My $5 social router has shipped

Posted by Chris Green on Monday July 10 @ 8:59 pm

I received an email from Fon today confirming that my $5 social router has now shipped, and will be with me in a couple of weeks.

A quick query of the UPS tracking number they provided has shown me that it has already left Madrid, so hopefully it will be here in a few days, rather than a couple of weeks.

I’m looking forward to getting this thing up and running, though I have been very concerned by the recent chatter on the Fon user boards, with a large number of complaints about routers arriving dead, lousy support from Fon, and all not helped by a very rude and unhelpful moderator with a poor grasp of English (here’s a radical thought – if you can’t understand the language, why the hell are you moderating an English-language message board Moderfon).

Hopefully my router will work properly, or at least work long enough for me to write my planned article about it for IT PRO.

2 responses to “My $5 social router has shipped”

  1. Bruce Wagner says:

    Did you notice that they are giving these routers away for free, when you buy the new SMC Skype WiFi phone.
    Let us know how well it works.

    Bruce Wagner

  2. Chris Green says:

    I wouldn’t really call it free. The Skype WiFi phone package as they are calling it is 99 quid, hardly cheap!

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