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How do I refer a friend and get free calling minutes on Skype Lite?

Starting April 11th, 2017 if you’re using Skype Lite on Android in India, you and your friends can get free calls to mobiles and landlines when your friends join Skype Lite.

You will get 20 free Skype minutes for each of the first five friends you invite — that's 100 minutes of free Skype calling — and each friend will get 20 minutes. To get the free minutes, your friend must sign in and make Skype Lite their default SMS app.

There are two ways you can invite your friends to try Skype Lite:

Invite multiple friends:

  1. Tap the menu icon in the top left and select Invite a friend.
  2. Choose the app you want to use to invite your friends.
  3. Select the friends you want to invite from your contact list.
  4. Send the invite.

Invite a particular friend:

  1. In your contact list, tap invite next to your friend's name.
  2. In the Send message screen, tap Send. Your invitation is sent.

For you and your friend to get your 20 free Skype minutes, your friend must:

  • Download the Skype Lite app using the referral link you sent them.
  • Set Skype Lite as their default SMS app.

When your friend has completed the above steps, we'll send you both a notification to let you know your minutes have been added to your account. It may take several minutes for the information to appear in your account. To check, go to your Skype Lite profile page and look under My subscriptions.

Yes, you can use the free minutes on any Skype consumer app provided that you sign in using the same Microsoft account you used for Skype Lite.

Sign in to your account to check your subscription's expiry date and see how many minutes you have left. Minutes expire 30 days after activation and cannot be renewed or transferred.

You will still get 20 minutes of free calling even if you already have a subscription or Skype Credit. We always charge the subscription that has the lowest cost per minute first. This means the free 20 minutes you get from us will be used before any existing credit or subscription, because its cost is zero.

The offer is valid until 30th April 2017, or until we reach the offer cap.

You can call mobile and landline numbers in the following countries:

American Samoa
Andora
Australia
Austria
Bangladesh
Belgium
Bermuda
Bhutan
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guadeloupe
Guam
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea, Republic Of
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Martinique
Mexico
Mongolia
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nigeria
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Pakistan
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Reunion
Romania
Singapore
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Thailand
United Kingdom
United States
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
 

Excludes calls to special, premium and non-geographic numbers. Note that you cannot make calls to India from India.

Internet & mobile fees may apply. Microsoft Services Agreement applies.

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