Now you no longer have to worry that you won’t be able to call your best friends or your family to wish them all the best at the beginning of the New Year. Skype has decided to give customers a helping hand this year by offering free Wi-Fi in NYC on New Year’s Eve, says CNET.
You can chat for as long as you want when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st because Skype has flooded the streets of NYC with free Wi-Fi. The event was planned in collaboration with Wi-Fi provider Towerstream, so people can use their electronic devices to make Skype calls. The Wi-Fi will be available from December 31 at noon until January 1.
Skype has organized other similar surprises for its customers this year. Between December 21 and December 27, international travelers were able to make phone and video calls over the Internet in all airports across U.S. This was possible thanks to the free Wi-Fi provided by Skype.
In order to connect to the free Wi-Fi you need to look for the “SkypeWiFi” network. Once you have found it with your device you can make as many phone calls as you like without paying any money.
There is however, one aspect that may hinder your connection to the free Wi-Fi. If your Skype version is too old you might experience problems during your online communication. For that, you need to make sure that you have installed the latest Skype version on your Windows or Apple Mac devices.
The aforementioned announcement is valid for other types of devices, as well. iOS-based devices require the latest Skype WiFi application in order to function well, so make sure you install one before New Year’s Eve.
There are no restrictions as to what you can do on the Internet during the New Year’s Eve. Once you have been connected, you can make Skype video calls, access the Internet, send emails, check-in to social networking sites, or whatever else you want to do online. The connection will work like a regular Wi-Fi network.