Did you know?
Only one participant needs a Skype Premium account for group video calls.
Auto-recharge automatically tops up your Skype Credit when your balance falls below a certain amount (typically $2 / €2 / £2). This ensures you never run out of Skype Credit and prevents calls ending mid-conversation. Auto-recharge works with credit cards, PayPal and Skrill (Moneybookers).
With Auto-recharge, your credit card, PayPal or Skrill account is debited in the same way as if you were making a manual purchase, but with Auto-recharge enabled, you don´t need to approve each recharge.
This FAQ contains instructions on:
Auto-recharge is switched on by default when you buy Skype Credit. If you don't want to use Auto-recharge, you can cancel it at any time.
The amount you first credit to your account will be the amount that gets topped up automatically – so if you buy € 10 of Skype Credit, your account is topped up by € 10 when it dips below the threshold.
To set up Auto-recharge:
If you are using PayPal or Skrill, you’ll be redirected to their web page to complete your purchase.
After you set up Auto-recharge, it will use the same amount that you first credited to your account as the Auto-recharge amount. However, you can set a different Auto-recharge amount at any time:
If you no longer wish to use Auto-recharge to top up your credit:
If you wish to change your payment method, for example, when you get a new credit card, or wish to switch from PayPal to Skrill:
To switch to a stored payment method, select it from the drop-down list, then click Save settings.
To add a new payment method, click Add payment method, then follow the instructions.