Skype Connection Fees

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Skype is entirely free when calling other Skype users, no matter where they may live, much like other free internet calling services like WhatsApp, Snapchat, Messenger, Viber, etc.

However, it's not free when calling landlines or other mobile phones that aren't using Skype. VoIP services normally charge a fee per minute for these calls, which are considerably lower than traditional calls. The rates depend on the destination you're calling to.

Skype Rates

Skype applies a connection free for all calls made to non-Skype users. That is, to landline and mobile phones; Skype-to-Skype calls are free.

The connection fee depends on the destination you are calling to and the currency you chose to pay in.

For example, if you're in the United States, you can use Skype to call US numbers for 2.3 cents every minute. Or, you could pay $6.99 /month to call landlines and other phones in several countries. Another tier lets you call dozens of more locations for an added charge.

Here's another example: In Europe, Germany has different connection fees, depending on the operator. It's either 10 cents per minute to call mobile phones and 2.3 cents per minute for German landlines, or $2.99 /month for 100 minutes available for both mobiles and landlines. Like the US, Germany Skype users can pay for more with monthly subscriptions.

Calling toll-free numbers do not accrue a charge for the United States and other countries.

You can see these updates rates on Skype.