Msg#: 4503507 posted 3:23 pm on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
The biggest problem with free WiFi is knowing it's authentic, especially as the scammers love using similar broadcast IDs to catch the unwary.
I do, however, welcome the initiative.
Traditionally offering free WiFi access to travellers in airports and during seasonal holidays around the world, Microsoft-owned VOIP giant Skype is looking to expand its wireless footprint in the UK and Ireland in a partnership with wireless broadband specialist Wicoms.
The initiative — called Free Skype WiFi — sees high street retailers, hotels and businesses partner with Wicoms directly, where they will receive a dedicated router and Skype hotspot service for them to roll out their own network and offer it to their customers.