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albreznick
albreznick
10/1/2013 | 2:11:04 PM
Re: AT&T's not that Fon
And maybe Fon will throw in Lithuania or Macedonia too.
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
10/1/2013 | 1:13:14 PM
Re: AT&T's not that Fon
ha, I'm not sure why those two countries or, more importantly why only those two countries. I wonder what the terms of the deal were. Most be good money for AT&T to let Fon in. And, it makes for good marketing for AT&T, even if it is pretty sneaky marketing.
albreznick
albreznick
10/1/2013 | 11:47:50 AM
Re: AT&T's not that Fon
Poland and Portugal, eh? What's the sense in that? Could it be that AT&T has a lot of Portuguese and Polish immigrants as WiFi customers? Might be plausible in Chicago, i suppose. :)
albreznick
albreznick
10/1/2013 | 11:44:49 AM
Re: How hot are those spots, anyway
Well, I guess the simple answer is that some residential subscribers are hotter than others, Dennis.

Seriously, though, that's what Comcast's plan calls for. And it's already being done in Europe. I'll let Mari expound upon its virtues.
mendyk
mendyk
10/1/2013 | 10:57:33 AM
How hot are those spots, anyway
Are residential subscribers really being counted as hotspots? That sounds like a stretch. Unless Uncle Stash invites me into his house for pierogi, will I really have access to his WiFi in Warsaw?
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
10/1/2013 | 10:15:23 AM
AT&T's not that Fon
I was disappointed in the AT&T/Fon partnership. It's a good deal for Fon to get into the US, but AT&T customers only get access to 400,000 WiFi hotspots in Portugal and 400,000 in Poland, so it's pretty limited. Plus, you have to pay for an add-on international data plan to get WiFi access. So it's expensive and limited. Ugh, every time I want to celebrate something AT&T does, there turns out to be big loopholes.

Here's the story: http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=705791


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