Skype Offers Free WiFi to Ease the Airport Pain

Skype Are Here To HelpAirports are wonderful places, aren’t they? Everyone is friendly, the seats are comfortable, the prices reasonable, and the food delicious. I love hanging around airports. I relish the time between connecting flights, and I have been known to pack my bags and drive to the nearest international airport just to hang out and pretend I’m waiting for a flight.

However, I realise that these feelings aren’t universal; there are some people out there who don’t enjoy airports. While I would be happy to relish in the extra few days of airport merriment that the recent flight cancellations have caused, Skype seem to think I’m in the minority, and have taken it upon themselves to give free internet access at more than 100,000 WiFi hotspots worldwide.

Skype Access, the service that lets you pay for WiFi access using Skype credit, will be free until 23:59GMT on Friday 23rd April 2010. This means you can check your email, surf the web, and — most importantly — call your parents, for free.

While I view paying $20 an hour for an internet connection whilst sipping $5 worth of aged, extra-bitter coffee, as “all part of the experience” some people may not enjoy it. If you are one of those people, and want to take advantage of the free WiFi on offer, all you need is a nearby compatible WiFi access point, and the latest version of Skype.

[via Pocket Lint]