Calling Skype contacts on Skype is always free - but to call a mobile phone or landline through Skype requires Skype Credit or a subscription.
Tip: You can also quickly turn any chat into a call - just select the audio or video button from a one-on-one chat or select the Start call button in a group chat.
Note: If you've synced your mobile address book with your Skype contact list, you can also make Skype calls right from your device's contact list. Just tap the Skype button next to the person you want to call. (Available in Skype on Android (6.0+), iPhone and iPad).
Android 4.0.4 - 5.1
You'll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call someone on their mobile or landline.
Follow these steps if you already have the person in your contact list:
Up to 100 people (99 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. Learn more about Modern grid view where you can view up to 10 video streams at once.
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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Limited emergency calling Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and has limited emergency calling capabilities depending on your country. Learn more.