Skype Wi-Fi for iOS devices launched

Posted on Aug 18 2011 - 12:19pm by Robert

Dubbed as the “must have” app for those iOS device users who travel a lot to other countries by developers, the Skype Wi-Fi app is now ready for Apple’s mobile OS.

The service, formerly known as Skype Access, lets people tap into a public Wi-Fi network to check their emails of make Skype per-minute charged calls instead of subscribing for an hour or day of service.

The price of Skype Wi-Fi access starts at six cents a minute, and “you will only be charged for the minutes you are connected,” the company said on its blog. There are also no limits on the amount of data a user can download or upload.

Tech website TheNextWeb noted that since users are using a near-public network, Skype Wi-Fi is not as safe as a portable hotspot, but it is more convenient in many cases.

Skype has launched a number of products in recent months, including a Skype app for the Apple iPad. The company also rolled out video support for Android devices for its app, and a partnership with social networking giant Facebook which is now allowing video chat within the site.

It is interesting to see if Skype will continue to launch services like these for Android and Apple devices if its deal with Microsoft Corp. is finalized. Microsoft’s acquisition was cleared by the US Justice Department and is now awaiting the approval from the EU.

 

via: Ubergizmo

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