12,000 members in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is about to explode this Summer with WiFi connectivity everywhere. Spain-based FON recently let us know about a partnership with U.S.-based Time Warner Cable allowing their subscribers to use FON services around the world for free. More interesting is that FON has 12,000 subscribers in Hong Kong already. The cool thing about FON is once you buy that wireless router you see above for HK$119 at any of these stores, all your WiFi is free providing you can find another FON user which is easy from this interactive map. Hey, look someone at 71 Caine Road in the Mid-Levels has it and someone on 8 Robinson Road has it too making the Central Mid-Levels a very hot spot for WiFi. You need to check out this map.
This Summer we understand that a leading Telco in Hong Kong will unleash a huge free WiFi network in Hong Kong to go alongside the Gov’s $200 million roll-out in all the Gov places (libraries, city halls etc.) so if you are shopping for a new laptop or mobile phone make sure its WiFi ready because soon Hong Kong will be a truly wired city.