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    How do I make a call in Skype?

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    Skype to Skype calls are free - but to call a mobile or landline from Skype, you need a little Skype Credit or a subscription

    1. Find the person you want to call from your Contacts Contacts button list. 
    2. Select the contact you want to call, and then select the audio audio call button, or video video call button button. If you want to make a group call, simply add another particpant. 
    3. At the end of a call, select the end call end call button button to hang up. 
    Psst... You can also quickly turn any chat into a call - just select the audio audio call button, or video video call button  button from your chat. 
     
    1. From your Calls audio call button list select the new call button. 
    2. Select all the participants you want to call. 
    3. Select the Call button. 
      Note: All group calls will always start as audio calls, but you can turn your video on during the call by selecting the video video call button button. 

    Android 4.0.4 - 5.1
    1. From your Calls audio call button list, select Start a new call
    2. Select New Group call new group call button
    3. Select all the participants you want to call. 
    4. Select the audio audio call button, or video video call button button.

    You'll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call someone on their mobile or landline. If you've already saved the person's contact information you can tap or click their name from your contact list, or use the dial pad button dial pad button to enter their phone number. To call an international number, select the country/region from the drop-down menu. 

    Follow these steps if you already have the person in your contact list:

    1. Find the person you want to call from your Contacts Contacts button list. 
    2. Select the person you want to call, and then select the audio audio call button, or video video call button  button.
      If the person has more than one phone number saved, you can select the number you want to call from a drop-down list. 

    Can people call me in Skype from their mobile or landline?
    Yes, but you'll need a Skype Number for them to call you on. 
     

    Up to 25 people (24 plus yourself) can be on the same audio call. The maximum number of video streams will vary depending on the platform and device you are using. 

    Yes, use the dial pad to enter toll free numbers on Skype. The following countries and number ranges are supported and are free of charge to all users:

    France: +33 800, +33 805, +33 809
    Poland: +48 800
    UK: +44 500, +44 800, +44 808
    USA: +1 800, +1 866, +1 877, +1 888
    Taiwan: +886 80

    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and should not be used for emergency calling. 
    There are some circumstances which limited emergency calling is supported over Skype, learn more

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    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling