How can I dial out of ACT! using my Skype account?
Since Skype places calls through the Internet, you can set up a new phone number field called “Skype Number” in ACT! with the field property type set to “URL.” When data entering the phone number in the contact’s record, type callto://+ then the country code, then the phone number.
For example, our phone number is +13144854350, so in the Skype Number field, you would enter callto://+13144854350. The number is automatically created with a blue hyperlink.
Finally, to the right of the phone number field you’ll see a button with three dots. Click that button and set the correct country code (for example, 1 for US, 44 for the UK, etc.) Next time you want to call this contact, click on the Skype Number field. Skype will open and begin dialing your call. We’ve only tested this on the newer versions of ACT! 2005, ACT! 2006, ACT! 2007, ACT! 2008 and ACT! 2009. But it should also work on ACT! 6.0 and ACT! 5.0 too.