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About Skype
  • What do I need to start using Skype?

    Important information: Recently, we've begun to transition from a peer-to-peer based architecture to a cloud based one. This has allowed us to introduce...

  • How do I join Skype?

    It‘s easy to enjoy all the great Skype features with your friends and family. You can join Skype by creating a new account or signing in with your Microsoft...

  • How much bandwidth does Skype need?

    The bandwidth required by Skype depends on the type of calls you want to make. Check the following information for the minimum and recommended speeds for best...

  • What are the best mobile devices to use with Skype?

    We've compiled a list below of the top-rated devices according to Skype users. These devices have received the best user ratings for Skype video call quality...

  • Has Skype for Symbian been discontinued?

    Yes. We have now permanently retired all Skype apps for Symbian phones. As a result, you’ll no longer be able to sign in and use Skype on any Symbian...

  • How does Skype make money?

    Skype to Skype calls are free anywhere in the world. You can be using Skype on a computer, mobile, or tablet. As long as you are both using Skype, the call is...

  • What are the Skype Terms of Use?

    The Skype Terms of Use govern your use of Skype’s software, products and websites.Read the full terms of use.

  • What version of Skype am I using on my computer?

    Depending on the type of computer and operating system you're using, Skype can look and function differently. Sometimes, for us to help you with a problem, it’s...

  • Why are there advertisements for other companies in Skype?

    Occasionally, you may see advertisements for other companies in Skype (if you're using the free version of Skype). Advertisements help keep Skype free for...

  • What does 'Skype me' mean?

    Has someone you know said ‘Skype me’ to you? If they have they’re more than likely asking that you contact them on Skype. This could be via a voice or video...

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