People travelling in Spain are invited to experience a burst of connectivity with Skype Access for 15 minutes, courtesy of Skype, ahead of the impeding launch of Skype Access within the next version (4.2) of the popular Skype for Windows client. Available across the whole of Spain from 15-18 February, Skype is providing users with one click wifi access for a courtesy 15 minutes through its wifi partner Boingo.
Skype Access is a great new service from Skype that allows people with Skype Credit to access the internet at premium hotspots around the world. No more fumbling with credit cards or cumbersome sign up processes. Simply connect to an available hotspot and Skype Access will offer to connect you to the internet at an affordable per minute rate.
Skype Access works with Skype’s Mac client and Skype for Windows 4.2 beta. People running one of these versions of Skype will receive 15 minutes of free Skype Access credit they open Skype in an area covered by one of Skype’s wifi partners. Areas included are airports, most hotels in Barcelona and across the FIRA.
Skype is exhibiting at Mobile World Congress for the first time this year, with a stand in the App Planet (Hall 7, Stand 7D49).
Skype Access is powered by Boingo, and can be used at over 100,000 hotspots worldwide.
Skype for Windows 4.2, which includes Skype Access, will launch in the coming weeks.