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What is Skype To Go™?

Skype To Go gives you numbers that let you call your friends, family and colleagues abroad from a mobile or landline while avoiding international calling charges*. It can be used on any mobile or landline in any supported country.

After you sign up for Skype To Go, simply add a contact, give us their phone number, and we give you a local number you can call them on – this is a Skype To Go number.

For example, say you live in London and you want to use Skype To Go to call a friend who lives in Boston, USA. Add your Boston friend as your Skype To Go contact and we will give you a London phone number. When you want to call your friend, simply dial that London number from your phone, and your call will be put straight through to your friend in Boston at Skype’s low rates.

You get an international call to the USA for the price of a local call and a little Skype Credit or a subscription – simple.

You can find the full list of countries Skype To Go is available in on the Skype To Go webpage. Go to the Available Countries/regions tab to see a list of supported countries, and find out if it is available where you are.

We're always working on bringing Skype To Go to new countries  keep checking the Skype To Go webpage for updates.

You can call almost anywhere in the world using Skype To Go. However, there is a small number of countries that, due to a precedent of fraud and misuse, you cannot call using Skype To Go. The blocked countries are:

  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria

Also, you cannot dial the international prefixes +882 and +883 using Skype to Go.

You can have up to 30 Skype To Go numbers.

You can set up one Skype To Go number for one of your Skype contacts even if you don’t have Skype Credit or a subscription. To set up more than one Skype To Go number for your Skype contacts, you’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription.

The cost of a Skype To Go call is split into two parts:

  • The operator charge – when you call a local Skype To Go number from your mobile or landline, you’re using either the minutes from your call plan or your phone credit.
  • Your Skype account  you only pay for a regular call to either a mobile or landline at great Skype rates.

The total cost of your call is whatever your operator charges you for the local call, and the cost of a regular call from your Skype account (plus a surcharge based on billing address for Skype To Go calls made outside of the EU).

Yes. You can set up one Skype To Go number for any of your Skype contacts, and even more for your contacts with a mobile or landline number, for free even if you don’t have Skype Credit or a subscription.

To set up more than one Skype To Go number for your Skype contacts, and to call the Skype To Go numbers of your contacts with a mobile or landline number, you’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription.

You can have up to 30 Skype To Go numbers.

*When calling a Skype To Go number, local operator charges may apply, and all Skype To Go calls made outside of the EU will be charged based on billing address.

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