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200702210840-1A new system from wireless network 'enabler' Fon promises to make you rich by selling on the wireless networks of places like Starbucks. The Fonero box will let you resell a wireless network you've tapped into for $2 a user. After the Fonero owner pays the $12 for accessing the Starbucks network, Fon will split the $2 charge evenly with the owner for every person who uses their WiFi box.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 21 february 2007

A new system from wireless network ‘enabler’ Fon promises to make you rich by selling on the wireless networks of places like Starbucks. The Fonera box will let you resell a wireless network you’ve tapped into for $2 a user. After the Fonera owner pays the $12 for accessing the Starbucks network, Fon will split the $2 charge evenly with the owner for every person who uses their WiFi box. Their site says:

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