Skype

Do you know that you can call the Toll Free Numbers in US/UK right from your Skype? Well, I didn’t! But now I know that you can call the toll free numbers in the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), France, Poland and Taiwan from your Skype. And guess what you can call these numbers even if you don’t have Skype Credits.

Yesterday I tried to call a US customer support number via Yahoo! Messenger as I have some credits in my Yahoo! Voice account. But I noticed that, instead of call rate Yahoo! showed “There is no charge for this call!” message.

Yahoo! Voice

At first I thought that they were offering me some trial but then I realized that it was a Toll Free Number and Yahoo! don’t charge for toll free calls.

Yahoo! Voice Phone Out Sample Rates

So I tried to call the same number from Skype. Voila! It worked and it’s FREE from Skype as well. I didn’t have any Skype Credits but still I was able to make calls to Toll Free Numbers supported by Skype.

I tried some US toll free numbers and UK 0800 calls. All of them worked for me but it doesn’t work for UK 0845 phone numbers.

How It Works?

1. Launch the Skype application.

2. Click the “Call phones” button.

3. Select the country from the drop down menu and enter the 10 digit toll free number and click “Call” button.

SkypeOut

That’s it, you’re done! And I see that Skype is offering free calls to toll-free phone numbers since 2005.

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Mahesh Mohan

Hey there, I’m Mahesh (@maheshone) — Chief Content Strategist @ Minterest and an organic marketing evangelist. I write about tech, marketing, and everything in between that truly excites me. Outside of that, I’m equally passionate about the financial markets, and also spend A LOT of time doing random things. Also, the Chief Everything Officer (@Infirn Labs).

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Mahesh Mohan

Hey there, I’m Mahesh (@maheshone) — Chief Content Strategist @ Minterest and an organic marketing evangelist. I write about tech, marketing, and everything in between that truly excites me. Outside of that, I’m equally passionate about the financial markets, and also spend A LOT of time doing random things. Also, the Chief Everything Officer (@Infirn Labs).