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    Fon and Sky Broadband.

    This is a discussion on Fon and Sky Broadband. within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, I'm interested in the ' Fon ' free global wireless Internet access network that has gained quite a wide ...

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      Fon and Sky Broadband.

      Hi,

      I'm interested in the 'Fon' free global wireless Internet access network that has gained quite a wide audience (through customer BT Openzone routers in the UK) that uses your bandwidth through a segregated private authenticated network.

      I was going to buy a Fon router and plug it into the Sky one, but it's not really clear to me whether their T&Cs will prevent me from joining Fon by sharing my connection. Sorry if I've missed a thread (done a search, can't find much - only this one on DigitalSpy)

      I'm not going to debate the security issues, just wondering if it is ok to get Fon using a Sky BB connection.

      Thanks


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      Re: Fon and Sky Broadband.

      Condition 2a in Sky's Terms and conditions:

      "2. Using Sky Broadband (a) Sky Broadband is for private use by you and members of your household only. "

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      Re: Fon and Sky Broadband.

      Hmm. Ok - thanks. I don't understand the next bit about additional household users must be allocated a separate username and password...there's one username and password on the router and that's it.

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      Re: Fon and Sky Broadband.

      When calling Sky support the agents will only (officially) deal with the registered user. This allows you to register an extra user or users who can call support. This applies quite often where the registered user is not very broadband/TV/Talk literate, another person who is, can be registered to deal with queries/complaints.
      It has nothing to do with the router really.

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      Re: Fon and Sky Broadband.

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      When calling Sky support the agents will only (officially) deal with the registered user. This allows you to register an extra user or users who can call support. This applies quite often where the registered user is not very broadband/TV/Talk literate, another person who is, can be registered to deal with queries/complaints.
      It has nothing to do with the router really.
      thats not strictly true.

      You can have upto 9 additional email accounts associated with the main profile, but if the main user (account holder) is not computer literate, then for someone else to get assistance with any broadband issues, they still must know the password on the main account. No password, no assistance.

      The only thnig an additional user should be able to get assistance with without knowing the password is their own email account. If its a connection issue, or related to the primary email account, then Data protection must be confirmed

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      Re: Fon and Sky Broadband.

      Sorry, I know you are connected with Sky and should know, but that is not how I read the T &Cs. This section has nothing to do with Email which is covered in it's own sub-section.
      2. b) You will be registered as the primary user but you can nominate additional users provided they are members of your household and they consent. Any additional user must also provide a user name and password which must be different to yours.
      There is no suggestion here that this applies to Email, but specifically mentions being 'registered'.

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