How do I get Skype WiFi for Windows 8?

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Skype WiFi is a fantastic way to browse the internet when you’re on the move, using your Skype Credit as payment to log in to public WiFi hotspots around the world.

No more fumbling with credit cards or cumbersome sign up processes when you’re out there – you can simply use your Skype Credit to get online. You only pay per minute for what you use. There's no need to buy an internet day-pass if all you need is a few minutes of access.

The Skype WiFi price per minute varies by provider and will be displayed when you connect to a compatible WiFi hotspot.

Learn more about Skype WiFi.

You can install Skype WiFi for modern Windows as you would do any other application from the Windows Store:

  1. In the Start screen, type “Skype WiFi” to open the search bar.

To get to the Start screen, simply press or tap the Windows key The Windows key.

  1. Select the Store icon in the search bar.

The Store icon selected in the search results on the right side of the Start screen.

  1. Tap or click the Skype WiFi app tile displayed in the search results on the left side of your screen. The Skype WiFi app window opens.
  2. To start the installation process, select Install.

When the installation is complete, the message “Skype WiFi was installed” appears in the top right corner of your screen.

Skype WiFi can run on your Windows 8 device even without the Skype app installed.

Before you start using Skype WiFi, make sure you purchase some Skype Credit while you’re online.

Learn more about using Skype WiFi for modern Windows.

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