Have you downloaded Skype and created an account? Then you’re ready to get calling.
Make low cost calls to mobiles and landlines from Skype with a little Skype Credit (for pay as you go calls) or a monthly subscription. Use the dial pad to enter a phone number, or call a number on your contact's profile when they are offline in Skype.
Sign in to Skype and click the dial pad button (at the top of the screen).
The dial pad is displayed.
Type the phone number (or click the numbers on the dial pad) and click Call.
If you’ve called this number before, a list of possible numbers is displayed after you enter two digits.
If you're calling abroad, click the little down arrow next to the flag and select a country from the list.
To dial a country code, for example +44, click and hold down your left mouse button on the 0 (+) button for two seconds and release to get the + sign. You don't need to do this if you have selected a country from the flag menu.
If a contact has saved a phone number in their profile, or if you have added a number to a contact, then it’s easy to call them when they’re not on Skype.
Sign in to Skype, click Contacts, and then click Skype to display your contact list (you may need to click >> if you can’t see Skype).
Find the person you want to call.
Place your cursor over the person’s picture to see the green call button and click it to start the call. To call a different number, click the down arrow on the green call button.
The green call button displays different ways to call someone. If a person is online, you'll see Video Call or Call. When your friend is offline in Skype, and they have a phone number stored in their profile, the call button says Call, or if multiple numbers are stored, the call button says Call Phone, Call Mobile or Call Home.
Learn how to call an Address Book contact in Skype.
Find the person you want to add a number to.
Select the type of number (Mobile, Home, Office or Other), their country code using the flag menu drop-down list, and type their number into the box.
Click Add. The number is saved.
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