Skype Offers Free Airport Wi-Fi For The Holidays

Brad Chacos

Few things matter more than a solid Internet connection when you’re a geek on the run. Along those lines, you can find decent Wi-Fi at airports, but you’ll pay through the nose to access it – most of the time, that is. Skype’s pulling its best Santa Claus impression and gifting fliers (naughty or nice) with an hour of free Wi-Fi at 50 airports across the U.S. during the peak holiday travel season.

You’ll need to have Skype installed on your laptop or the Skype WiFi app installed on your iOS device to claim that free hour, of course, and you'll also need a valid Skype ID. Between December 21st and 27th, you’ll find you can use Skype WiFi to log in to the hotspot offered at supported airports. The blog post announcing the freebie suggests you use the time to call your loved ones with Skype, but if you, say, wanted to check out the latest postings on, you’ll be able to do that to.

Intrigued? This page has an interactive map that lets you know which airports are participating .

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