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    How do I add a phone number to a contact in Skype for Windows desktop?

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    If you add a phone number to a contact, you can call their mobile or landline or send them text messages (SMS) from Skype. You'll need a little Skype Credit (for pay as you go calls and sending SMS) or a subscription.

    To add a phone number to a contact

    1. In your contact list, select the contact you’d like to add a phone number to.
    2. In the chat window, click their profile picture.
    3. In the contact profile, click Add Number.
    4. Select the number type (Mobile, Home, Office, Other), choose a country from the drop-down, enter a valid phone number and then select tick icon to add the number to the contact.
    5. Now you have the option to call the contact on Skype or on their phone. 

    Get help with calling mobiles and landlines and sending text messages.

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling