We launched Fon in Korea and it is going incredibly well! Not only are we getting thousands of Koreans registering for Fon´s offer of free global roaming but our Korean shop is selling so many routers that we are running out. We thought we would have around 500 foneros on the first day, which would have been an important number but we sold around 1000 Foneras (Fon social routers) and we don´t have any more. We will soon put up a sign that says that the new routers can take up to 90 days to be delivered. While I think it may take less we don´t know how quickly we can get them so we´d better be prudent. Thank you Jin Ho Hur!! Thank you to all the Korean foneros!!

Gracias Corea de parte de todo el equipo Fon.

Below you can read some of the amazing press coverage in Korea.


Chosun Ilbo
Kyunghyang Shinmun
Segye Ilbo
Seoul Economic Daily
Yonhap News Agency

Electronic Press

Electronic Times(ETNews)
iNews 24
Digital Times
Digital Daily


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Heewon Kim on June 10, 2006  · 

This is Heewon Kim whom you met at the press meeting and at the lunch in Seoul. It was nice meeting you. When you visit Seoul next time, I can organize a blogger meeting for you as I told you. 🙂

I am also very happy that Fon Korea successfully launched here! Many bloggers and power users seem to be very interested in Fon movement. It’s really encouraging!

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Anders Abrahamsson on June 11, 2006  · 

No surprise.One of the most connected cities whatever – Seoul! Or am I wrong? Maybe only the Valley can compete. Broadband to the masses!

No coverage in OhMyNews?


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Killy_the_frog on June 13, 2006  · 

Fon seems to use a lot of energy and money to sell his router… why not develop the software FON for more router brand ?

more people will switch to fon if they just have to update their modem than if they have to change their router.

See you !

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