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Calling mobiles and landlines (iPhone)

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

Make low cost calls to mobiles and landlines with Skype for iPhone. All you need is a little Skype Credit or a monthly subscription. Use the dial pad to enter a phone number, or call a number on your contact's profile when they are offline in Skype.

Learn more about Skype Credit.

Learn how the subscriptions work.

See mobile and landline rates.

To call a number using the dial pad:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap Call phones (in Skype 5 for iOS, tap the dial pad icon ).
  3. Enter the number you’d like to call, then tap the green call button. To change the country code, tap the country and select the one you want from the list. In the latest version of Skype, when you start typing a phone number in the dial pad, Skype will show contacts that match the number you're typing (as well as numbers you've called recently), making it faster to find who you want to talk to.



  4. Once you've entered a phone number, you will have the option to save it by tapping the Save phone number button. You can also find recently called phone numbers in your recent list, and you can call or SMS them from there, too.



To call a contact on their mobile or landline:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap People (in Skype 5 for iOS, swipe over to people at the top of the screen).
  3. Tap a contact to view their profile.
  4. Tap Voice Call, then select the number you want to call (in Skype 5 for iOS, tap the call icon , then select the number you want to call).

This only works if your contact has a mobile or landline number attached to their Skype profile. If you don’t see a number available, use the dial pad to enter the phone number.

To call a contact from your iPhone Contacts/iPod Contacts:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap People > iPhone Contacts/iPod Contacts (in Skype 5 for iOS, tap the dial pad, then tap the address book icon).
  3. Select a contact, and tap the phone number.
  4. The number will appear in the Skype dial pad. Simply tap the call icon to start the call.

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