Metro Tech

Skype Says ‘Happy New Year, New York City!’ with Free WiFi in Manhattan

You don’t have to get the hell out of dodge to enjoy some promotional holiday WiFi. A week after Skype gifted free WiFi at 50 airports around the U.S., the company is announcing free WiFi over New Year’s for New York City denizens.

According to The Next Web, from midday on December 31st until midday on January 1st, New Yorkers will be able to access free Skype WiFi (for Googling last minute resolution ideas or, ahem, making Skype calls) in neighborhoods covered by Towerstream, its partner network. That includes: Times Square, West Village, East Village, South Village, Greenwich Village, NoHo, SoHo, Lowe East Side, Clinton, Chelsea, Union Square, Midtown, Midtown South, Murray Hill, Stuyvesant Park and Turtle Bay.

Just connect to the ‘Skype WiFi’ hotspot through your device’s WiFi, and you’ll need to make sure you have the latest version of Skype installed on your Windows or Mac device, or the Skype WiFi iOS app. Of course, it’s worth remembering that whilst Skype-to-Skype calls are free, you’ll need Skype credit to make calls to landlines and mobiles.

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