.
Today I was reading an article on Gizmodo about the problematic situation of 3G/4G abonements. More and more devices you use will offer a better and more complete experience with Internet connectivity on the go (mobile).
Yesterday the Samsung Camera device was presented in Berlin IFA 2012, and together with a compact camera you have an Android device with mobile wireless connectivity to upload pictures and videos to Dropbox and other services. The problem? How many mobile subscriptions are you willing to pay for all your gadgets?
I was thinking about a way to solve this, for carriers to offer a bit better service to the people and not behaving as “Dracula” 😛
Although a workaround would be to have a MiFi device that would allow to instantly put up a hotspot to connect several of your devices, the idea is not to depend on one centralized device itself but on each device, independently.
What if providers could offer a Mobile Data plan of X amount of GB´s per month for up to 5 devices (for example) at a fair price?…