let skype make some phone calls

I want the option to chose to use skype app to make phone call when I click on phone number

android 7. samsung galaxy s6
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rgb192Asked:
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
No. You can only dial a landline or mobile number within Skype if your Skype account has credit to dial a Skypeout call.
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rgb192Author Commented:
my Skype has money credit.

my phone can't call outside America so I normally copy paste into Skype

I remember on an old phone being prompted to make phone call with skype
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rgb192Author Commented:
on android 6
can I change defaults for phone call

old phone could choose call app
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
on android 6
can I change defaults for phone call

Yes. But you can only change to the apps with specific phone permission which is called reroute outgoing calls.

Trucaller permissionTrucaller permission

Skype permissionSkype permission

Trucaller can be the default phone app where Skype cannot.

Why?

Skype for Android is not designed to have such permission.

old phone could choose call app

Old Android OS versions have less restrictions on changing default phone call app

We are restricted by permission, no matter it is our real life or our mobile devices.
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rgb192Author Commented:
Thanks for telling me why it could be done in old os
and why it can not be done in new os
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