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Travelers are getting a welcome gift from Skype in the form of free Wi-Fi access at more than 50 U.S. airports to place voice or video calls over Skype’s service on PCs, Macs, or iOS devices. The year-end promotion runs from Dec. 21 through Dec. 27.

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Travelers this holiday season are getting a welcome gift from Skype in the form of free Wi-Fi access at more than 50 U.S. airports to place voice or video calls over Skype’s service. The year-end promotion runs from Dec. 21 through Dec. 27; a time when many are hitting the skies to visit relatives and friends over the holidays.

Skype’s blog offers an interactive map showing which airports will have the free wireless access for Skype services. Most of the major airport hubs are covered, but my local area of Philadelphia isn’t getting any love for some reason. Luckily, I’ve got a data-only SIM card combined with native Android SIP support to make free or low-cost calls, and Google Talk video as another supplement!

Speaking of Android, Skype WiFi isn’t supported on Google’s mobile devices. However, you can use it in conjunction with Windows PC, Mac or iOS devices, including iPads, iPhones and iPod touches.

  1. Kevin – WiFi is already free at the airport in Philadelphia.

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    1. LOL! Thanks Chaim – the mobile broadband is so good at PHL, that I forget to turn my Wi-Fi radio on; good to know!

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  2. US only.

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  3. Mosaic Technology Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    This is a simple, yet generous gesture by Skype for the holiday season. I’m sure this will come as a very welcome relief for those stranded in airports during the holidays.

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  4. free wifi and skype opan

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