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Microsoft keeps you connected this Holiday Season

Lumia users rejoice as Microsoft and Skype give you 3-months worth of Skype credits free! Aptly named Paskong PaSkype, Microsoft Devices thought it would be a nice Christmas gift to all Lumia users to get these free credits.

This means you’re able to get free unlimited overseas calls to landlines in 63 countries and mobile phones in 8 countries, free of charge for 3 months with a new purchase and activation of WP8.1 Lumia phones!

Woohoo!! Free Skype Credits!
Woohoo!! Free Skype Credits!

How does it work?

  1. Buy a new Lumia WP8.1 device (Lumia 530, 630, 635, 636, 930, 830, 730, 735, 535) from any of the participating stores nationwide up to Decemeber 31, 2014. If the device is WP 8 (Lumia 1520, 1320,1020,925,625) , update the OS to WP 8.1
  2. Download the Skype Gift app from Windows Store.
  3. Open the downloaded app and follow the on-screen steps to redeem your unique Skype voucher code.
  4. Follow steps to open the Skype voucher page in your browser.
  5. Login to your Skype account or create one if you are new to Skype
  6. Paste in the voucher code (it will already have been copied to your clipboard)
  7. Start using Skype on your Lumia

And voila! Enjoy calling your Aunts, cousins, loved ones and family members overseas. Heck, get in touch with that highschool buddy or your special someone who’s on the other side of the planet. This is an LDR’s best friend! Hehehe.


The free unlimited overseas calls can be made to both landline and mobile numbers in: Canada, China, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States.

While the free landline calls are applicable to Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia (Jakarta), Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

Call mom whenever, wherever she is. :)
Call mom whenever, wherever she is. 🙂

So if you haven’t updated your Lumia devices to WP8.1, we really should urge you to do so. I mean, we’ve written countless articles about it already. And for those who haven’t experienced the goodness that is Lumia, good news is Microsoft is dumping a whole lot of new devices in the market. The Lumia 535 and 735 is a particularly good way to get yourselves acquainted with Windows Phone. 😛

So, happy holidays Lumianatics! I’ll be burning my Lumia 1520’s batteries with these unlimited Skype calls. We feel that you should too. 😉

Paskong PaSkype

Colin Chan

Colin is Unbox's resident Nokia Lumia fanboy. He's inept in any other OS but he's trying his best to learn...so go easy on him. What he lacks in technical know-how he makes up with a wealth of cultural knowledge--hence he writes (or should be writing) Movie Reviews and other things like men's fashion and whatnot.

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