Belkin's WiFi Skype phone partners up with Boingo Hot Spots

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Belkin's new Wi-Fi Skype phone will now work with more than 60,000 Boingo Hot Spots around the world. People who buy a Boingo unlimited account for $7.95 a month will be able to make free Skype calls in more than 60 countries.

The glossy black Belkin phone was released earlier this year. It connects to wireless networks and can even use those that are encrypted with WEP, WPA or WPA-PSK. Users log into their Skype accounts by entering their username and password. Since contacts are stored on a central server, they will be automatically downloaded to the phone.