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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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