Skype to Offer Free Wi-Fi in Airports for the Holidays

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NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Skype has finally caught the Christmas spirit.

The Internet-calling service announced Monday that it will provide free Wi-Fi to travelers in more than 50 airports in the U.S. during the holidays, including New York’s JFK airport, Denver International and San Francisco International Airport. With the promotion, anyone with an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows PC will be able to get a free wireless Internet connection for up to one hour in a participating airport.

The offer runs from Wednesday through Tuesday, Dec. 27. The only caveat: To take advantage of the offer users will need to have a (free) Skype account active on their device.

Skype isn’t the first or only company to give away free Wi-Fi to travelers during the holidays. In previous years, Google (Stock Quote: GOOG) has offered a similar free Wi-Fi promotion in airports, and this year Delta Air Lines will give away 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi to its customers on more than 600 flights.

Seth Fiegerman is a staff reporter for MainStreet. You can reach him by email at Seth.Fiegerman@thestreet.com, or follow him on Twitter @sfiegerman.

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