Skype is a Microsoft-owned application that popularized the rise of voice and video calls over the Internet. Microsoft announced on February 27, 2017 that it will discontinue Skype WiFi feature as of March 31.
Skype WiFi service allows access to Internet through paid hotspots all around the world. It was widely used by travelers who wanted to minimize their roaming data charges while travelling.
The company has started notifying the users about the closure of WiFi feature by sending out notices.
It is retiring the service globally, so that, it can better focus on providing the better experience to users through its core Skype features.
Skype explained in a blog post: “You won’t be able to download the Skype WiFi application, and if you still have Skype WiFi installed after March 31st, the application will no longer be able to find and use hotspots. You can still use your Skype Credit to enjoy Skype’s other features, such as calling mobiles and landlines in many destinations at great rates.”
Users which have remaining credit but do not want to pay for other features can contact customer service to talk about the credits.