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Skype offers free internet access at airports

Popular VoIP software maker Skype is offering American travellers a free hour of WIFI internet access across the holiday season at many airports, from December 21st until December 27th.

Skype is partnering with third party wireless hotspot providers in over 50 airports across the USA, where users either delayed to just waiting for a connection can take advantage of this offer - in order to speak for free with friends and family, or even call on video.

The WIFI access is gained through the Skype hotspot footprint area within these selected places, for use on PCs, Macs and iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Travellers need to have access to the latest version of Skype, where once signed in with a Skype ID they need to check the wireless connection for a supported hotspot then access that service - for free.

Just as a reminder, Skype to Skype calling is free, calls to landlines or mobiles cost just a little using Skype Credit or a Skype Subscription.

Skype is encouraging users to tweet about the service with the hashtag #freeskypewifi , where this can also inform other Skype users where the free Skype WIFI access is located.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.