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Calling mobiles and landlines in Skype for Windows RT

Have you downloaded Skype and joined us? Then you’re ready to get calling.

You can make low cost calls to mobiles and landlines from Skype for Windows RT, with a little Skype Credit (for pay as you go calls) or a monthly subscription. Use the dial pad to enter a phone number, or call a number saved in your contact's profile when they’re offline in Skype.

 

 

 

To call a number using the dial pad

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Tap or click the blue new call icon in the top left corner of Skype Home.

The dial pad is displayed.

  1. Dial the number you’d like to call, then tap or click the green call icon below the dial pad.

  1. If you're calling abroad, choose the country you’d like to call from the flag menu drop-down list above the dial pad. The country code is added automatically when the call starts.

You can also choose from the recent calls list on the right of the screen. Simply tap or click the green call button next to the contact you want to call.

To call a contact on their mobile or landline

If a contact has saved a phone number in their profile, then it’s easy to call them when they’re not on Skype:

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Under people or favorites, select the contact you want to call.
  3. In the window that opens, tap or click the green call icon, then select a number from the list.

To call a recently dialed number

  1. Start Skype.
  2. Tap or click recent in the top left corner of Skype.
  3. Your recent calls are displayed. Select the contact you want to call.
  4. In the window that opens, tap or click the green call icon to start the call.

Useful things you can do on a call

  1. Go back to Skype Home to see your recent conversations, favorites or people.
  2. Turn your webcam on/off.
  3. Mute your microphone so the other person can't hear you.
  4. Show the IM window so you can instant message the person you are talking to, or open the dial pad so you can dial extensions or make DTMF tones.
  5. End the call.
  6. When you receive an instant message (IM), an orange dot with the number of received messages appears in the upper right corner of the screen.

Learn more about adding contacts.
 

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