What is Pay by mobile and how do I pay with it?

Pay by mobile is one of the many payment methods you can use to buy Skype Credit. You only need your mobile phone number and the charges will be added to your mobile phone bill.

Pay by mobile is currently available in Russia.

The images here may look a bit different from what you can see on your device, as they depend on your country.

Making payments using Pay by mobile

It’s easy to buy Skype Credit using Pay by mobile:

To use Pay by mobile:

  1. Sign in to your Skype account using the browser on your device.
  2. Tap or click Buy Credit/Add Skype Credit.
  3. Choose the amount of Skype Credit you’d like to buy. To disable the auto-recharge option, simply untick the box next to Enable Auto-recharge, then tap or click Continue.

The Enable Auto-recharge option checked and the Continue button selected.

  1. Select Pay by mobile as your payment method from the drop-down menu. You’ll be able to select Pay by mobile only if it’s available in your country.
  1. If you have a mobile phone number saved in your profile, it will be pre-filled automatically in the payment flow. You can also use a different phone number. Simply enter it in the Mobile number box.

If you don’t have a mobile number saved in your profile and you’re using Pay by mobile for the first time, you’ll need to enter the number in the Mobile number box.

  1. If this is your first time buying Skype Credit, enter your billing name and address. If your details are already pre-filled, make sure everything is up-to-date.

Need to change your billing address? Learn how.

Confirm that you’re the bill payer and agree to the Skype’s Terms of Use and Cookie & Privacy Policy, then tap or click Continue.

The check boxes selected next to the “I confirm that I am the bill payer or authorized by the bill payer of this mobile number to make this payment” option, and the “I agree to Skype’s Terms of Use and Cookie & Privacy Policy.” option and the Continue button selected.

  1. You’ll receive a verification code to your mobile phone. Enter the code in the Code (4 digits) box.

The Code (4 digits) fill-in box in the Pay by mobile payment flow.

If you’d like the code to be resent to the same mobile phone number, simply tap or click Resend code to +X XXXXXXXXXX.

If you decide to use a different mobile phone number than the one you’ve provided before:

a)    Tap or click Use a different number.
b)    You’ll be redirected to a previous step where you can enter the new mobile phone number. Then, confirm that you’re the bill payer and select Continue.
c)    We’ll send you an SMS text message with a verification code to your newly provided mobile phone number. Enter the code in the Code (4 digits) box, then tap or click Continue.

  1. You’ll receive a confirmation SMS text message on your mobile phone after your order has been processed.
  2. The total amount of your purchase will be added to your mobile phone bill.

If you’ve successfully made a payment with Pay by mobile, it will be added to your stored payment methods in your account. The next time you’ll be buying something from Skype, you’ll be able to pay using the same number with just a single tap or click.

Simply choose Pay by mobile as your payment method and tap or click Pay now.

Pay by mobile as a stored payment method displayed in the Check your order and pay section of the payment flow.

Having trouble with your payment? These tips can help.

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