I got this Businessweek link from DaringFireball this morning.
“A few weeks after announcing it will shut down its municipal wireless network in New Orleans, EarthLink Inc. said Tuesday that it has notified its Wi-Fi customers in Philadelphia that it is terminating that network, too.”
This is what happens when ideas are put out there without a plan.
I’m putting my faith in FON.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to get free/cheap Internet access for my iPhone when I’m travelling around the Baltic capitals in August and with BT’s data roaming charges of Â£7.50 a megabyte (about $15 – which is 1.5 cents per kilobyte), there has to be another way.
Have FON, will Travel
Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki are covered in FON points. St Petersburg, Talinn and Warnemunde much less so. MUCH less so. A bit like Belfast, Bangor and everywhere else in Northern Ireland. But the potential to be able to access WiFi points while travelling is simply too strong.
I’ve never seen a FON WiFi signal when I’ve been out and about so I reckon I should be a bit pro-active and do something about that considering that there seems to be no-one else working on it for Belfast and I don’t have the time!
So, this morning I bought two FON routers and I’m putting one in the house. Not sure where the second should go.