Introduction to Skype

Introduction to Skype

Features and services

Now that you know how Skype works, check out this complete list of features broken down by service. Many features are free but some cost money, ranging from a few cents per minute to several dollars per month. To learn more about pricing, go to Skype's Rates page.

Overview of Skype features and services

Ways to pay

Skype's most popular features are free, including basic calling, video, and messaging. If you want something that's included in one of the paid services, payment options vary depending on the features you choose.


Skype accepts Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and more for all of the above.

Ways to pay for SkypeWays to pay for Skype