Today Skype launched it’s Skype WiFi App for iOS devices that enables you to connect to over 1 million WiFi hotposts around the world.
The service is charged by the minute and it uses your Skype credit, so you will need to ensure you have some available!
Here is what Skype posted on their blog:
Skype WiFi (formerly known as Skype Access) is coming to iOS. We’ve just launched a new iOS application that’s free to download from Apple’s App store.
With the new Skype WiFi app, you can go online on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (running iOS 4.1 or above with multitasking) at over 1 million WiFi hotspots around the world, including hotels, airports, train stations, convention centres, bars and restaurants. And with Skype Credit you only pay for the minutes you use. So, there’s no need to buy an hour or day WiFi voucher if you’re only looking to check your email or make a quick Skype call.
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.
WiFi access prices through Skype start from US$ 0.06/4p/€0,05 (inclusive of VAT) per minute* and you will only be charged for the minutes you are connected. There are no limits on the amount of data you can upload or download.
All you need to enjoy Skype WiFi on your iPhone or iPad is a Skype account and some Skype Credit.**
It’s easy to get started with Skype WiFi:
• Go to the App Store and download the Skype WiFi app
• Open the Skype WiFi app for iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
• Sign in with your Skype account details or visit Skype.com to create a new account
• Tap Go Online and you’re online!
• Once you’ve finished, just tap Disconnect
To celebrate the new Skype WiFi app and to give you a chance to try it out, Skype WiFi will be free around the globe from Saturday 20th August 00:00 till Sunday 21st August 23:59 BST for a maximum of 60 minutes***. To enjoy free wireless access, download Skype WiFi on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch or make sure you have the latest Skype software on your computer. Find yourself a hotspot and connect!
Skype WiFi is made available through WiFi operators around the world. For a complete list of supported hotspots, visit skype.com/go/skypewifi.
*Prices may vary by Wi-Fi operator.
**To sign up for a Skype account or buy Skype Credit, you’ll need to visit Skype.com on your computer or via the browser on your iOS device.
***Capped at 4 x 15-min sessions per unique Skype ID.