Subscriptions are one, three or 12-month calling plans that let you make minute-limited or unlimited* calls to selected countries, so a subscription is perfect if you want to make a lot of calls.
Subscriptions offer the best value for calling mobiles and landlines from Skype - you'll save up to 60% off our standard calling rates.
Skype Credit allows you to pay as you go. You can call whoever you want, whenever you want, at very low rates, as well as purchase other products and features from Skype.
You can have both a subscription and Skype Credit at the same time – that way you can use Skype Credit to pay for calls to countries and mobile phones that are not covered by your subscription; send text messages; and buy other Skype features such as a Skype Number.
*A fair usage policy applies to unlimited subscriptions.