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Skype says I must enter a country code

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Casual Tourist

I am in the United States.  I have an Android smart phone, and I downloaded the mobile version of Skype into it.  I bought some Skype credit, and I'm trying to make my first Skype call.  It is to another United States landline.  I entered 1 and the number, but when i hit "Call"  I get a message saying "Wrong number. Please include country code (e.g. +44 1234567)"  The U.S. flag icon is clearly shown next to the number, so the phone and I both know this is to a U.S. number.  I've tried to just select the U.S. icon and enter the number, put a space between the 1 and the number, put a + between the 1 and the number, but all to no avail.  It still gives me the error message, and it won't dial the number.


Anybody got any ideas?

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Novel Tourist
Enter +011 phone number. It worked for me.
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Routine Adventurer
I too am having this issue when dialing my MS Outlook contacts. Please add a function to set it to a default Country (USA?) so I don't have to do add this everytime!! Please!
Novel Tourist

I have the EXACT same problem. If this isn't addressed Skype will not get my business.


I can dial from my PC to a U.S. landline but cannot use Skype mobil eon my Samsung Intercept on Virgin Mobile network to dial out to the very same number. I get the above error post at the beginning of this tread.

Novel Tourist

I am having the same problem with +1 877 numbers... this is toll free USA?! Why do we get this message?  I have the USA flag also.

Novel Adventurer

This problem should be escelated as its made me stop using skype and use Google voice instead.  Having to select 1 in the country code when dialing from Outlook is a BIG problem. Maybe Skype can add an option that when in doubt select USA as the default country code for example or whichever you wish.

Novel Tourist

Put +1 in front of your phone #. 

Novel Tourist

Has anyone found an answer ofr this problem? My contacts come from Outlook. This is a real pain to have to enter country code for every call.

Novel Tourist
Hey, all you guys have to do is submit your number as the example shows you with the country code, US code is #1 so for example- if your number is (305)305-3005 the example they give is (e.g +44 1234567) you would then type in +1 3053005 . Keep in mind the + sign and space between the second digits and last four numbers is important! ..goodluck
Novel Adventurer
the USA code is 001
Novel Adventurer
I have just applied it to my android phone and it worked
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