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

    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.

      Contact list
    2. In the chat window, click their profile picture.

      Contact's profile picture
    3. In the contact profile, click Add Number.

      Add number link
    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.

      Phone number entry field
    5. Now you have the option to call the contact on Skype or on their phone.

      Call options

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

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