Boingo Wireless and Skype have launched a new service Skype Access that will enable Skype users to access Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide, and pay using Skype Credit.
The feature will be embedded into Skype as a core feature, first in the Skype for Mac 2.8 Beta software and then in versions of Skype for other operating systems.
Boingo enables consumers to access Wi-Fi on their laptop or mobile device at more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide — including airports, hotels, cafes and metropolitan hot zones — with a single account.
The new application lets users connect to a Boingo Wi-Fi hotspot with a single click and to pay per minute only for what they use. Skype Access scans for available Boingo hotspots and presents a pop-up dialogue box displaying the price per minute to use the Boingo network using Skype Credit.