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Get online for free with Skype WiFi during Internet Week Europe

Internet Week Europe (Skype) - 03 November 2011

Get online for free with Skype WiFi during Internet Week Europe


- From 7-11 November WiFi hotspots will be free of charge with Skype WiFi -

 London: To celebrate Skype’s sponsorship of Internet Week Europe 2012 Skype are giving everyone in the UK free access to wireless hotspots with Skype WiFi. Between Monday 7 and Friday 11 November everyone can get online for up to 60 minutes – absolutely free.¹

Skype WiFi is the convenient one-click and you’re done way to get online while out and about – no more fumbling with credit cards or lost passwords. You’ll get online at wireless hotspots near you in an instant and only pay for what you use with Skype Credit.

Skype WiFi is now available at over 1 million wireless hotspots worldwide – including hotels, airports, train stations, convention centres, bars and restaurants. The WiFi hotspots will enable everyone participating in Internet Week Europe, as well as the rest of the UK, to benefit from the weeklong festival.

How to get online for free with Skype WiFi
On your laptop/computer
1. Make sure you’ve got the latest version of Skype on your computer and a Skype account. Don’t have an account? Create one now
2. Join a Skype partner WiFi network – a message will ask if you want to get online using Skype WiFi.
3. Select Connect and you're online.
4. Once you've finished, just select Disconnect.

On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
1. Go to the App Store and download the free Skype WiFi app.
2. Open the Skype WiFi app on your iPhone, iPad² or iPod touch.
3. Sign in with your Skype account details. Don’t have an account? Create one now
4. Tap Connect and you're online.
5. Once you've finished, just tap Disconnect.

Need to find a hotspot?
Download the WorkSnug Pro app to find hotspots in your locality.

Staying connected
Need more than your free hour of internet access? Stay connected at great rates using Skype Credit. Skype WiFi prices start from US6¢/4p/5€¢ per minute³ (inclusive of VAT) and you’re only ever charged for the minutes you’re connected. There are no limits on the amount of data you can upload or download.

Paying on a per-minute basis with Skype WiFi is great to avoid expensive data roaming charges when abroad –  making it cost effective to  update Facebook, send a tweet, make a Skype call or upload photos.

All you need to enjoy Skype WiFi on your laptop, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is a Skype account and some Skype Credit. 4

Skype WiFi is made available via WiFi operators around the world. To check per-minute prices and see a complete list of supported hotspots, simply pop “UK” into the “How much does it cost?” box on the Skype WiFi page.

¹ Capped at 4 x 15-min sessions per unique Skype Name. Available from 12:00 am Monday November 7 until 11.59 pm Friday November 11.
² Running iOS 4.1 or above with multitasking.
³ Prices may vary by WiFi operator.
4 To sign up for a Skype account or buy Skype Credit, you'll need to visit on your computer or via the browser on your iOS device.


Notes to Editors

About Internet Week Europe
Internet Week Europe is a festival to celebrate Europe’s thriving internet industry and community.

Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, Internet Week Europe is the top annual gathering for tech and Internet leaders in Europe, and reflects Europe’s position as one of the core creative centres of the Internet world.
Internet Week Europe 2010 - attracted more than 10,000 attendees and featured over 125 events. These were organised and presented across London by 69 different partners including Yahoo!, Creative Review, The Webby Awards, BBC Comedy, Yelp, Google, Skype, Wieden + Kennedy, The Guardian, and New Media Age. Festival highlights included industry panels and conferences, career and networking events, screenings, exhibits, breakfasts, live performances, parties and even a digerati cycling tour.

Internet Week Europe 2011 sponsors include presenting sponsor Yahoo!, and official sponsor Aquent.
Internet Week Europe 2011 is expected to draw more than 15,000 delegates to more than 200 events. Reflecting the Internet’s open structure, any organisation - from artists and investment banks to startups and meetups – can host an event during Internet Week Europe 2011. There is no fee.

About The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was founded in 1998 to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. An international organization, The Academy selects the Nominees and Winners for The Webby Awards, the leading honour for Web sites and individual achievement in technology and creativity. Since 2008, IADAS has also presented Internet Week New York in cooperation with the city of New York. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, R/GA Founder and Chairman Robert Greenberg.

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For further information please contact:

Sophia Taglialavore
Internet Week Europe
E: sophia @
T: +44 (0)2077495354