Heading out for the holiday season? Good luck with your travel plans, as getting from point A to point B can an exercise in frustration this time of year (might we suggest watching Planes, Trains & Automobiles
), but if you're a Skype
user, one thing you won't have to worry about is finding free Wi-Fi access in the U.S.
"Great news Skype friends! Skype is setting out to make travel a little more pleasant this holiday season by offering a free hour of Internet access to third-party wireless hotspots within the Skype Wi-Fi hotspot footprint in select airports across the U.S.," Skype announced in a blog post. "From December 21st thru December 27th, travelers passing through or delayed in over 50 airports across the country will be able to access third-party hotspots using Skype WiFi and connect with loved ones via a Skype video or voice call for free."
This is a mostly platform agnostic promotion that is available on Windows PCs
, and iOS devices. You'll need to have Skype for Windows
or Skype for Mac
installed, or have downloaded the Skype Wi-Fi app
on your iOS device. Other than than, simply sign in to your account and see if you're in a supported hotspot.