For over a decade the Starbucks franchise has been spreading like a virus throughout the world, with new chains popping up daily. If you live in New York City, a Starbucks is no more than a block or two away, regardless of your location. In fact, my office is within 5 miles of 197 stores. (Yes, you read that correctly)
Aside from serving overpriced coffee, Starbucks now offers a wireless internet service through a partnership with T-Mobile. This service, which is used by many on-the-go New Yorkers, is offered for the not-so-nominal cost of $10 a day. Leave it to Starbucks to find an industry, severely overprice its product/service and still have people running back for more. I can’t understand stand it and I won’t support it. But, I would be more than happy to profit from it.
It is for these reasons that I would like to introduce you to FON. FON is offering a free router to anyone who lives within range of a Starbucks Wi-Fi signal. The idea is that you would use this router to share your broadband connection with Starbucks customers, or anyone in the area for that matter. While Starbucks is charging their customers $10 a day for their service, you can offer yours for a much more reasonable $2 a day. Of that $2, you collect $1 per user for your troubles. What an opportunity!
If $1 isn’t incentive enough, think of the feeling of satisfaction that comes with undercutting a faceless corporation! Although, that feeling will undoubtedly vanish when you spend your earnings on your morning latte. Damn this addiction!