1. tallarob's Avatar
    I've had my Nokia 928 for a couple of months now but have never setup Skype. I started to do so, including buying $10 worth of Skype credit, and then I came to the part where you select a Skype number. I selected a number and then I was told that it would cost me $60/yr to keep this number. Is that correct? Do I have to pay that amount yearly in order to use Skype? I kind of figured that Skype was Microsoft's equivalent of iOS's Facetime. I'm thinking maybe that's not the case!
    08-12-2013 05:54 PM
  2. FinancialP's Avatar
    No, it probably needs to be described better. Skype is free unless you WANT a telephone number that landlines can call you on.
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    08-12-2013 06:46 PM
  3. tallarob's Avatar
    Not to sound dumb, but if I don't have a number, how does another Skype caller call me?
    08-12-2013 06:59 PM
  4. Sekyal's Avatar
    Skype sets up like a messenger program. Your contacts need to be using it as well. As long as you have added each other, you should be able to "call" each other within. You can simply chat, or use voice/video. It is done through the internet, there is no real "call" unless you were using the telephone number aspect.
    08-12-2013 07:06 PM
  5. taymur's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you are trying to say, but what I know is:

    Skype to Skype is free, except for group video calls. (messenger style)

    Skype to cell/ land network and vise versa, not free, and not available to every country, and the side using Skype is using it over the internet (wifi/ 3g).
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    08-12-2013 07:17 PM
  6. tallarob's Avatar
    Playing around with it, it seems like I would go to "Add People" and enter a name or email address and, as long as that person is registered, their name would come up and I could "Skype" them for free. My question was how to find the name or number of the person I wanted to call. I think I have figured it out. Does that sound right ?
    08-12-2013 08:20 PM
  7. FinancialP's Avatar
    Sounds about right.
    08-12-2013 11:02 PM
  8. eroselim's Avatar
    Definitely. It's just like a messenger, you can't chat with them if they are not registered (obviously), and you can't have a video chat with them if they are not registered as well (obviously) , and

    You can't do those things without them Installing skype themselves (Obviously) :D
    08-28-2013 07:33 AM

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