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What is Auto-recharge and how does it work?

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.

With Auto-recharge enabled, your payment method is debited in the same way as if you were making a manual purchase, except you don´t need to approve each recharge.

Auto-recharge works with credit cards, PayPal and Skrill (Moneybookers). If you attempt to use a payment method that does not support recurring payments, you will be prompted to choose a different payment method.

Be aware that automatically recharging your Skype Credit is not the same thing as having a subscription, although both involve recurring payments. 

To set up Auto-recharge:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Click Discover credit.

    If you have bought Skype Credit before, the button will read Add Skype Credit.
  3. On the pop-up screen, click Add credit to your account (you won't see this screen if you've previously bought Skype Credit).
  4. Select the amount of credit you'd like to buy or add, check the Enable Auto-recharge option and then click Continue.

  5. Select a payment method. If you are using a credit or debit card, enter your card details, check the acceptance box and then click Pay now.

    If you are using PayPal or Skrill, you'll be redirected to their web page to complete your purchase.

Find out how to change your payment method.

If you no longer wish to use Auto-recharge to top up your Skype Credit:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Scroll down to the Account details section and click Auto-recharge.

  3. Click Disable, and then click Yes to confirm.

Find out how to update your payment method or cancel your subscription.

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