Microsoft 365 Family or Microsoft 365 Personal subscriptions include 60 minutes of free Skype calls to mobiles and landlines every month, in more than 60 countries around the world, when you subscribe to Microsoft 365 Family or Microsoft 365 Personal. As part of your Microsoft 365 subscription, you will be able to use the included Skype minutes with the Microsoft account that you have associated with your Microsoft 365 subscription. As soon as you activate your minutes, they will automatically be activated.
That’s it – you can now use your Skype minutes subscription on any device to make calls using Skype on any device.
Learn more about making Skype calls to mobiles and landlines.
Can I move my Microsoft 365 Skype minutes to a different Skype account?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to move your subscription to another Skype account if you already have one. Skype subscriptions are linked to the Microsoft 365 account that was used to purchase the product.
How do I check how many minutes I have left?
It’s just a matter of logging into your Skype account. Throughout the subscriptions section of the website, under Skype minutes for Office, you will be able to see how many minutes you have used and how many minutes you have left.
Which Microsoft 365 accounts is the Skype minutes subscription available with?
Microsoft 365 Family and Microsoft 365 Personal accounts are the only ones that are able to subscribe to Skype minutes. A Microsoft 365 Education account or a Microsoft 365 Business account does not include this feature.
Will the Skype minutes subscription work with my existing Skype subscription?
Yes. The following are the ways in which Skype lets you take advantage of all your subscriptions:
- By plan type – when it comes to subscriptions, unlimited subscriptions are used first and restricted ones are used afterwards.
- By expiry date – The subscription minutes that have the closest expiration date will be used first.
What countries can I make calls from and to with my Skype minutes?
With Skype minutes, you can make calls to over 60 countries.
It is important to note that the subscription does not cover calls to non-geographic or special numbers. As a result, Skype should not be used as a replacement for your telephone and should not be used in case of an emergency. Learn more about the circumstances in which limited emergency calling can be supported over Skype here.
In most countries in the world, Skype minutes can be used to make calls, except the following: Algeria, Bahrain, China, Egypt, India, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Qatar, Taiwan, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.
What happens if I don’t use up the 60 minutes in a month?
Each month, unused minutes expire, so be sure to use them up, otherwise, they will expire at the end of the month.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Office 365 come with Skype minutes?
How do I activate my subscription on Microsoft?
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How do I sync Outlook 365 with Skype?
- Start up Outlook by clicking on the Start button.
- Select the Options option from the drop-down menu under the File menu by going to the File menu.
- From the top of the page, click on the Add-Ins tab in the navigation pane.
- The COM Add-Ins menu can be found by selecting the Manage menu and selecting the Go button.
- Click on the Skype Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Office 2016 option in the COM Add-Ins dialog box, and then click OK to proceed.
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