Fon Opens its WiFi Network in Japan for all to use

Fon's WiFi network is the largest in Japan. We have over a million hotspots of which over half are on at the moment. The Fon network is free to those who share WiFi (known as Foneros) and other users pay. Given the current emergency in Japan, and the failure of some mobile network as a result of the earthquake, Fon has decided to open our network to all in Japan. The software changes required are being worked on at our headquarters in Madrid and will be ready in an estimated 3 hours or around 6pm Spanish time. Japan is 7 hours ahead of us so it will be around 1am in Japan when all of our hotspots are open to the general public. We hope those stranded or in need find the Fon network useful in this time of need. We also encourage owners of Fon WiFi routers who may not have their Fon WiFi routers (Foneras) connected to connect them to help anyone who may need connectivity. All this is being done in collaboration with our friends at Softbank who currently distribute Foneras in Japan together with every iPhone and other smartphones. On behalf of Fon I would like to send our condolences to the families of those who died in this sad tragedy and wish all in Japan a quick recovery from this natural disaster. Fon's network will be open until the emergency is over.

Update: the work is done in Madrid, the Fon network is now open all over Japan and will remain open until the emergency is over.