Calling abroad with Skype this holiday season

It’s nearly here! The holiday season usually means food, fun and gathering your friends and family around the table. But if your loved ones are far away, Skype can still bring them closer together, quicker than Santa’s sleigh!

Enjoy free international Skype-to-Skype calls

With Skype, there are no boundaries when it comes to distance—even your faraway friends can join in the seasonal spirit with free international Skype-to-Skype calls. And a Skype group video call gathers 24 of your closest friends and family together to enjoy every smile, every terrible cracker joke and every bit of glitter.

Not on Skype? Not a problem! Just start a new chat and send them a unique link so they can easily join from Skype for Web.

How to call abroad with Skype Skype Credit brings them closer for less

With Skype Credit you can affordably call international mobiles or landlines and spread some cheer.

Here’s how:

  • Load your account with some money (this is your Skype Credit).
  • Sign into Skype and click on the “call phones” or “dial pad” icon.
  • Select the country name you want to make a call to.
  • Enter the number you want to call, then click the “call” button.

How to call MexicoTo find out how long your credit will last, check the international rates for the country you want to call. Or set up the auto-top-up option to make sure you don’t run out of credit mid-call.

Our Skype subscriptions bring joy to the world

Do you find yourself calling loved ones in a particular country quite often? If you do, why not save some money by signing up for a subscription for that country. We also offer an Unlimited World subscription that lets you call those you know in dozens of locations for less. Intrigued? Try it for free for a month.


Whether you’re looking for Skype calling rates or details on making group calls, Skype makes it easy to get together during the festive season. If you need help, join us on the Skype Community.