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Use Skype credit for more than just talking; Skype WiFi gets you online at hotspots

18 August 2011, Software Publisher

Skype users are familiar with the idea of buying credit in order to make online calls. If you should find that you have surplus credit that you just don’t know what to do with, a solution may be at hand thanks to the release of the new Skype WiFi app, available for iPhone, iPod and iPad. This free app enables you to use Skype credit to connect to wireless hotspots at a range of locations all over the world.

Using Skype WiFi is simplicity itself. Once you have downloaded the app, sign into your Skype account and ensure that you have some available credit. When you want to get online at a restaurant, airport or other location, fire up the app, and choose from one of the available providers. Each provider has its charges listed so if there is more than one available you can opt for the one that offers the best deal.

The app can be used with over a million hotspots all over the world, and while the usage charges vary between hotspot providers, it is a connection option that is likely to be welcomed by travellers as it is a far cheaper options than the roaming charges that are often associated with mobile internet usage.

It is good to see that online sessions are charged on a per minute basis. In this time you are free to email, surf and download as much as you like without fear of incurring a huge bill. To help further minimise the risk of a large bill, online sessions are initially limited to 30 minutes. When this time is up, you will be asked if you would like to stay online and will be prompted to start another session.

You can find out more and download a copy of the app by paying a visit to the Skype WiFi review page.

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