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How can people join my Skype group call from a mobile or landline?

To join your Skype group call from a mobile or landline, your friends need to dial your Skype Number. You can then add them to the group call in Skype. You can have a group call with up to 25 people (24 plus yourself).

If you're on a mobile with Skype installed, you can simply join the call by placing a Skype-to-Skype call to the group call's host from within the Skype application. If you're the call host, and one of the participants has Skype on their mobile, you can simply add them in the same manner.

You can add mobile or landline contacts to a Skype group call just as you would add any other contact, but you’ll need a little Skype Credit or an existing subscription.

Each mobile or landline participant you add will appear on your account as a separate call. If you have less than 1 minute of Skype Credit remaining during the group call, then these participants will be removed from the call unless you have a means of adding more Skype Credit when requested.

Note that if you call people who are on a mobile or landline, you will pay until they hang up too.

Note that you can only have a group call with up to 25 people (24 plus yourself).

Each person joining the call will need:

  • A high-speed internet connection 
  • A microphone and speakers (mobile phones, tablets and most laptops have these built in)
  • A built-in camera for video calls (or a webcam, if you're using a desktop computer with no built-in camera)

Currently you can't start or join group video calls on Skype for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.

You can start and join a group video call with most iOS devices, except the following:

  • iPhone 4 and below
  • iPod Touch (4th generation and below)
  • iPad (1st generation)

If you are making a group video call on iPad 2, iPad 3 or iPad Mini, you’ll see a maximum of 3 video streams (including yourself). You will see 6 video streams on all other devices.

We recommend you use the latest version of Skype for the best group call experience. Functionality may be limited for mobile participants on the call (i.e. they can join with audio only).

Learn more about Skype Numbers or making group calls.

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