Fon (fon.com) is a European service, based in Spain that attempts to be a global Wi-Fi network built by users across the world. Fon has finally released their official Windows Phone 8 app that allows you to connect automatically to Fon hotspots at home and on the go, worldwide. The app also allows you to view a Wi-Fi map to locate Fon hotspots near you.
Fon members share a bit of their home WiFi, and in turn get free access at millions of other Fon hotspots worldwide. All you need to do to join is buy a Fon Wi-Fi router and plug it to your broadband connection. Or if you live in a country where Fon has a telecom partner, just sign up with them to become a member.
Fon makes a partnership with carriers and then the people on those carriers who wish to join the network will register their internet router. It will create a small partition on the router and that partition will make a bit of your Wi-Fi public. In exchange, the member gets access to all the other public hotspots created by people who’ve joined in around the world.
Fon has partnerships with the likes of NOS (Portugal), Belgacom (Belgium), Deutsche Telekom (Germany), KPN (Netherlands), Oi (Brasil), and BT (UK).
Download the Fon app for free from Windows Phone app from the Windows Phone Store. It’s a great service, and growing every day, although not available in all countries yet. If you are a Fon member, give the app a go, and let us know how you like it.
Thanks David Silva for the tip!