Skype today released its free Skype WiFi app for iPhone and iPad. It’s the latest in a flurry of new product releases from the company prior to the completion of its acquisition by Microsoft.
Formerly known as Skype Access, the Skype WiFi service essentially acts as a middleman between WiFi users and a variety of WiFi hotspot providers around the country. Prices start at 6 cents a minute. It’s meant to be a solution for quickly accessing email, checking a website or making a Skype call without ponying up for a lengthy stay on a premium wireless network.
Microsoft is in the process of buying Skype for $8.5 billion, the largest acquisition in the Redmond company’s history.