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There are two types of Skype account - personal and managed. A personal account belongs to the individual using that account, whereas a managed account is created in Skype Manager™ and belongs to the Skype Manager that created it.
It's easy to create a personal account.
If you have a managed account, your access to Skype features such as Skype Credit and Skype Numbers is controlled by your Skype Manager. The Skype Credit in your account is also assigned to you by your Skype Manager. You cannot purchase Skype Credit yourself.
If you’re not sure which type of account you have, sign in to your account.
If you have a managed account, when you look under Account details and click Skype Manager, you will see the following message, including the name of your Skype Manager:
“Profile information - This Skype account is owned by Skype Manager <Name of the Skype Manager>. Both you and your administrator can edit the profile information in this account at any time, including the password.”
The amount of Skype Credit in your account and your subscriptions are also displayed.
You can also check what types of accounts any of your members have: sign in, click the members tab, and click any member. Below the member's name, you'll see one of the following:
If you have a managed account, under your subscriptions, click Request another subscription to request a subscription from your Skype Manager:
If you have a personal account, under your subscriptions, click Add subscription to add a subscription to your account: