Skype banned? Unblock calls with a Skype VPN

Skype with freedom. Download a VPN.

  • Bypass Skype application filters at school and work
  • Circumvent VoIP limits by governments, telecoms, and ISPs
  • Enjoy clear international voice and video calls
  • Skype with anyone on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux
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Unblock Skype with a VPN in 3 steps

Step 1

Step 1 of downloading a VPN.

Sign up for ExpressVPN and its blazing-fast service.

Step 2

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Connect to a VPN server location anywhere that Skype is not censored.

Step 3

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Start up Skype and get chatting.

The best VPN for Skype

If you’re in a place that blocks Skype, ExpressVPN can bypass VoIP restrictions, whether they’re imposed by governments, telecommunications companies, internet service providers, or the administrators of your school or office networks.

Bonus: Our blazing-fast speeds mean that you can enjoy clear international voice and video calls without minimal buffering.

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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 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 videoconference 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, telecommunications 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.

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

How does a VPN unblock Skype?

A virtual private network, or VPN, unblocks Skype by running all your internet traffic through a secure tunnel. There is no way to tell whether that traffic is a Skype call, or anything else, so there is no reason to block it. This lets you access your favorite websites, applications, and services without restrictions.

Encrypted VPN connection

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.

VPN for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, and routers.

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


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Try ExpressVPN today to get unlimited access to Skype on your phone, tablet, or computer.

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