Skype has juts announced a partnership deal with leading Wi-Fi hotspot providers around the globe that will allow it to provide its Skype access service worldwide.
The new Skype Access pay-as-you-go service, will now be available through mobile networks in over 500,000 locations including airports, cafes, trains and offices. All you need to login is the latest version of Skype and credit on your account to start surfing out and about.
Rather than paying costly per day or per hour Internet access fees, Skype Access allows you to pay per minute using Skype Credit to control your costs at rates starting at £.04 /€.05/$.06per minute.
Partners for the service include BT Openzone currently the UKs’s largest hotspot provider, together with Fon the worlds biggest hotspot provider, together with Germany’s M3 Connect, South Africa’s Skyrove, in-flight broadband provider Row 44, Vex, Tomizone and Spectrum Interactive.
In celebration of Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona this week, Skype Access will be free to use from 0001 CET on the 14th February 2011 to 2359 CET on the 18th February 2011 across the whole of Spain.