Lets you make video calls and save money
Windows 10 / Windows 8
Skype WiFi for Windows 8 lets you use Skype credit to connect to public WiFi hot spots. This ability is convenient for Windows 8 laptop and tablet owners who are frequently on-the-go.
When you are travelling or find yourself in public places with some free time, you may find that you want to get online with your electronic device. Not all WiFi connections, however, are free. With Skype WiFi for Windows 8, you can easily connect without having to pay a fee or deal with complicated setup and registration requirements, such as providing your credit card information and filling out a profile account. In addition, the fees for these short-term use services tend to be exorbitant.
With Skype WiFi for Windows 8, you can connect to over one million WiFi hot spots with just a few easy steps. You can use your Skype credit to pay for this convenience, which is far more affordable than paying for one-time use at hot spots that charge a fee. To use, all you have to do is login to the app and choose your preferred WiFi network. Most are compatible with Skype WiFi for Windows 8.
Though the price per minute does vary, you'll never be surprised by cost because you'll see the rate next to the hot spot's name. You only pay for the time you use. There's no need to purchase an entire block or increment of time. Your credits will come right out of your Skype account.
Connecting to the app couldn't be easier. Just click to get started from the welcome screen. Type in your Skype log in information. Choose a network, and you're ready to go after accepting the conditions of use.
One thing you may find is that connection quality varies, depending on the hot spot you are using. This is due to no fault of the app itself. WiFi connectivity varies from one provider to the next and is independent of the Skype WiFi for Windows 8 software.