Skype and FON working together, but not in the UK

December 3rd, 2010 Tags: , , ,

Skype and FON have announced this week that Skype user can now access the Internet through the Skype Access WiFi option.  Skype Access allows instant internet access via WiFi using the Skype application, where you are charged €0.12 per minute for access via your Skype Credit.  Right now, Skype and FON are providing access for free (until the end of 8th December) through any FON hotspot.  Did I say any? Ah, there’s a small limitation; this access is not available in Japan or the UK, although neither Skype nor FON are giving a reason for this limitation.

However, if you are travelling abroad, then this might be an option worth considering. Of course, if you already have a FON hotspot device, then you can already access these 300,000 FON hotspots around the world for free (and that does include the UK ones too).

I’ve been a fan of both Skype and FON for some time, and it’s nice to see them working together.  However, without UK support, this may not benefit that many people reading this at all.


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