I think I know what I'm talking about on this one, and FON is not a pyramid scam.
I'm not sure what <a href=http://www.nyctv.com/why_spitzer_pushing_wifi_instead_of_911_justice.htm">this delusional person is talking about when they say:
FON is a wide area networking pyramid scam that is growing in Europe and trying to get into the USA. Pyramid scams are illegal in most states and I am sure Elliot Spitzer knows that. With FON you make money sharing your connection and make more affiliating and then it goes on in a pyramid scheme to increase your income based on getting more people on the network. Sound familiar?
There is nothing about FON that is a pyramid scam. Much less, there is a difference between affiliate pyramid promotional systems (which are legal) and Ponzi Schemes. Learn that difference. It's not complex. Further, "pyramid schemes" are defined as having "no product nor service of significant value". I use FON Routers every day. I assure you, they have value.
There are plenty of things to get upset at FON about. I've written about several of them. And this is not one.