WiFi hotspot aggregator Boingo Wireless and VoIP software and service provider Skype today announced Skype Zones - Powered by Boingo, a wireless VoIP service designed to give access to Skype across Boingo's network of hotspots. Skype Zones will allow customers access to Skype's service by using a custom version of Boingo's WiFi connection software. Unlimited WiFi access for Skype Internet calls is available through the service for $7.95 per month or $2.95 for two hours of access. Skype Zones is available for download for Windows PCs and is currently a beta service. Skype is a member of the 2005 FierceWireless Fierce 15 and Boingo Wireless is a member of the 2003 FierceWireless Fierce 15. The FierceWireless Fierce 15 is an annual list of the top emerging wireless companies.
This is Boingo Wireless' second VoIP partnership. Earlier this year Boingo forged a deal with VoIP service provider Vonage through which the two companies agreed to co-market each other's services. Boingo has said it is working with handset makers to integrate its software into WiFi-enabled mobile phones.
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