How do I use Skype on my Nokia N900?

The following questions and answers will help you get started with Skype on your Nokia N900.

Does Skype for Nokia N900 work over both 3G, 4G and WiFi?
How do I join Skype using my Nokia N900?
I already have an account, how do I enter my Skype account details on the Nokia N900?
Can I add new Skype contacts directly to my Nokia N900?
How do I make a Skype-to-Skype call?
How do I make a Skype video call?
How do I call a mobiles and landlines?
Can I buy Skype Credit or a subscription on the Nokia N900?
Can I receive calls to my Skype Number on the Nokia N900?
Can I participate in a Skype group call on the Nokia N900?
Where can I find all my Skype call history on the Nokia N900?
How do I send an instant message?
Can I have a group chat?
Where can I see my instant message history?
Can I view and edit my own Skype profile on the Nokia N900?
How do I change my Skype status and mood message?
How do I stop someone calling me on Skype?
Can I sign in to Skype on a computer and my Nokia N900 at the same time with the same account?
After I’ve signed in for the first time, will I be signed in automatically from then on?
What do I do if I’ve forgotten my password on the Nokia N900?
How do I sign out of Skype on the Nokia N900?

Does Skype for Nokia N900 work over both 3G, 4G and WiFi?

Yes, it does. If you use Skype with a WiFi connection, then Skype-to-Skype calls are free. You can also use Skype over 3G or 4G networks; however, we advise having an unlimited data plan to avoid any extra data charges.

Extra operator charges may apply when using a mobile data connection abroad. We recommend talking to your mobile operator before using your data connection while roaming.

How do I join Skype using my Nokia N900?

You can easily join Skype by creating a new Skype account. Simply go to Settings > Connectivity > VoIP and IM accounts and select New > Skype > Register new account. You’ll be asked to create a unique Skype name and create a password, and enter some other details. Once you’re all signed up, you’ll be able to sign in and start using Skype on your Nokia N900 straight away – simple.

I already have an account, how do I enter my Skype account details on the Nokia N900?

If you already have a Skype account, go to Settings > Connectivity > VoIP and IM accounts and select New > Skype. Simply enter your Skype Name and password to sign in and you can start using Skype on your Nokia N900.

Can I add new Skype contacts directly to my Nokia N900?

Yes. To search for and add Skype contacts directly to your Nokia N900 contact list, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your phonebook.
  2. Select Groups, then Skype.
  3. Select Search Skype Contacts and search for the Skype contact you'd like to add.

How do I make a Skype-to-Skype call?

To make a Skype-to-Skype call, simply go to Contacts, select the Skype contact you’d like to call and tap Skype call.

How do I make a Skype video call?

To start a video call, go to Contacts, select a Skype contact and tap Skype video call.

If you are already in a voice call, then you can switch to a video call at any time by tapping Call > Turn on video. You can also disable your camera by tapping Camera.

Video calling works over both WiFi and 3G or 4G connection – however, to avoid additional data charges, we recommend an unlimited data plan if you’re using Skype video calls over 3G or 4G networks.

Remember, you can only start Skype-to-Skype video calls with a contact who is using either a Nokia N900 or Skype 4.2 (or above) for Windows. Unfortunately, it’s not currently possible to make video calls to or receive video calls from Skype on a Panasonic TV, iPhone or Mac.

How do I call mobiles and landlines?

There are two ways to make calls to mobiles and landlines from Skype on your Nokia N900.

To call a contact from your contact list:

  1. Go to Contacts.
  2. Find and select the contact you'd like to call.
  3. Tap Call with Skype.

To call a new phone number using the dial pad:

  1. Go to Phone.
  2. Select Dialling pad and set your Call type as Skype.
  3. Select your Skype name.
  4. Dial the number you'd like to call.

Remember, to make calls to mobiles and landlines, you'll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription.

Can I buy Skype Credit or a subscription on the Nokia N900?

Yes – simply tap the top of the Nokia N900 screen (where the battery and time are shown), select your Skype account and scroll down to Buy Credit.

You can also purchase Skype Credit by going to skype.com on your mobile browser:

  1. Tap Buy Skype Credit.
  2. Sign in with your Skype Name and password.
  3. Choose an amount. The Enable Auto-recharge option is selected by default. To disable auto-recharge, simply uncheck the box.
  4. Tap Continue and follow the instructions to complete your purchase.

Can I receive calls to my Skype Number on the Nokia N900?

Yes, you can. The calls to your Skype Number will ring on your Nokia N900 just like when someone calls you Skype-to-Skype, and it won’t cost you anything extra to answer.

However, we do recommend an unlimited data plan – just to avoid any additional data charges from your mobile operator.

Find out more about Skype Numbers.

Can I participate in a Skype group call on the Nokia N900?

Sure, you can participate in any Skype group call you're added to. However, you can’t start group calls from your Nokia N900.

Where can I find my Skype call history on the Nokia N900?

On the Nokia N900 your Skype call history is integrated with your handset’s standard call history. You can view all your call history in Phone (Calls).

How do I send an instant message?

To send an instant message, go to Contacts, select a Skype contact and then tap Skype IM. All you have to do is to type your message and send it – done.

Can I have a group chat?

Unfortunately, group chats aren’t supported on the Nokia N900.

Where can I see my instant message history?

Just like your call history, your instant message history is integrated with your phone’s conversation history. You can find your instant message history in Conversations (IM).

Can I view and edit my own Skype profile on the Nokia N900?

Yes, you can view and edit your profile from the Settings menu.

How do I change my Skype status and mood message?

To change you Skype status and mood message, simply tap the top of the Nokia N900 screen (where the battery and time are displayed). You can select to change both your mood message and your status from here.

How do I stop someone calling me on Skype?

You can stop a contact from calling you on Skype by blocking them. To block a contact:

  1. Select the contact you want to block from the contact list.
  2. Choose Conversations.
  3. Select My account, then Block.

A blocked contact will no longer be able to call you or see when you’re online.

Can I sign in to Skype on a computer and my Nokia N900 at the same time with the same account?

You can – however, you may experience some unexpected behavior such as incoming calls or instant messages only being received on one of the devices, rather than simultaneously. We recommend only being signed in to Skype on one device at a time to avoid this conflict.

After I’ve signed in for the first time, will I be signed in automatically from then on?

Yes, your Skype name and password will be remembered the first time you sign in to Skype, and you will be signed in automatically whenever your Nokia N900 is connected to a mobile data or WiFi connection.

What do I do if I’ve forgotten my password on the Nokia N900?

To recover your lost password:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Choose Connectivity, then VoIP and IM accounts.
  3. Tap New, followed by Skype.
  4. Select Recover forgotten password, then follow the instructions on the screen to have your password sent to you.

How do I sign out of Skype on the Nokia N900?

To sign out of your Skype account:

  1. Go to Settings and select Connectivity.
  2. Choose VoIP and IM accounts.
  3. Select your Skype Name, then tap Enabled.
  4. Set the account to Disabled and you'll be signed out of your Skype account.

 

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