Microsoft has confirmed that it’s going to discontinue the Skype Wi-Fi service next month. This means that it’s going to end the service completely and the apps for iOS and Android will no longer be available for download as well. Those who already have the app installed on their mobile devices won’t be able to continue using the service because Microsoft will simply not let that happen.
Skype Wi-Fi allows users to connect to any supported public Wi-Fi hotspot so that they can browse the internet, make calls via Skype, and more. It doesn’t matter which hotspot they’re connected to because they pay for it using Skype Credit.
The company has confirmed that it’s going to fully discontinue the Skype Wi-Fi service on March 31st. The apps for iOS and Android will no longer be available for download starting April. Users who have the apps installed on their devices already will no longer be able to use Skype Wi-Fi as well.
The iOS and Android Skype Wi-Fi apps will not be able to find and use hotspots after March 31st. However, if users have any remaining Skype Credit, they will be able to use it for calls to landlines and mobile phones across the globe.
Microsoft says that it’s important to discontinue the Skype Wi-Fi service so that the team can focus its energies on providing the best possible user experience through Skype’s core feature set.