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New York City, Say "Happy New Year" with Free Skype WiFi

What’s more exciting than celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York City? How about having access to free WiFi during your Big Apple celebration?! That’s right: on the heels of offering free Skype WiFi to holiday travelers, Skype is excited to provide free Skype WiFi in New York City from noon December 31st till noon on January 1st.

New Year’s Eve revelers celebrating within the areas covered by Skype WiFi partner Towerstream’s network can say Happy New Year to loved ones via a Skype video call or voice call with free Skype WiFi.* Neighborhoods within the network include:

Times Square, West Village, East Village, South Village, Greenwich Village, NoHo, SoHo, Lowe East Side, Clinton, Chelsea, Union Square, Midtown, Midtown South, Murray Hill, Stuyvesant Park and Turtle Bay

Just connect to the ‘Skype WiFi’ hotspot on your device WiFi settings. Make sure you have the latest version of Skype installed on your Windows or Mac device, or the Skype WiFi app on iOS** and follow the prompts. Once connected with Skype WiFi, you can make a Skype video or voice call, surf the web, send an email, check your friend’s updates or hang out online. Enjoy.

New Year’s Eve is all about connecting with those who matter most to you. Skype is thrilled to once again help you maintain these meaningful connections as you ring in 2012. A Skype voice or video call with friends and family overseas or even across town is the next best thing to being there. For more information on Skype WiFi, please visit

Skype also encourages you to tweet with the hashtag #freeskypewifi and tell us how Skype WiFi made your New Year’s Eve in NYC more enjoyable.

*Skype to Skype calling is free, calls to landlines or mobiles cost just a little using Skype Credit or a Skype Subscription. Web browsing is also available.
**iOS devices include iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.

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