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cost of skype wifi access

Novel Adventurer

Cannot find cost information for Skype wifi access.  (Or a list of access partners).  Any help?

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Novel Adventurer

I need to know if inet is available thru skype, if where(wifi) how do I get it?  Is there an 800 ph # top actually talk to someone?


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Novel Adventurer
is there an 800 # to reach anyone?
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Novel Tourist
did you get a response? I am looking for the same info!
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Esteemed Adventurer

The WiFi is just to get Internet access.  It doesn't involve Skype.  The cost is between you and whomever supplies the Wifi "hotspot".  It could be yourself as you use your own WiFi-enabled home router.  It could be your employer as you use the company's WiFi router.  It could be Starbuck's WiFi router or the WiFi router at the executive lounge at the airport.  The Skype software client could be on your home desktop PC, on your laptop PC, on your iPhone, or on your Android smartphone, or on a WiFi cordless phone.  That software client then calls Skype over the Internet to establish an IP connection for voice data packets to flow over the Internet between itself and other software clients.



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Esteemed Adventurer

"Skype WiFi", OTOH, is a way to pay for that WiFi Internet access by using Skype credits to pay WiFi providers who have signed up as Skype Partners, and the Skype WiFi app makes connecting to the hotspot a simple single click.  It's pretty expensive, though, at about 14 cents/minute.  Here is a URL of the screen shot of the iPhone Skype WiFi app:

When the app is running and it's within range of a Skype WiFi hotspot (Boingo in this case), the offer pops up and you can click to connect via Boingo's WiFi service.



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Casual Tourist
hello, can you tell me if there is a way to surch for wifi hot spots in a certain area.
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Novel Adventurer

what are the rates of skype wifi here in the philippines when i connect 

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Casual Adventurer

so is Boingo one of the Providers on the list of providers that was asked for in the original question?

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Novel Tourist

same question

Did Skype negotiate a rate with the local wifi providers? What's the deal

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