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The table below shows the most common problems encountered when placing an order, and the ways to resolve them.
|I paid for the product, but my account balance isn’t updated, and I can’t make calls|
|I have an active subscription, but I was charged from my Skype Credit||
If you’re charged for a call from your Skype Credit even though you have an active subscription, find out what your subscription covers exactly, and choose one of the suggestions from the table to resolve the problem.
|I was charged for a product twice||
Make sure that the payments were made for the same product. If so, please contact the customer service to get a refund for the extra purchase.
|Payment fails when I’m trying to make an order||
There can be several reasons for your payment failing:
|I get a message saying "This order is not found or already exists..."||Delete your browser cookies and try again.|
|I am using an anonymous proxy||
As a fraud prevention method, we do not allow purchases made via an anonymous proxy or proxy-server.
|My credit/debit card has been charged, but I haven’t made an order||
Your credit/debit card might have been charged for one of the following reasons:
|I can’t add a new credit card to my account when making an order||
For security reasons, we limit the number of active credit cards you can store in your account.
|I’m getting a refund I didn’t ask for||
This might have happened because you have tried to fund more than two Skype accounts with your credit card. Try the payment again using a different credit card.
|My account has been disabled after placing an order||
Your details may have fallen into the wrong hands. If we think this is the case, we may have suspended your account as a precaution.
|I was emailed a discount but it was not applied in the payment flow||
The most likely reason for this is that the promotion has already expired, or you have more than one Skype account and the offer relates to a different account.
Check the discount email to see if the Skype Name and/or Terms and Conditions apply to your specific Skype account.
|I can’t redeem my voucher in the payment flow||
Always make sure that your voucher is valid and that you enter the number and value correctly, without spaces or hyphens.
To find out what vouchers are available in your country, check our ways to pay.
|My subscription has expired and I can’t subscribe to the same package||
You’ll have 90 days to change the subscription payment method and reactivate it. If you don’t purchase the package again within this time, then it’s possible that you’ll need to purchase a new subscription.