Skype offering free WiFi in NYC on New Year's Eve

Following a recent promotion offering free WiFi in airports for holiday travelers, Skype is now offering free WiFi to revelers celebrating New Year's Eve in New York City. If you're heading to the Big Apple this year, you'll be able to stay connected via free Skype WiFi starting at noon on December 31 and ending at noon on January 1.

Skype will be partnering with Towerstream, which operates a network that covers Time 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.

To connect, make sure you have the latest Skype version installed on your Windows or Mac device. You can also use the Skype WiFi app on your iOS device. Follow the prompts and once you're connected, you can make Skype video or voice calls, send emails, and surf the web. You can thank Skype by tweeting with the hashtag #freeskypewifi.

[via Skype Blog]