Free video calling
Why just talk when you can see each other face-to-face? Video call your family in Australia, your friends in Spain or your colleagues in Japan, for free. It's the next best thing to being there.
Call mobiles and landlines
Call people all over the world on their mobile or landline from just 1.2¢ per minute using Skype. A small connection fee applies.
Free Skype calls
Talk to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world, for free with a Skype-to-Skype call. Catch up with your backpacking brother in Asia, check in with your boss away in the US – call any Skype contact for free.
Group video calling
Catch up face-to-face with more people at the same time on a group video call with Skype. Whether you're kicking off a project or showing off the latest addition to the family, it's the next best thing to being there.
Puts you in control of allocating Skype features and credit across your business.
Talk to more than one person at once. It's free if you're all on Skype.
Skype To Go numbers
Call people at great value rates from your mobile with special access numbers.
One number anyone can call you on, wherever you are in the world – and you answer on Skype.
Let Skype take a message when you're not free to talk.
Forward your Skype calls to any phone you choose when you're not online.
Transfer a Skype call to anyone else on Skype, or to a phone number.
Show it's you when you call a phone number from Skype.
Show presentations, photos and more over a Skype call.
The quick way to chat without having to make a call.
Send documents, video clips or photos – any size for free.
Send great rate text messages to friends' mobiles with SMS on Skype.
Get online with public WiFi using Skype Credit so you only pay for what you use.
Facebook News Feed
See your friends' latest Facebook news in Skype.
|Free Plan||Free||Get Skype and start talking to the world.|
|Pay As You Go||From 2.3¢1 a minute||Great for regular calls to phones. And add features when you need them with Skype Credit.|
|Subscriptions||From 1.2¢ a minute||Perfect for frequent calling and to get Skype's lowest rates when calling abroad.|
|Skype Premium||$9.99/month||Get a better Skype experience when communicating with friends and family or colleagues and clients.|
Skype can be used by teachers to connect with other schools in other states or other countries for that matter. For instance, a history teacher is able to make use of Skype by locating students or educators in other countries that they are studying about in class. The time zone difference might be a challenge depending on the location of the other country. The teacher should communicate with the educator from the other country prior to the class session. The purpose of the preliminary communication is to clarify the educational objective of the communication between the two groups.