Monday, July 11, 2005

Skype and Boingo Merge Internet Telephony with Wi-Fi Hotspots

Skype and Boingo Wireless announced a partnership under which Skype's more than 45 million users will be able to make and receive Internet telephony calls via Boingo's network of 18,000 Wi-Fi hot spots at discounted prices. Unlimited Wi-Fi access for Skype Internet telephony calls is available for $7.95 per month or $2.95 for a 2-hour connection. The service will use a custom Skype version of the Boingo Software.

The combined Skype Zones service is in beta testing and currently available for download.

  • Skype has now been downloaded over 132 million times.

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