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Skype teams up with Sify to make it easier for Indian customers to add funds

Skype is partnering with Sify to allow Indian customers the ability to add funds to their accounts with ease. The option to add funds using credit cards issued in India has existed for some time now, and today's partnership will let you buy Skype credit or pay for subscriptions through debit cards and netbanking.

Here's how it works, as detailed on the Skype blog (opens in new tab):

  • Go to (opens in new tab)
  • Select the subscription or the amount of Skype Credit you'd like to buy
  • On the checkout page, enter your Indian billing address and you'll be able to pay using your local credit, debit card or NetBanking

Payment processing is done through PayUbiz, and the feature certainly works as advertised. If you're looking to add funds, know that there's a 14.50% service tax applicable on all purchases made within the country.

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  • Things are getting better for Indians day by day.
  • when for Windows Store?
  • I used to buy apps from WP8.1 store by Idea prepaid SIM. Now in W10M I didn't try.
    Just make sure of the region is "India", and the language is "English (India)" Sent by Lumia 532 W10M
  • Windows store already allows you to buy in local currency. It even has an option where you can allow your card to be 'remembered' and everytime you make a purchase that card will get debited (with your consent and verification). I was actually surprised, why did they not do the same for Skype. Other thing that they must work on is carrier billing. will make everyone's life so much easier
  • Phonetic spelling of syfy