Skype just announced that they’ve launched a new iOS app that will provide access to WiFi at over 1 million access points around the world. That’s really wonderful as now you can use this free iOS app to gain access to a WiFi nearby you, for example at a coffee shop, Food court, Malls, Airports, Hotels etc.
Skype Wi-Fi, as it’s called, lets you use Wi-Fi from a hotspot by signing in to this app with your Skype ID and some Skype credits. However, the service is cheap as hell, starting at only $0.06 per minute and no download/upload limit whatsoever. And the best part, you get charged only for the minutes you use. And since there are 1 million hotspots around, it shouldn’t be difficult to locate a Skype one. So, I guess this is a good enough reason to put some credit in to your Skype account.
Skype WiFi is great for travellers all over the world: It’s a must-have app, for your iPhone or iPad whether you’re on a business trip or enjoying holidays abroad. Skype WiFi offers you a cost-effective and easy way to get online with an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Paying on a per-minute basis for WiFi Internet access is great when you’re abroad as you can avoid data roaming charges when you update Facebook, send a tweet, make a Skype call or upload photos.
A really useful thing that Skype has done, don’t you think? The app is pretty simple to use too, as all you have to do is Sign in and the click on Go Online. You’ll instantly get access to the Wi-Fi hotspot and you can make that Skype Video call that you were craving for all day long. Very good for travellers and bloggers alike.
Skype’s so happy about this app, that they’re giving free access to 60 minutes of WiFi to anyone using the app between Saturday 20th August 00:00 to Sunday 21st August 23:59 BST. Download the app right away and make use of this offer.
You can download Skype WiFi for free from the App Store now.
[ Source: Skype Blog ]