Portugal with greatest WI-FI network for 3DS

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  1. _elf_
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    Great news for Nintendo 3DS users in Portugal!

    Nintendo just made a deal with ZON to allow Nintendo 3DS users to access for free all the ZON@FON hotspots.
    ZON@FON has more than 450 000 hospots all across the country, allowing to get a great coverage of signal.
    This deal is in effect since 12/09 and you won’t need any kind of username or password.

    Now we have in Portugal all the PT hotspots + ZON@FON hotspots.

    Keep the Streetpass ON [​IMG]

    To all of you that don't live in Portugal:
    ZON is a internet operator, and it has a service (ZON@FON) that is brilliant!
    All the ZON clients have a special modem in their house that allows all the ZON clients that pass this house to connect to the web. It is some kind of sharing service for users of the same operator.

    Why this is great you ask...
    This way with the 3DS you have access to the web near any house that has the ZON operator.
    Who needs 3G?

    You can see the national coverage in their web site

    http://www.zonfon.pt/

    Source:
    (in Portuguese)
    http://gameover.sapo.pt/article.html?id=58...amp;platform=14

    UPDATE
    the portuguese website from Nintendo has added this information and confirmed it even more [​IMG]
    We will get more videos soon also.

    Nintendo Website
     
  2. SparkFenix

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    This is great news :yayPT:
     
  3. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    I had access to this service already because I'm a ZON client, but good news for those who aren't!
     
  4. nintendoom

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    So non-clients are like.... Sucking the client's wifi?
     
  5. _elf_
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    In a way yes. But what you download doesn't appear in the bill of the cliente.
    This "modem" has a connection for the user and another one wireless to another client passing by or in this case a Nintendo 3DS user.
    The user only pays his connection.

    It doesn't affect the original user and owner of the service. He doesn't pay anything more. It is a sharing service.

    It only shares with clients of the same operator or users of the 3DS.
     
  6. T.Kuranari

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    Congratz to all portugese peeps, I really mean it [​IMG]
     
  7. MegaV2

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    Feels good man. (Even though I don't own a 3DS [​IMG] )
     
  8. tigris

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    How wonderous.
    Such technological advances would be awesome.
    *looks at my flag*
    However..
     
  9. machomuu

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    That's really awesome, it's like free 3G. That said, I won't be affected.
     
  10. Ace

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    Yeah, it would be amazing to have something like this in Sweden. Although we already get free, unlimited internets in school...
     
  11. _elf_
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    It would me amazing to get this kind of services all around the world.
    A shering service. Everyone wins [​IMG]


    Updated with confimation fom the website from Nintendo in Portugal

    We will get more videos soon also.

    Nintendo Website
     
  12. FAST6191

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    Similar sharing options are available in various places (the FON company ZON teamed up with operate in several countries) but that is getting off topic. Nice to see technology working well, hopefully they can twist things into a kind of darknet or mesh network.
     
  13. Ammako

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    What happens with bandwidth?