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Skype WiFi: Access Internet While Travelling For $0.06/Min [iOS App]

Are you an international traveller with an iOS device and looking for a cost effective way to access internet? Skype WiFi is for you. With Skype WiFi iOS application you can quickly go online and access internet at over 1 million Skype Hotspots. A launch blog post of this app says

With the new Skype WiFi app, you can go online on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (running iOS 4.1 or above with multitasking) at over 1 million WiFi hotspots around the world, including hotels, airports, train stations, convention centres, bars and restaurants.

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The charges for usage of Skype WiFi service are very reasonable for someone who want to quickly check mails or tweet a picture. The price starts at $0.06/min and goes a bit higher depending on where you are trying to access in this world. There are no limits on amount of data you upload/download, all you pay is per minutes basis. Lets say you drafted couple of emails offline and you want to send them, all you may have to pay is for a minute of usage. The funds for your usage bill are pulled from your Skype account, so one more less account to maintain. As an introductory offer the service is free till 21 Aug 2011.

As Skype mentioned, this application runs only on iOS 4.1+ devices. Which means you can not use this app on your old iPhone 3G or 2nd generation iPod Touch.

Download Skype WiFi for iOS [iTunes Link]