The following is a partial list of Skype's features
Calls between Skype and landline/mobile phone numbers
Skype users can call landline and mobile phone numbers
(previously known as SkypeOut
) using Skype Credit
or a calling subscription. Additionally, users can purchase Online Numbers
(previously called SkypeIn
) that lets contacts call their Skype client from a landline or mobile phone.
allows Skype users to call traditional phone numbers
, including mobile phones
, for a fee. This fee is as low as per minute for most developed countries, and as high as per minute for calls to the island Diego Garcia
. Beginning January 2007, Skype also charges a 0.039 connection fee for each SkypeOut call. After 180 days of not making a SkypeOut call the Skype balance expires; however, it can be . From 15 May 2006 to 30 January 2007, SkypeOut calls to Canada and the United States were free, but that was a promotional program and it has expired—those calls are no longer free.
SkypeOut calls to most toll-free numbers
in France (+33 800, +33 805, +33 809) , Poland: (+48 800) , UK: (+44 500, +44 800, +44 808 ) and the United States and Canada: (+1 800, +1 888, +1 877, +1 866, +1 855) are free for all Skype users, even if they do not have the SkypeOut service. However, for many other countries SkypeOut doesn't support calls to toll-free or premium rate numbers, and SkypeOut doesn't support... Read More