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    Calling mobiles and landlines (iPad)

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

    To make a call to a mobile or landline, first you need to have some Skype Credit or a subscription.

    To call a number:

    1. Sign in to Skype.
    2. Tap Call phones and tap the dial pad icon .
    3. You can either enter the number you'd like to call or tap the address book icon in the right corner to choose from your device contact list, then tap the 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 Skype contact on their mobile or landline:

    1. Sign in to Skype.
    2. Type the name of the contact you wish to call in the Search Skype window. Alternatively you can tap on the Contacts tab or scroll down in your conversation list to find the most recent conversation with that person.
    3. Tap the contact, then tap the Call icon, then select the number you wish 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.

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling