Dell and Skype

Skype-to-Skype calls are free 

What is Skype?

Skype™ is software application that makes it easier than ever to keep in touch with anyone, anywhere* in the world. All you need is a webcam and microphone on your Dell™ PC, along with a high speed internet connection, and you're all set.

Skype comes preinstalled on select XPS™ and Inspiron™ systems, so as a Dell customer, you can access the software right out of the box and stay in touch with family and friends* who are also on Skype. All they have to do is download the free software online, and you can chat for free on your Dell PC.

  • Make voice or face-to-face video calls
  • Conference three or more people
  • Transfer files, IM or share your screen


What is Skype Premium?

Exclusive: Get 1 month of free group video calling with this Skype Premium offer** for Dell customers. Just sign in to the preinstalled version of Skype on your Dell PC to activate this offer today.

Enjoy more ways to stay in touch with a Skype Premium offer that gets you a month of innovative features for free.  

  • Catch up with family and friends or video conference colleagues with group video calling
  • Get one-on-one help from Skype representatives with live chat support



Skype Premium Laptop

How to claim your one-month free trial of Skype Premium:

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Step 1

Sign in to the preinstalled version of Skype on your laptop.
If you don't already have a Skype ID, you can create one.
Once signed in, click on the button below your name.


Step 2

This will bring up your Skype Account information — click on the 'Group video' tab.

Step 3

Click on 'Start free trial' to activate your 28-day free Skype Premium trial.  

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* Service subject to third-party service subscription terms and conditions
**Offer available from 19th August 2010 to 31st January 2012 and only applicable to Dell customers, with a preinstalled version of Skype on their machine who have not purchased Skype Premium before. Skype’s Terms of use apply to Group Video Calling, see www.skype.com/go/tou

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