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Only one participant needs a Skype Premium account for group video calls.
The following questions and answers will help you call your friends, family and colleagues using Skype on your au Android phone.
To make a Skype-to-Skype call:
A contact must be online to receive calls on Skype. Contacts that are online will have one of the following icons by their name:
Skype on au does not currently support video calling.
You cannot call domestic numbers from Skype on your au Android phone. Find out more.
To call a mobile or landline number that is aved in your contact list:
To call a number using the dial pad:
To call a number from your Android phonebook:
All calls to mobiles and landlines abroad from Skype on au are charged at regular Skype rates, just like when you call from a computer.
You can dial Japanese domestic numbers from Skype on au, but these will be automatically carried as normal au calls, using your plan minutes. This way you can continue to benefit from your existing au calling plan. Skype will alert you when this is happening, but if you often call Japanese numbers from within the application, you can choose not to see the message every time by checking the box Do not show this message again.
You can participate in group calls using Skype on your au Android phone, but you can’t host them. To join a group call, when you receive a call, simply tap the green answer button to answer it.
The Skype on au application does not support caller ID. When you call phones abroad using Skype on your au phone, your mobile number or Skype Number is not shown as your caller ID, even if you have set up caller ID on your Skype account. Instead, “Skype Call” or “Unknown number” is displayed when you make calls to mobiles and landlines from Skype.
Any calls made to your mobile number while you are on a Skype call will be forwarded, sent to your au voicemail, or sent to call waiting, depending on what options you have set up on your phone. If you have none of these set up, the caller will hear a busy tone.
No. Receiving calls to your Skype Number is not supported by Skype on your au Android phone.
To find your call history, simply select Recent from the main menu.
In your Recent list you will see your call history, instant messages you have sent and received, your voice messages and all of your contact requests. Your history is displayed in chronological order. New events are shown in bold. Tap an event to open it and view the details.
Yes, you can. To remove call information from your Recent list:
When your Skype Credit runs out in the middle of a call, the call will drop. You should be able to make calls to mobile and landline numbers abroad as long as you have enough Skype Credit or an appropriate calling subscription. To view your Skype Credit balance and subscription details, sign in to your account on your mobile browser and select the Profile icon. If you need to buy more Skype Credit, simply tap Skype Credit and select Add credits to your bill/Buy credits from Skype and follow the instructions on the screen.