I only have the press release in French but from what I read Free (Iliad) the second largest ISP in France with 1.6 million customers has just announced a system that at least partially copies Fon but in a very phone centric way. At Fon you pay for broadband at home, install a Fon ready router and you roam the world for free wherever there are foneros (people who share wifi). With Free their system is that you pay for Free broadband at home and it comes with a wifi router and a wifi gsm phone (200 euros) and then you roam wherever in France there are other Free customers and you use their wifi signal with your phone without paying. So it´s like Fon but only for France and only for phones. Still it´s a great initiative and we are all for it. Free France!

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