How do I start Skype on 3?

To start Skype, simply select Skype from the Applications or Downloads folder and sign in using your Skype Name and password.

If this is the first time you’ve started Skype and you don’t have a Skype account, don’t worry. You can join us by easily creating a new Skype account on your phone. Simply select Create account and follow the instructions on the screen.

Alternatively you can visit on your mobile browser or using your computer and select Join Skype at the top of the page. Follow the instructions on the screen to create your Skype account.

After you’ve signed into Skype for the first time, you will be signed in automatically from then on. Your 3 phone will remember your Skype Name and password and will sign you in automatically when you turn it on. If you would like to stop this from happening, you can disable it.

To disable being signed in automatically:

  1. On your contact list, select Options.
  2. Select Sign Out.

Signing out of the Skype application will erase your password. You will have to enter it again the next time you want to sign in.

You can sign in to Skype on 3 and Skype on a computer at the same time, but we don’t recommend it. You may experience some unexpected behaviour such as incoming calls or chats sometimes being received only by the PC or the phone, but not by both simultaneously.

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