Skype already provides internet in certain public places, including airports, but now they’re going to go big with their service and offer it in hotspot across the country.

 The cheap calling service Skype, owned by Microsoft, will partner up with wireless provider Wicoms. Shops and restaurants wanting to offer Wi-Fi to people will have to pas £9.99 a month. The idea is that they benefit by joining the technological age and allow people to interacting with the shop they are in through their handsets. They could also show deals and in store promotions on the interfaces.

Owen Geddes a representative from Wicoms said: “We’re helping brick and mortar retailers effectively compete with online retailers,” reported The Telegraph.

“Business owners and high street retailers can open a dialogue with potential customers and encourage sales conversion with the power of the mobile phone.”

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