You ever come across an airport or hotel Wifi hotspot but absolutely refuse to agree to the “they want me to pay what” daily access rates? I’m pretty sure we all have. But there may be times when you just can’t afford not to sign up and pay for access for just a couple of minutes, especially if it means missing an important conference call. Sure, you could just use your phone’s wireless minutes but oh, wait, you’re roaming.
The Skype Wifi app for iPhone and iPad lets you tap into over 1 million hotspots worldwide and make Skype VoIP calls using only your Skype credit. If you decide to go this route, it will cost you to the tune of $0.06 per minute in credits, but if you’re roaming and you can only find “pay daily for me” hotspot connectivity, using up your Skype credits to make a VoIP call may just be a life-saver.
Skype Wifi also lets you do more than just make calls. You can browse the internet, check email, check Facebook, update Twitter, upload photos, download music or eBooks, etc., and only pay for the minutes you use and aren’t stuck with paying a per-day fee.
So if you’re one of the people who pays to use Skype (via credits), and find yourself in a situation where paying to network access just won’t cut it, check out Skype Wifi and let us know what you think in the comments section.