To use SkypeOut you would need Skype Credit - basically a prepay arrangement - and for that a credit card is usually required. However, you might find it useful to know that you can call many phone numbers in the U.S. for free, even if you don't have Skype Credit. These numbers are known as toll-free numbers, and they start with one of the following prefixes: 1-800, 1-866, 1-877, and 1-888. Just launch Skype, click on "Call phones", and enter the phone number, starting with +1 (the U.S.A. country code). Most businesses in the U.S.A. provide a toll-free number. For example, you can call most airlines using their toll free number here (since these are U.S. numbers, don't forget to add the +1 country code). To find the toll-free number of a U.S.-based business, check its website, or call the toll-free directory (in itself a toll-free number) at +1-800-555-1212.
Skype also supports free calls to toll-free numbers in the U.K., Taiwan, France and Poland. See the complete list here.
Hi, cool blog! I found you when looking for info about SIM cards in Bhutan.ReplyDelete
Have you ever tried using Skype-To-Go? It lets you dial a local number to reach Skype, then you use your pre-programed numbers so that you're calling long distance/internationally from your mobile using Skype's low rates. It works really well. I'm going to try to set it up when I get a cell in Bhutan.
Welcome to Bhutan, and thanks for "following" the blog!ReplyDelete
I've used Skype-To-Go in the U.S., but unfortunately you cannot use it here, as Bhutan is not on the list of supported countries (see the list here https://support.skype.com/faq/FA1301/In-which-countries-is-Skype-To-Go-available).
Oh! That's disappointing. I hadn't even checked that list.ReplyDelete