26, Jun 2006 16:29
FiWi the WiFi Cow’s FAQ for Bills
1.- What does an Alien see when she connects?
The Alien sees exactly what a Linus or Bill sees – the FON Access Portal. Users are taken to the FON Access Portal automatically when they connect to a FON Wifi signal. The FON Access Portal shows an Alien how to purchase FON passes. It’s quick and easy.
2.- Do I need to have my FON Social Router on at all times?
Have to? No. Should? Yup. That way more people will find and use your signal. And you don’t even have to keep your computer on; your FON Social Router will provide access all on its own.
3.- How do Aliens know where there is FON coverage?
They can either simply detect your WiFi signal or they can find it through the FON Maps. This is why it is important to make sure the location you have listed for your FON Hotspot is kept up to date in the User Zone. You do not need to show your exact apartment number if for privacy reasons you are not comfortable doing so. But, the more details you include, the better.
4.- Where to I see how much I have earned?
In your User Zone at My Piggy Bank. Fiwi highly recommended this particularly. Even though she died her hair orange, we guarantee she is a wizard with numbers.
5.- How much will I make?
That depends. If there are lots of aliens, you could bring a big smile to your Piggy Bank. Be sure to visit the antennas section in My Piggy Bank to learn how to expand your FON Hotspot’s coverage.
6.- How do I get paid what I earn as a Bill?
Each time you reach €30 or $30, we shake the Piggy Bank and deposit the money in your PayPal account. (Piggy says it tickles.) We also send you an email letting you know. All you need is to open an account with PayPal. The My Piggy Bank section explains how to do that.
7.- Do I need to pay anything to become a Bill?
No. Nope. Definitely not. All you need is a FON Social Router.
8.- What can I do to catch Aliens?
Visit our website’s download section and download all of the goodies for promoting your FON Hotspot. Be creative, but please don’t wrap your little brother in FONero stickers and march him up and down your street.
9.- Can I connect for free throughout the FON Community?
You can connect to your own FON Social Router for free. But, remember that Bills do not have free access to the FON Community (roaming) because Bills prefer to milk their WiFi to make some money. If you are a Bill then you have to pay to connect to FON when you are away from home. If at any time you prefer to be a Linus, no problem. You can switch your profile in the User Zone up to twice every 12 months. (Why not more often? Because Bills who convert to Linus-hood right before they go on a trip are gaming the system.)
10.- What happens if a Linus connects to a Bill?
Bill gets exactly half of what Linus pays to connect: nothing.
11.- What happens if an Alien connects to a Linus?When an Alien connects to a Linus signal, the Alien pays for accessing the FON Community. We then reinvest the money from Aliens to subsidize FON Social Routers throughout the world, especially in those areas most affected by the digital divide. This allows us FONeros to roam the earth with greater freedom and for there to be little bit more equality in the world.