Skype Launches Free Wi-Fi

Service rolls out in UK and Ireland at participating high street venues

October 2, 2012

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LONDON -- Wicoms and Skype today announced the launch of a new WiFi network initiative called Free Skype WiFi. The new service is rolling out in the UK and the Republic of Ireland in participating high street venues and businesses to deliver simple, trustworthy and free public internet access. The Free Skype WiFi service is available for businesses to purchase at

In a recent YouGov survey conducted by Wicoms, 52 percent of all the people surveyedwho had used public Wi-Fi hotspots whilst out shopping, said that the experience is generally poor. Wicoms and Skype have partnered to create the Free Skype WiFi network to improve the Wi-Fi experience for consumers by bringing easily accessible and free public WiFi that consumers can trust.

Wicoms’ new Free Skype WiFi will allow Skype users to log in to any participating Free Skype WiFi location across the UK and Ireland with their Skype ID using the Skype WiFi app. For those without a Skype ID, all it takes is a single step email entry in order to gain access. Once connected, consumers can use the reliable and free Wi-Fi provided by Wicoms to browse the web, engage with social media, access and send emails, shop, compare prices and even download special deals from participating high street retailers.

Skype Ltd.

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