How is a subscription different to a Skype Number?
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.
With a Skype Number (previously known as an Online Number), people can call you from mobiles or landlines and you can pick up the call in Skype. It’s perfect if you have friends, family or colleagues who don’t use Skype. Anyone can dial your Skype Number from any mobile or landline and you simply pick up the call on Skype.
You can have both a subscription and a Skype Number at the same time.
Learn more about subscriptions and Skype Numbers.