Hi there and welcome
If you open the internet icon on your phone Laurie, are you able to browse web pages?
Can you go to Settings, Applications Manager on the phone.
Go to Skype, press on it and press uninstall.
Then hold the power button until the menu shows, and choose Restart.
Once done, go to the Google Play Store and download the Skype app again.
Tell me if it then functions please.
Let me know the results
Lost what sorry Laurie? Sorry your last message is not too clearn, what do you mean with this?
Ok, not sure where you left to Laurie, but If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.
And if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the screen then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.