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Paying for Skype to call home

Postby Pingui » Fri, 30 Apr 2010 11:42:19 -0500

I've got a little trouble here. I've been using Skype to call home for ages. I think it's a cheap and qualitative communication way. Of course, call from Skype on Skype, this is free but I sometimes use it for international phone calls. It's actually really great, you don't need to think about roaming and bills, you only need to organise an Internet connection.
My problem is - my parents cancelled my credit card account (it's a long story and has nothing to do with my question) and I have no Paypal account. I've heard about some alternative online payment methods: prepaid cards an vouchers. I don't make any other online shopping so I'm interested only in a card that's working with Skype and is available in UK. Any ideas anyone?
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby Femiluv » Sat, 29 May 2010 12:21:55 -0500

Are you kidding me? Get a job and pay your own bills. Skype is so cheap, like you said - this shouldn't be a problem esp if you HAD A JOB.
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby Pingui » Sun, 30 May 2010 08:07:27 -0500

Dear Femiluv, did you have a bad day or something? I'm sorry about it then.
Have I told that I had no job? I only wrote that I had no credit card and no PayPal account, and I don't see anything bad in it. This might be a surprise for you but not every man wants to have them. My new bank card doesn't support online transactions (which is absolutely normal in Europe). And Skype is the only thing where I'd use online payment option but I can't. My question was about an alternative way of paying.
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby Femiluv » Sun, 30 May 2010 08:54:17 -0500

Okay, now I get it. Cos it seemed completely ridiculous, that someone with a job, a credit card/debit card would be wondering about that.

Sorry .... :wink: :D
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby Pingui » Sun, 30 May 2010 01:55:18 -0500

No problem. It's also my fault, the wording was quite strange (((((:
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby Random » Sun, 06 Jun 2010 08:38:57 -0500

I think your only option to ask a friend or someone to pay for your Skype credit using his/her credit card or Paypal and then just pay it in cash.
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby Hossalossa » Mon, 14 Jun 2010 04:37:11 -0500

Hey Pingui!

There's a prepaid card called paysafecard that you can use with Skype.
I've been topping up my accout with it for a while now and never had any problems so I can recommend it :)
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby RedLight » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 02:16:58 -0500

I've been looking for ways to pay for Skype services as well... and I dnt have a paypall

Hossalossa wrote:Hey Pingui!
There's a prepaid card called paysafecard that you can use with Skype.
I've been topping up my accout with it for a while now and never had any problems so I can recommend it :)

:o
That sounds awesome... What does one need to get that card?
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby Pingui » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 07:15:52 -0500

Hello Random! Yeah, that's what I did. But now all the people in my dormitory are new and they look a little bit unfriendly to me. My nice room mate is gone and there's noone here to help me that way. Well, maybe later I make some friends again.
Hossalossa, do you think I can get it in Europe? Have you ever used it yourself?
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby RedLight » Mon, 21 Jun 2010 02:26:24 -0500

Pingui wrote:Hello Random! Yeah, that's what I did. But now all the people in my dormitory are new and they look a little bit unfriendly to me. My nice room mate is gone and there's noone here to help me that way. Well, maybe later I make some friends again.
Hossalossa, do you think I can get it in Europe? Have you ever used it yourself?


I did a lil googling and remembered that good ol' "google is ur friend' sayin. It's pretty easy to get it all over Europe and I never had an idea. :o
It's supported by Skype so I guess it's not problem using it. I haven't tried it yet... but I do plan to. If some of you try it before me, post and let us know how it goes. :wink:
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby Hossalossa » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 04:55:14 -0500

Yeah, sure I have, use it for gaming and skype all the time.
And I am from Europe so sure you can get it here. In my country most gas stations offer it, but just take a look at their webpage, there's a sales point finder there. ;)
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby RedLight » Wed, 23 Jun 2010 06:18:02 -0500

Hossalossa wrote:Yeah, sure I have, use it for gaming and skype all the time.
And I am from Europe so sure you can get it here. In my country most gas stations offer it, but just take a look at their webpage, there's a sales point finder there. ;)


I'll have to try it! I have a great need for abroad calls by each day passing.
Aside: what games do you play? I've just seen they are doing a lot of promotions on their site. Do you know how that works?
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby greenfrog » Thu, 24 Jun 2010 07:41:05 -0500

Well, I know the PSC because I use it for Skype and also for Farmville.
I always look at their website because there are often raffles, I've already tried the new one about the Worldchampionship and I'll try the competition with Runes of Magic now. I've already won a PSC a few months ago in an other raffle, let's see if I'll be lucky a second time, a third time and so on :lol:
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby RedLight » Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:52:45 -0500

Yeah... that sounds awesome.... :) but how does that work? What do you have to do for it?
Are you limited by the country you're staying in, or...?
Sounds like a great way to spend some extra online :lol:
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Re: Paying for Skype to call home

Postby Pingui » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 04:43:51 -0500

I don't play online games because I have no time for this kind of entertainment but I'm glad I found a way to top up my Skype account without involving friends' credit cards etc.
The whole process was easier than I thought. Thanks, people!
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