Directions for Making Free Skype Calls From a Mobile Phone

Skype mobile apps deliver the same free calling service as the desktop app

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Skype mobile apps are available for Android phones, iPhones, Windows phones, Blackberry phones, Amazon Fire Phones, and iPod touch mobile devices. The mobile app is a free download, and it provides the same free Skype-to-Skype calls and other features popular on the desktop and browser Skype versions.

Skype App Features

Use the Skype app on your cell phone to send and receive messages, voice or video calls, all for free. Features include:

  • Free voice calls to anyone who has Skype on any device
  • Face-to-face video calls
  • Group video calls with up to 25 people
  • Free messaging for one-to-one chats or group chats up to 300 people
  • Add emoticons and Mojis (short clips of motion pictures) to your chat
  • Share photos, video, and documents. Skype transfers up to 300 MB per file.
  • Connect over Wi-Fi or cellular data plan (unlimited data plan recommended for users without Wi-Fi). The iPod Touch connects only over Wi-Fi.
  • Call mobile and landlines at low rates

Skype Compatible Devices

In addition to cell phones, and Mac, Windows and Linux computers, Skype apps are available for iPads, Android tablets, Kindle Fire HD and Windows tablets. Xbox One uses the Kinect to make Skype calls. Skype recently redesigned the service. When it did, it temporarily discontinued support for Apple and Android Wear smart watches but plans to reinstate it. If you haven't upgraded to the new Skype design, you can receive and respond to chats on your watch, send emoticons and manage incoming calls on your watch.