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Unblock Skype with a VPN

Why get a VPN to unblock Skype?

  • Bypass Skype application filters at school and work
  • Circumvent VoIP restrictions imposed by governments, telecoms, and ISPs
  • Enjoy clear international voice and video calls
  • Skype with anyone on Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Linux

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Unblock Skype with a VPN in 4 easy steps

How to unblock Skype with a VPN

Unblock the services you love with a Skype VPN. Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for an ExpressVPN account
  2. Download and install your VPN apps on all your devices
  3. Connect to one of ExpressVPN’s 160 VPN server locations worldwide
  4. Use Skype without restrictions

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6 tips for clearer Skype voice and video calls

Is your long-distance honey waiting for you to call? Are you preparing for a critical Skype job interview?

Don’t leave your love life or professional destiny in the hands of your internet service provider. Download a Skype VPN for your phone or computer and use these tips for high-quality Skype calls.

  1. Choose a VPN location that will give you optimal speeds.
  2. Use an ethernet connection or go somewhere that gives you the strongest Wi-Fi signal you can find.
  3. Make sure you (and the person you’re calling) are using the latest version of Skype.
  4. Check that your camera, microphone, and speakers are all working. Double-check that your mic and speakers aren’t muted!
  5. Close any apps or browser windows that may be eating up your bandwidth (videos, music, and file transfers).

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Why is Skype blocked?

Over 300 million people use Skype every month. Skype is an economical alternative to expensive long-distance international phone calls.

Who uses Skype?

Skype helps millions of people stay in touch with friends and family while they’re studying, working, or traveling abroad. It powers thousands of businesses, enabling people to share screens, send instant messages, have group chats, and hold video-conference calls with clients, customers, and teammates. And it empowers thousands of people to continue learning, whether they’re practicing a new language or getting help from an expert in a different country.

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If people love Skype, why is it blocked?

In some countries, government regulatory bodies, telecommunication companies, and internet service providers block or limit VoIP services like Skype to eliminate competition, decrease revenue loss, and maintain control over the communications market. In some schools and workplaces, network administrators block Skype through application filtering to prevent students and employees from using up bandwidth.

Don’t let anybody put limits on how you communicate online. Use a VPN to unblock Skype.

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How does a VPN unblock Skype?

A virtual private network (VPN) unblocks Skype by running your internet data through a secure tunnel that passes through filters, allowing you to access your favorite websites, applications, and services without restrictions.

ExpressVPN encrypts your entire internet connection, including Skype.

With over 160 secure VPN server locations in 94 countries, ExpressVPN doesn’t just let you access Skype without limits, it also hides your IP address and encrypts your traffic so you can access the internet with security, privacy, and freedom.

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Use a VPN to unblock Skype for computers, phones, tablets, and smart TVs.

ExpressVPN makes apps for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Linux and routers so you can unblock Skype on all of your devices at home, school, and work.

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