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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.

Skype Manager

Puts you in control of allocating Skype features and credit across your business.

Conference calls

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.

Online 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.

Call forwarding

Forward your Skype calls to any phone you choose when you're not online.

Call transfer

Transfer a Skype call to anyone else on Skype, or to a phone number.

Caller ID

Show it's you when you call a phone number from Skype.

Screen sharing

Show presentations, photos and more over a Skype call.

Instant messaging

The quick way to chat without having to make a call.

Send files

Send documents, video clips or photos – any size for free.


Send great rate text messages to friends' mobiles with SMS on Skype.

Skype WiFi

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
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.
From 1.2¢ a minute
Perfect for frequent calling and to get Skype's lowest rates when calling abroad.
Skype Premium
Get a better Skype experience when communicating with friends and family or colleagues and clients.



Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Skype for iPad Skype Communications S.a.r.l Genre: Social Networking Release Date: August 2, 2011 Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand.What’s new?✓ Photo SharingSend photos on your iPad directly to friends or family via Skype. There's no limit on the size of the photo you can send, so you can share a moment without reaching email...

Read more: Skype for iPad – Skype Communications S.a.r.l


Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Here are five pretty general ways to use Skype in your classroom. These ideas are easily scaled for any grade level. Skype allows teachers to create lesson plans that incorporate other classrooms (sometimes across the globe) into the mix, which helps provide alternate perspectives and more opportunities for learning. Whether you stage a debate where one class is the Pro side and the other class is the Con, or if you simply use Skype as a means to present projects...

Read more: 5 Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom by @InstTechTalk

edtech digest

Monday, December 20, 2010

A free directory connecting teachers and helping them to use Skype, this tool—while still under continuing development—is already launched. Teachers can find other teachers doing amazing things all around the world. If you’ve never used Skype, it’s an easy, free video call; the best way to be there without actually being there short of a phone call. The directory will certainly make it a lot easier to connect with a classroom anywhere you can imagine for some fascinating project-based learning....

Read more: Cool Tool: Skype in the Classroom


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

One of the most popular apps on both the Mac and PC platforms is Skype. Skype is first and foremost an application that provides clear and real time video conferencing between two computers. Recently released for the iPhone and iPad, Skype now brings the video conferencing experience to the mobile user. Skype is a free app, and will be one of the best tools that you can use in your classroom.I began using Skype in my classroom last year. I...

Read more: Skype


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Skype, the free, ubiquitous VOIP downloadable, offers some unique opportunities for tech-savvy teachers to get their students learning in exciting new ways. It might prove a buggy affair depending on the version, but all the same the service still makes for a phenomenal classroom tool. Read on to find out how you can put this cool tool to work in your classroom. This is a cross-post from content partners at onlinedegrees.org; also, this page has been...

Read more: 50 Ideas For Using Skype In Your Classroom


Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Since its introduction, Skype has gained more than a little traction in the communications space. While Google+ has added Hangouts and Facebook video chat that accomplish essentially the same thing, due to its pioneering effort, Skype has become the industry standard by being its own verb, in the same way Google has for search, and Coke has for soft drinks. It’d only be a little confusing to ask someone to “Skype,” and then hope on Google+...

Read more: Skype For Learning: The Taxonomy Of A Technology-Based Conversation

samwel bett

a teacher at Sirwa secondary school

Monday, September 17, 2012

Skype is a very important educational tool, it enables friends, families, groups, and student and teachers make interactions and learn from anywhere any time in the world. One thing that makes Skype the best educational tool is that it not only connect people but also very simple to use and you can send instant messages and make free video calls, this means that any educator can have it and can use to communicate with all his/her students. What does it take to have a Skype? Very simple student and teachers just need to create account and if already have an account they only need to sign in. You can register using Facebook account and get started. It is the best tool I can recommend to anyone for effective communication.
Andrea Newby

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

We have used Skype in the classroom so that students can connect with other classrooms. We will visit with students and teachers in other cities and states so that the children can compare schools and communities. I also had the students work individually as they interviewed someone, and they wrote a report after they were finished. We have also used Skype to chat with someone in the administration building if we have a quick question.
Edie Webber

teacher, instructor at High School, University

Sunday, September 02, 2012

One of the finer tools to use for not only students but teachers as well. I teach a Western Literature class and one of the units has to do with interviewing members of old ranching families in the area. The students don't always have the opportunity to travel the distances required to physically interview. Skype allows the contact instantly and best of all, freely. Teachers are able to set up these interviews initially with the people and allow the students to follow up from their homes.
Marie Santos

Online English Tutor/ Health Care Provider

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Skype is a very effective tool in communication. It has a lot features that you can choose from ranging from personal, group, business and education. It bridges the distance anywhere in the world. This is also a very helpful tool for online teaching and education. You can definitely use this tool anywhere you want or anywhere you want to go or would like to teach because it has a great communication signal, video calling, chat box and sharing of screens as well to your students. I am currently using this tool to teach my Japanese students online who are based anywhere in the world and I don't have any problems at all because it's user friendly and it is in real time video screen.It's ultimately a great educational online tool.I recommend it to all.
Shunda Lyn

Friday, August 31, 2012

Skype is awesome. In my foreign language class, I always try to bring in a native speaker for my class to interview. It was difficult because the person had to physically come to the school. Now my class can practice speaking via webcam with Skype with someone in France, Spain, or Africa! It is also free. For that reason alone, it is a valuable tool even if you only use it once or twice a year for this purpose. I'd love to see more ideas from other teachers on how to use Skype in the classroom.
Stanley Crawford

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Skype is a very useful communication tool for me. I have used it to conduct interviews with teacher candidates and paraprofessional candidates, as well. Usually, these candidates have been in another state, or quite a distance from my location.

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.

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