I'm in a location where I am entitled to free wifi. Boingo popped up a dialogue offering to charge me Skype credits to connect, and the http proxy login was disabled. I had to force quit Skype (I use a Mac, OS X 10.6) and uninstall Skype to get to the http proxy login and get access to wifi.
The proper term for this is "theft" or, colloquially, "highway robbery" - use of force to take from me what is mine by right.
I'm content for now to leave Skype uninstalled, but I have credits I can't use. Can you advise how to disable Boingo? Or, better, fix this so it can be clicked off at will?
Something similar happened to me at Amsterdam airport. I got a pop up window saying I can use skype access and after around 3 minutes of using it and while the amount on the pop up window was £1.3, I realised my skype account was minus £10.
When I turned it off, I managed to connect to the airport's free wifi normally, but still I feel robbed.
I found a way that works...just take out your id and password in the Boingo sign in area, and it stops it from signing you in automatically. That way, you can just use the skype and the free internet access without signing you in on Boingo. Also, skype allows you to put in the preference area that you don't want it to log you in, automatically.