Originally called Skype Access and launched back in 2009, Skype WiFi currently covers more than 2 million internet hotspots globally.
The service launched back in 2009 and provided a way to consolidate numerous public and private WiFi networks around the world under one payment service. Official Skype WiFi apps were released for iOS, Android, and Windows devices.
No specific reason was mentioned for the service closure but the company’s team mentioned on a support page that Skype WiFi is retiring globally so that the company can better focus its efforts on bringing users the best possible experience through its core Skype features.
They should buy a data plan to get connected to participating paid Wi-Fi networks. There are no contracts or recurring charges. It will not ask for a separate sign-in process.
Last September, Microsoft said it will close Skype’s London office as part of its efforts to consolidate its presence in the UK. The decision to close the office put 220 positions at risk.
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