Many Bluetooth devices allow other Bluetooth devices connect to the internet through them. At Fon we are interested in contacting software developers and manufacturers who can work with us so we can introduce BlueFON. BlueFON is Fon taking to Bluetooth. A device with Bluetooth and 3G for example would allow others connect to the internet through it. Also devices can share files, so if a group of kids for example want to download a video from youtube one downloads it and then shares it with others through Bluetooth. But the key here would be that the phones offer a bluetooth portal of services to others. Also phones like the N80 from Nokia which I use have so many radios, 3G, GPRS, WiFi, Bluetooth that the combinations are endless. We are also studying putting Bluetooth in the Fon Router to allow pairing with the router that is web controlled.

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gerhard on June 18, 2006  ·

is a nice company that develops sophisticated “bluetooth” applications, mainly in the medical field…

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james on June 19, 2006  · 


Wi-Fi is the “bully” of Bluetooth as it has far more radio power. How will you solve the interference issues that prohibits coexistance, at least to sustain a decent speed on the Bluetoth side? Good idea, but I don’t think Bluetooth was not made for this purpose.

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Martín Varsavsky on June 20, 2006  · 

You are right James, that kills that idea.


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Olivier on June 26, 2006  · 

Putting Bluetooth in La Fonera sounds an excellent idea to me (BTW, France Telecom Livebox is already Bluetooth enabled).
In a few years there will be 1 Billion Bluetooth phones on the planet!
When you open a Web browser on your Bluetooth phone, it could look for a FON router nearby and connect to the Internet using 3G only if there is no FON router.
Your router could also detect when you arrive/leave home and welcome you, turn lights off, transfer phone calls to your mobile…

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