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I want to automate Skype to call my mobile phone at scheduled times.

Sometimes when I'm working with very complicated (business) clients, I would like an escape plan if the meeting goes over an allotted maximum time. I want to be able to say, "Hey, please call me at XX:XX" and use the automated Skype call as a good excuse to leave.

How do I set up a scheduled automatic Skype from my desktop computer to call my mobile? It just needs to call my phone, it doesn't have to make sense. I just need the call to interrupt my meeting so I can make theatre and leave.

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If you are a windows user, you can use Windows Task Scheduler to execute this command:

"c:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /callto:+nnnnnnnn

nnnnnnnn is your country code /area code / phone number

The first time it'll prompt you to confirm, you can check the box "Do not ask again".

Works regardless if Skype is running.

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  • how can you do this on mac os x lion? Oct 25, 2011 at 10:16
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You could also try Get me out of here.

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For Mac, see http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20051103212758617

osascript -l AppleScript -e "tell application \"Skype\" to get URL \"callto://$1\""

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For those using Windows 10 and a 64 bit OS, your default path will be different.

The following command should work:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /callto:+nnnnnnnn

Everything else is as O.K.W has posted above.

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