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Skype WiFi App brings unlimited data to your iOS device

Some of you might already be familiar with the Skype WiFi service that allows you to use your Skype credits to get access to over a 1 million hotspots worldwide, including major airports, hotels etc. Now Apple is bringing that same service to your iPhone and iPad as well with their Skype WiFi App for iOS devices.

Skype WiFi hotspot access App launched

Skype is the most popular VOIP service around these days and a favourite app amongs iOS users. With the new Skype WiFi App we can look forward to more internet access where ever we find ourselves in the world. If you have ever been worried about data network limitations (most mobile carriers limit to 500mb per month) and the sky high charges for using mobile internet when abroad, then the Skype WiFi service might prove very useful.

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.

For a limited time period until 21st August Skype is offering the service for free, but following that you will be charged on a per-minute basis starting at $.06 (varies by country). If you are already a Skype user then the cost will be taken out of your Skype Credit that you use to make phone calls over their VOIP service.

Paying for public hotspot access is nothing new, but services like this one from Skype brings convenience to users, not having to start inputing credit card details etc every time you want to access a WiFi hotspot. Since you are charged per minute you also don’t have to worry about having to buy a 24-hour pass when all you need is a couple of hours of web access.

The Skype WiFi app runs as a multitasking app, so not interfering with your normal use of your iOS device whilst connected. Just remember that when using the service you are connected to a near-public network, so be careful with sending personal information or do your online banking over the connection (common web sense rules).

You can download the Skype WiFi App from iTunes App Store for free today – download

[source: TheNextWeb]

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