Skype’s Internet calling service will soon be accessible at the Cloud’s Wi-Fi hot spots across Europe, according to the two companies.
Although normal online access to Skype’s voice over Internet Protocol services is free to those connecting via PC, access to the Cloud’s Wi-Fi network will require the use of a Skype-enabled phone from SMC Networks and a monthly payment of about $13 (6.99 pounds).
Niall Murphy, the Cloud’s chief technology officer, said Tuesday that the deal “marks the start of a real low-cost alternative to traditional telecoms services.”
The service will launch in the U.K. this month and spread to other European countries by the end of the year. The Cloud operates more than 8,500 hot spots across Europe.