Skype Hooking Up U.S. Travelers with Free Wi-Fi for the Holidays

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, Macs, 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.
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