Why does My Account page show an expiration date? A credit balance in your SkypeOut account expires after 180 days from the time of your most recent credit purchase. Credit balances not used within 180 days from purchase will be cancelled and lost. However, if additional credit balances are placed to your account before the current account balance expires, all existing credit balances will be carried over to the new expiration date. How long can I use my credit to make SkypeOut calls? Credit in your SkypeOut balance remains active for 180 days after time of purchase of your most recently purchased credit. Do I have to make calls or log in to Skype every week/month to keep my account active? No. Your account remains active and vaild for 180 days after each credit purchase.