Deutsche Telekom has dumped its FMC offer. Launched in August 2006 the intention had been to allow access via T-Mobile's 6,500 WiFi hotspots but the service has been shelved.
No real surprises there. FMC adoption has been patchy at best thanks to confusing pricing and no handsets. Also, with big bundles of minutes available to wireless-only customers, where's the appeal of hunting out a hotspot? Germany is also not the most appealing market in which to launch such an offer. Competition has been fierce from alternatives such as Genion and the landline replacements from Vodafone (Zu Hause) and T-Mobile (@Home).