Monday, June 28, 2010

Reactivating Skype Credit - A Micro-Victory

 It's not winning the World Cup, but I am quite pleased to report I reactivated my expired skype credit.  You may know that skype is a great way to make free calls from your computer to anywhere in the world, to someone who also has skype software downloaded.  (It's free.)  If you want to "skype-out", and call a landline or cell phone #, you can do it from your computer for a modest purchase of Skype credit.
For several months Skype emailed me my credit was about to expire, but since I didn't have anyone at the time who I needed to call, I just ignored it.  Turns out that to prevent your credit from expiring, all you need to do is make a call - anywhere - even for one second. The remaining credit was $7.72.  My daughter is abroad and now it would be perfect - I can send a text message to her cell.  Before biting the bullet and purchasing more Skype credit - which I may never actually use - I googled "reactivate skype credit."  Sure enough, all you need to do is go to your account and press a button -
5.3 Inactive Skype Credit: If you do not use your Skype Credit for a period of 180 days, we will place your Skype Credit on inactive status. You can reactivate the Skype Credit by following the reactivation link in My Account at (I haven't hyperlinked it because it's going to MY account, which will likely not help you much.) Reactivated Skype Credit is not refundable.
This from my inbox:

Your full Skype Credit balance $7.72 is now active and ready for you to use.

Your account details:

Balance: $7.72

Talk soon,
The people at Skype

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This worked perfect. Thank you!