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If you have a liberated iPhone you can now go to Installer, Network and install iFon. iFon is an app that autoconnects you to Fon so if you are moving around areas that are heavily populated with Fonspots your iPhone begins to treat WiFi as if it were Mobile disconnecting and autoconnecting from Fonspot to Fonspot. While the process of connecting and disconnecting is worse than that of mobile networks the throughput that you get is much greater and is free.
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Paulo Silva (PJMDS) on November 30, 2007 ·
Hi Martin, I know you don’t like Microsoft software like windows mobile,
and sorry about going a little off topic here, what about the
pocket pc users ? there are problems with the login page and
registration via those devices, please take a look at the fon english
board ( http://boards.fon.com/viewtopic.php?t=3822 ).
People using pocket pc can’t use the 15 minutes trial, can’t register
as foneros, there should be one small login and registration page just
for mobile devices.
Fon is losing hundreds of potential users because of the lack of support
to pocket pcs devices, please help us pocket pc users.
Jordi on December 1, 2007 ·
Paulo, we have already started development for a FON Connection Manager running on Windows Mobile, the one for iPhone was easier to release because there is just one platform, the iPhone, and one OS version, with Mobile Windows is taking us a little longer because there are several platforms and different versions of Windows Mobile. Rest assured we will soon have that client out too so Windows Mobile Foneros can also log in to FON as smoothly as all iPhone Foneros are doing today.
Jordi – FON
Paulo Silva (PJMDS) on December 1, 2007 ·
Hi Jordi, those are good news, thank you.
steven on December 2, 2007 ·
Jordi, what will be the minimal requirements for the Windows Mobile client?
As far as I know there are only 4 different versions out there:
Most will only support WM5/WM6 hence wifi is addreseable using the microsoft sdk;
but for windows 2003/2003a you have to licence a wifi stack… (i currently have such a device… uptill recently Devicescape functioned untill it went to wm5+) …
another solution is to just create a “bookmark”… in theory not very secure hence the password is send in cleartext…
paul on December 6, 2007 ·
does the program have to be opened all the time until i am connected, so that i have to run it again when i am losing the signal or will it run in the background and connect me automatically when i get in range of another fon spot?
Jordi - Fon on December 6, 2007 ·
Hi Steven, fully agree with you, we are targeting WM5 and 6 using WISPr-based FON Connection Manager.
randomchoice on December 7, 2007 ·
Will this app suck my battery dry while running? is there a process i can kill with ulctl? How exactly does it work?
Thx for help!
Victor on December 9, 2007 ·
Paul you can close the app when you are connected. Now iFon doesn’t run in the background.
randomchoice, iFon doesn’t use any background daemon. In automatic mode it performs a scan for wifi signals every 10 secs until it connects to a fonspot
paul on December 10, 2007 ·
hi victor, thanx for your answer.
…so that means that i need to open the program in order to scan for wireless spots. once connected i close the program and can access wifi/internet use my safari and mail. while the program is closed and i am leaving the current fon spot i am not reconnected automatically. i need to reopen the program in order to get a new wireless connection…
i thought the idea of this program was that one can hop from fon spot to fon spot without looking for a connection all the time, connecting automatically from the background. is there an easy way to modify the tool to function that way?
devicescape will let you hop from wifi to wifi spot flawlessly. but i am still refusing to give them my private login data….
thanx for answering!
Guillaume on December 10, 2007 ·
Usefull for connection to FON from your windows mobile device : Pocket Fon Connector
Hope it helps…
paul on December 11, 2007 ·
hey, why did you erase my comment? 🙁 I did nothing wrong!
paul on December 11, 2007 ·
sorry sorry sorry i probably had the old page in the cache… my fault!
Thomas on January 18, 2008 ·
If i previously was/still connected to an Wlan where i set an static IP, an then i use the iFon Tool on my iPod Touch, it although is connecting to this FON Spot, but it takes the static IP from this previously Network, and dont uses the DHCP.
Fredrik on February 1, 2008 ·
Can I get the iFON source anywhere. Im about to develop a similar application an need some inspiration 🙂 Please release the source!
Michi on March 11, 2008 ·
Nice tool, but it doesn’t work anymore! Everytime I am in installer I get the message: download package failed. And I was about to travel, hence the ifon connector would have come in so handy!
Victor Martin on March 12, 2008 ·
Hi Michi, latest versions of Installer app seems to work weirdly
Please try upgrading or reinstalling the Installer app and then upgrade the Community sources package. It should work
Beatus on March 24, 2008 ·
Hi, I’m using an Iphone 1.1.4 and unfortunately I cannot downlod iFon.
Please adapt it for downloading!
Jordi - FON on March 24, 2008 ·
Thanks Beatus, we will try on 1.1.4. Our last release worked up to 1.1.3 and it might need some twitching so it does on the new 1.1.4 too.
Jordi – FON
macteo on March 29, 2008 ·
I’ve an iPhone 1.1.4 and when i try to launch iFon it tells: “Configuration empty You have to enter your FON credentials” and if i click ok it quits. Maybe there’s a problem with 1.1.4 firmware like mobile and root accounts?
l3utterfish on March 29, 2008 ·
which source do you guys use to install IFOn?
imdl on April 27, 2008 ·
some novelty about ifon compatibility with 1.1.4? :O/
Stefan Kremer on July 31, 2008 ·
Will there be a version of iFon provided by Apples AppStore for iPhone 2.0/3G?
Uli Kaiser on August 5, 2008 ·
…but does it work with iPhone Firmware 2.0?
Has anyone tested it?
blackrat on October 14, 2008 ·
Please submit it for the Apple-Store if anyhow possilbe.
I use iPhone 3G with newest firmware, not unlocked for software off course.
Stefan Rudat on January 10, 2009 ·
Please be so kind and post it at the apple store .
Because I use a company mobile I can’t hack it.
As a Fon member it would be great for me
and of course for all the people who can’t
hack the iPhone.
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shadeone on November 30, 2007 ·
i’ve tested it and it works just fine. no worries it’s ok !
more screenshots on my weblog.