Gmail has grown by invitation rights. When you have a great product, but one that is also complex in nature as gmail is (gmail is not so easy to use for emigrants from the outlook world), invitation rights are a great way to spread the usage. Invitation rights involve not only a nice gesture on behalf of a friend, but also an implicit element of training and that is what Fon needs. So at FON we decided that FONeros who have successfully connected their Foneras will get the right to invite friends, so they do not pay 29.95 euros or dollars, but get foneras for free. What follows is a description of the program that Fon will shortly announce.

Under the motto “Fonero Gets Fonero”, all FONeros with an active Access Point –FONspot- can invite their friends to get La Fonera WiFi router for free. La Fonera allows FON members to safely share some broadband with the FON Community and connect in exchange to tens of thousands of FONspots worldwide.
The offer will allow all FON users in Europe or the USA who have already a FONspot to invite friends and acquaintances to enjoy this promotion and get this exclusive gift for Christmas. By doing so, referrals help grow the Community through their friends, who also become active members of FON once installed their free WiFi router.

Therefore, anyone becoming a new Fonero in this way will receive a La Fonera WiFi router free of charge, including shipping, that only needs to be plugged in and registered; the new member can then use WiFi to access the Web at any FONspot worldwide, free of charge and without any membership fees whatsoever. In addition to this, La Fonera also includes a private, WPA-encrypted WiFi signal that allows every Fonero to go online using WiFi at home, in a completely secure manner.

The campaign “Fonero Gets Fonero” will be launched tomorrow, December 21, 2006, in good time for Christmas and will help make the already burgeoning FON community substantially more attractive than before. In the past two months alone, over 6,000 new FONspots have been installed in Germany alone and several more thousands around the world. With each new FONspot, FONeros increase the WiFi coverage to be enjoyed by other FONeros when on the road.

Signing up a friend as a new Foneros couldn’t be easier and can be done in just three simple steps:

1. Each FONero can offer a single friend or acquaintance a free La Fonera by email
2. Email leads to a special site were the promo is explained
3. Once accepted the promo, La Fonera WiFi router is already waiting at FON Shop for €0.00 including the delivery charge.

Martin Varsavsky, founder and CEO of FON, regards the “Fonero gets Fonero” campaign as a gift to the Community: “It is Christmas time and we want to thank our loyal FONeros and reward their trust and commitment by offering them the opportunity to give new community members a Christmas present. At the same time, it is they who decide which friends they most want to surf with. In this way, they enlarge the community with FONspots in sought-after locations.”

FON continues to advance relentlessly across the globe. Well over 200,000 registered members have currently joined the Community in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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juergen on December 20, 2006  · 

This will give FON for sure the best groth ever – awesome….

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tiberiofonero on December 20, 2006  · 

Good idea! but I would add ‘active and personalized’ to “all FONeros with an active Access Point –FONspot- “.
We like those green stars..must be more of them somehow.. 🙂

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Pablo on December 21, 2006  · 

Why have you announced this campaign only in the english version of your blog? I hope also the spanish foneros can enjoy it.
You say the campaign is going to be launched today but I haven’t seen anything at fon’s web.

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Pablo on December 22, 2006  · 

OK, now is in the web, but there’s a problem with it because the web says my friend is already a Fonero (and she isn’t). The strange thing is that after that, she received the invitation and now she’s awaiting for the fonera.

Anyway, there’s only one invitation for fonero (instead of three), at least until the first invited register his fonera.

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Piotr Gorski on December 25, 2006  · 

Could you send me promotional code for Fonera? I could manage 2 Mbit fonspot in Cracow, Poland. Thanks in advice 🙂

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dag Houdmont on January 4, 2007  · 

Anyone who could send me a promotional code? I would set uo a fonspot right in the middle (ctysquare) of the city I live in: Kortrijk, Belgium

Would be lovely!


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Siggi on January 4, 2007  · 

I would love to let some of our neighbours share our adsl connection. We live in a small village outsides of Malaga in southern spain. If there is anybody with a spare invitation (we dont know anyone with a fon service yet) then pls send it to us. What a great way to make new friends.


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Angus on January 5, 2007  · 

Could you send me promotional code for Fonera?
I want to set-up Fon access point. Thank you in advance.

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Jouko on January 5, 2007  · 

is it possible to get free la fonera ? 🙂

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Gediminas on January 17, 2007  · 

if anyone knows promotional code of la fonera I would be grateful to you. I may share my internet connection in the old town of Vilnius, near one of the main squares.

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Andy on January 19, 2007  · 

Please, if you have any free invitation left sent it to me. I’d like to share my 1MB connection. Thanks in advance.


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Inimini on February 5, 2007  · 

Any promotional codes still out there? I want to join, and really really appreciate a late christmas present. Thanks from London!

i.nimini at

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Menthol on February 5, 2007  · 

That is just sweet! I’d hook it up to my T3 line.

So if you have a spare invitation to a free one shoot it my way.

Hudson, WI USA


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Zippy on March 1, 2007  · 

Anyone able to send me an invite – 8MB line ready and waiting.

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paul bevan on March 1, 2007  · 

please send me a wireless router as i wish to be a part of the Fonera Wifi network,
yours sincerely
Paul Bevan

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daniel butler on March 1, 2007  · 

can someobody please invite me i,d love one thans

danielmeredithbutler @ gmail . com

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ronnie on March 1, 2007  · 

please could anyone with a invite please send me one thanks

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francesco on March 4, 2007  · 

if someone has a spare invite for me.. i would like to be a fonero!! thank you francescob @ gmail . com

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stefanos on March 9, 2007  · 

if someone has a spare invitation, i would like to be a fonero too!
i live quite near a starbucks store but am in greece, not the us where the offer exists
nastis at yahoo dot com

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hernandezz on March 22, 2007  · 

if someone has a spare invitation, i would like to be a fonero too!


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alok on March 23, 2007  · 

if someone has a spare invitation, i would like to be a fonero too!

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suleman patel on March 31, 2007  · 

could anyone give me an invite please?

email me at

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jasmin on April 1, 2007  · 

i would most apreciate it if anyone could give me an invite.

thankyou!!!!!!! x

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Gabemac on April 3, 2007  · 

Great idea Martin. Just wondering if you are having problems with FON and Gmail at the moment as well or if it is just us in Amsterdam. I like the invite idea and sent one to my father who has been in the Wifi biz forever! And he still has no Fonera! I’m sure he’ll be really happy with it.Best of luck with FON!

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barte9 on April 6, 2007  · 

can give me anyone a fon promotion code for a LaFonera??

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Correia on April 17, 2007  · 

can anyone send me a promotion code too??

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Emilio on April 18, 2007  · 

hi! I want to put free Wifi for Foneros right on the middle of Berlin, someone has a promotional code for “la Fonera”?
Thanks ind advance!

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tom on April 27, 2007  · 

Can I gen an invite?

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Emilio Yepes on April 29, 2007  · 

Hi! I´d like to share my 4M connection, has anyone an invitation left?

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Yves on May 22, 2007  · 

Is there promotion code still available for la Fonera …. my place wants to share its connection! ^_^

iboston “at” free “dot” fr


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Marcos on May 31, 2007  · 

I have 2 T1’s and like to share one of them.

Can you send invite?

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jovy on October 9, 2007  · 

pls. send me an invite…

thank you for your utmost consideration on this regard….

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Tue on October 9, 2007  · 

Can anyone send me a promotion code, thank you, I’ll really like to join this network
tuehvass (at)

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Henry Chan on October 31, 2007  · 

Can anyone send me a promotion code? thank you.

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kuba on April 11, 2008  · 

Can anyone send me a promotion code? thank you.

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