December 15, 2011
Skype Offers Wi-Fi in Manhattan
Towerstream Corporation, a 4G service provider and Wi-Fi network operator, and Microsoft-owned Skype have partnered to include Towerstream's Manhattan Wi-Fi network within the Skype Wi-Fi hotspot footprint.â€¨â€¨
Skype Wi-Fi is a convenient, one-click way to get online at third party wireless hotspots and pay by the minute using Skype Credit. Skype customers, who currently have access to over one million hotspots around the world, are now able to access the mobile Internet when roaming around the streets of Manhattan. By using Skype Wi-Fi on either a smartphone or computer, users can browse the Internet, check email, upload photos, and download music or e-books, at a per-minute rate.â€¨â€¨
Founded in 2000, Towerstream has established networks in over 12 markets including New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay area, Miami, Seattle, Dallas-Fort Worth, Nashville, Las Vegas-Reno and the greater Providence area where the company is based. In 2011, Towerstream launched its Manhattan Wi-Fi network geared toward mobile operators, retail/daily deal providers and Wi-Fi operators.