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Only one participant needs a Skype Premium account for group video calls.
Adding someone as a Skype contact allows you to call them Skype-to-Skype and instant message them for free. You can also add mobile and landline numbers as contacts, that you can call using your Skype Credit or subscription.
The following questions and answers will help you add new contacts to your contact list, and help you manage the contacts you have.
If you like, you can type a personalized message to send to the contact to let them know who you are. The contact will appear offline on your contact list until they accept your request. After that, you will be able to see their status, call them Skype-to-Skype and instant message them.
Adding a mobile or landline number to your contact list makes it easier to call from your Skype account as you won’t have to enter the number every time. Remember, you’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call mobile or landline numbers.
You will only be able to call mobile numbers abroad, not domestic US numbers. Find out more
To add a phone number to your contact list:
You can see the number in your contact list immediately and you can call it at any time, as long as you have enough Skype Credit or an appropriate subscription.
Importing contacts will copy mobile and landline numbers abroad from your BlackBerry®’s phonebook into your Skype contact list, making it easier to call them from Skype. Remember, you’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call a mobile or landline number.
You will only be able to import and call mobile and landline numbers abroad, not domestic US numbers. Find out more.
To import phonebook contacts to your contact list:
You can see the imported contact in your contact list immediately and you can call it at any time, as long as you have enough Skype Credit or an appropriate subscription.
When you select the Contacts tab, the quickest way to find a contact is to use the Quick Filter feature. Just start typing a contact’s name using the BlackBerry®’s keypad and the Quick Filter will filter out all of the contacts that don’t match, making it easier to find who you’re looking for.
Profiles display a contact’s mood message, birth date, country and other information that they’ve chosen to share on Skype. To view a contact’s profile:
As the profile information belongs to that contact, it can only be edited by them. Others can only view it.
You can block a contact to prevent them from contacting you. If you block a contact, they will no longer be able to call you Skype-to-Skype, instant message you or see when you are online. To block a contact:
To unblock a contact, repeat the process. If a contact has already been blocked, then Block Selected Contact will be replaced by Unblock Selected Contact.
You can also block a contact directly from a contact request. To do this:
Deleting a contact will remove them from your contact list. To do this:
Deleting a contact won’t prevent them from contacting you entirely. To make ensure you receive no further contact with them through Skype, you should also block them.