ipodfonera.pngFON Japan and Seven Seas Techworks, a company that develops interactive web services and content delivery platforms, are collaborating to provide an educational solution called “Student Pass for iPod touch” to universities in Japan.

Students will get an iPod Touch to access content and services like their class schedule, study materials, attendance management system. They will also be able to watch videos of the classes they missed, study the materials they received and look for job offers on their iPod touch. FON will take part in this project by providing Foneras to the students who will set the them up at home and use WiFi to receive contents and services from their university.

Starting from June, as part of a first trial, “Student Pass for iPod touch” and “La Fonera” will be distributed to students attending Yamanashi University.


Here the first coverage from Japanese media:

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asho on April 23, 2008  · 

iPod Touch? is it for free? or what does it cost ?

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ddluk on April 23, 2008  · 

🙁 Why not in Poland? Just give me a free ipod Touch 😛

I know that is off-topic but I want to ask what about the fon situation in Poland.I know that one company want to spread the fon idea but you wan’t help them. You only think that someone do every thing for you and you take all profits from that. No in Poland it’s impossible, you need do something with that. Onet.pl who are your partner in my country do nothing with fon.Why? We want Fon in Poland such as in other countries.

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Enrique Burgos on April 23, 2008  · 

why all the fon interesting projects are developed at Japan?When spain will be your main objective, Martin?

Congratulations for another great idea…


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barte9 on April 24, 2008  · 

Ich kann nicht Englisch schreiben, darum schreibe ich Deutsch. Ich bin die selbe meinung wie ddluk. Ich wohne in Polen habe eine LaFonera aber in meiner Stadt habe es nur ich und mein freund. Ich wochne in einer 7 Tausend Einwohner stadt und sind nur 2 LaFoneras. Jetzt bin ich in Wroclaw und in einer 500 taused einwohner stadt sind nur etwa 10 FON hotspots. Eure partner FON macht nicht dafur leute uber fon horen. Wir brauchen hier in polen wie in andere europeische landern blog uber fon und werbung in Onet.pl. FON ist eine gute idee und kann klappen wie zb in Deutschland.

Entschuldige fur meine offtopic

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Martin Varsavsky on April 24, 2008  · 

The only thing that comes to mind is that we set a low price for La Fonera in Poland and that the Polish blogging community helps us spread the word. Can u help us with that Lukasz?

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Loic on April 24, 2008  · 

thanks for video comments added! {seesmic_video:{“url_thumbnail”:{“value”:”http://t.seesmic.com/thumbnail/vXP1aWHsbB_th1.jpg”}”title”:{“value”:”thanks for video comments added! “}”videoUri”:{“value”:”http://www.seesmic.com/video/atrQqzpIOp”}}}

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Gaston GA on April 24, 2008  · 

Por favor proponé la idea para Argentina!!
En la universidad a la que asisto ya hay algunos alumnos que usan su ipod touch para ver su horario y demás pero realmente sería espectacular. Me parece que particularmente ese tipo de mercado se puede aplicar en ciertas universidades acá.
Un saludo

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