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Skype, which has a long standing relationship with Boingo, is making it simpler (and easier) to get access to Boingo hotspots around the world. It announced a new plan that allows Skype users to pay for Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots using Skype Credit. The feature is called […]

Skype, which has a long standing relationship with Boingo, is making it simpler (and easier) to get access to Boingo hotspots around the world. It announced a new plan that allows Skype users to pay for Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots using Skype Credit. The feature is called Skype Access and is currently available to Mac users as part of the Skype for Mac 2.8 Beta software. I upgraded just for this feature alone. Skype will support this on Windows and Linux versions of Skype later. You pay per minute for the access you use. Previously, you had to sign up for Boingo and got a special rate for using Skype. I thought it was a bad deal. I find Skype Access simpler and easier. (Related Post: Full review of Skype 2.8 for Mac on TheAppleBlog.)

  1. this looks good but will wifi networks be able to handle the mass amount of people use this

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    1. i am sure they will be – skype’s professional users are a smaller subset of the overall base. i find the convenience useful.

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  2. I agree that this is a very convenient development. Thanks for this article Om!

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  4. [...] Version 2.8 also included Skype Access, which is a pay as you go public Wi-Fi service based on the Boingo [...]

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  5. [...] enclosed Skype Access, that is a compensate as you go open Wi-Fi make use of formed on the Boingo [...]

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  6. [...] Version 2.8 also included Skype Access, which is a pay as you go public Wi-Fi service based on the Boingo network. This latest update adds a bunch of fixes for Snow Leopard. Skype has very detailed [...]

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  7. [...] Version 2.8 also included Skype Access, which is a pay as you go public Wi-Fi service based on the Boingo network. This latest update adds a bunch of fixes for Snow Leopard. Skype has very detailed [...]

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  8. [...] Version 2.8 also included Skype Access, which is a pay as you go public Wi-Fi service based on the Boingo [...]

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  9. [...] Version 2.8 also included Skype Access, which is a pay as you go public Wi-Fi service based on the Boingo [...]

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