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It is too bad that LA is not as traditionally urban as other cities when it comes to giving Starbucks and T-Mobile wireless the finger. But for those who live in well planned, mixed-use areas have the opportunity to make some money from Starbucks customers without leaving their homes.

If you live in WiFi range of a Starbucks (above, next to), Fon, "the world's largest WiFi community", will send you a free internet Fonero router. No, you won't be giving free internet to people, but it is cheaper. People who want to hook into your router will pay $2 for the service. That means $1 for you and $1 for Fon. This might even end up cheaper than the civic WiFi we expect to see in 2009.

Not a bad deal at all and while you are not going to break the bank, an extra $100 a month will definitely pay for your internet bill (or an extra internet line dedicated to this) and maybe a few other bills too.

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· Fon wants you to help steal business from Starbucks and T-Mobile [Engadget]