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Airports getting free Wi-Fi via Skype

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Dec 2011 12:59 User comments (1)

Airports getting free Wi-Fi via Skype Skype has said this week it will be making free Wi-Fi available at over 50 airports in the U.S.
The promotion goes live today and will last through December 27th. The company says the promo is supported on PC, Macs and iOS devices. There was no word on Android.

Using the Wi-Fi, users can make video or voice calls with the VoIP service.

For a map of the airports, check the attached picture. Most of the major airports, like NY, Atlanta, Boston, DC, Miami and Chicago are included.

Skype gives instructions (via Cnet):

-Sign in to Skype.
-Go to Tools | Options | Skype Wi-Fi Access.
-Click the check box to Enable Skype Wi-Fi Access.
-Connect to a Wi-Fi public hot spot.
-In the Skype menu bar, click Tools | Skype Wi-Fi Access.
-Follow the instructions to join a compatible public Wi-Fi network.
-The free Wi-Fi can come in handy, especially around the holidays. Though more airports have been adding Wi-Fi coverage, some offer it only in certain terminals or specific areas.

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1 user comment

128.12.2011 00:27

I am surprised it is supporting Mac iOS. I certainly did not expect Microsoft to be so generous with its acquisition.

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