FON is being attacked on all three sides – by @BT, @VirginMedia as well as itself #broadband #wifi #fail
- BT announced it will drop the word FON from all its hotspots by the end of the year
- VirginMedia have announced everyones router will be PUBLICALLY enabled unless you OPT OUT by the end of this year
- FON have CANCELLED all end user contracts and sales and support and now only deal with telcos
FON is refusing to refund ANY of its old customers sayings its T&Cs allow them to do this.
If you DONT want to share your your VirginMedia router you need to
- TURN IT OFF immediately
- call the VirgiaMedia OPTOUT team
- WAIT 7 days
- TURN IT ON
a workaround may be to switch your router into modem mode and BUY your own wifi router but it all depends on what the proprietary secret VIrginMedia router firmware actually does
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BT have announced that BT RT QOS for VOIP and videocalls is likely to go live in 2012. Viatel UK have already joined this years trial.
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