Skype launches iOS WiFi hotspot app

By on August 24, 2011
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Skype WiFi brings the easy to use paid hotspot access to iOS device.

Skype had a WiFi hotspot discovery and connectivity service called “Skype Access”. It is a directory of over a million public WiFi hotspots at convention centers, hotels, airports etc. Normally to connect to such non-free public hotspots you would have to pay for hotspot access. But via Skype access you don’t have to buy hourly or daily access using manual means, but instead access the hotspot by using Skype credits right from your laptop.

The service previously exclusive to desktop app is now also available for iOS devices by name of “Skype WiFi”. According to the Skype blog, using Skype WiFi will not require use of an expensive hourly or daily WiFi voucher. Instead, users will pay for WiFi access by the minute using Skype credits. For those who need access but do not want to pay roaming charges (especially if you have an iPhone), this app may come in handy. Just note that the app requires iOS 4.1 and above. In addition, you must have a Skype account with credits in it.

Grab the Skype WiFi app @ iTunes


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