FON sells Linksys wireless routers for $5

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 27 2006 @ 01:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DailyTech writes FON has a new promotion to expand its Wi-Fi community. It's selling Linksys WRT54G wireless routers with a special firmware for just $5. But there is a catch:
In exchange for receiving a $5 box, users must agree to share their wireless connections with other FON users for 12 months, the company said. Shipping and taxes are extra. "We are changing the economics of Wi-Fi," Urbanski said during an appearance on a wireless innovation panel at the Supernova conference on Friday in San Francisco. "We are just piggy-backing on the back of existing Wi-Fi connections."
More details over here.


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