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How do I use Skype WiFi in Skype for Windows desktop?
The following questions and answers will help you get started with using Skype WiFi:
- How do I start using Skype WiFi?
- How do I know how many Skype WiFi minutes I've used?
- How much does Skype WiFi cost?
- How do I pay for Skype WiFi?
To connect to WiFi using Skype WiFi:
- Sign in to Skype.
- In the menu bar, click Tools > Options... > Skype WiFi.
- Tick Enable Skype WiFi.
- Connect to a public WiFi hotspot.
- In the menu bar, click Tools > Skype WiFi.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to select and join a compatible public WiFi network.
If you select a network that's not compatible with Skype WiFi, a pop-up message will appear suggesting you to select another one.
Once connected, you can make Skype calls, surf the web, check your email and use any application that needs internet connection. There is no data limit for using Skype WiFi. You only pay for the Skype WiFi minutes you have used.
When you connect to the internet with Skype WiFi, the Skype WiFi icon will appear in your system tray.
Click this icon to find out how long you've been using Skype WiFi. You can end your session at any time, but for your protection, Skype WiFi sessions are set to expire after 30 minutes. You will be prompted to extend your session a few minutes before it expires.
The Skype WiFi price per minute varies by provider and is displayed in a message box that appears when you’re near a compatible WiFi hotspot. Simply click Connect to start a session.
You pay for Skype WiFi with your Skype Credit. When you start a session, Skype checks your Skype account balance and reserves payment for a maximum of 30 minutes of Skype WiFi. You're only charged for what you use. If you use 5 minutes of Skype WiFi, your Skype Credit will be debited for 5 minutes worth only.
If you don’t have Skype Credit, but would still like to connect to Skype WiFi, you’ll be able to purchase Skype Credit at the start of your session. Simply connect to a compatible public WiFi hotspot through Skype WiFi and follow the instructions to add Skype Credit.
You can keep tabs on how much you've spent on your Skype account page.