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Perfect Skype setup: Step six – add an online number (about $30 per year in the US)

By Vitaly Dubravin 

This step is to allow everyone in the world to call you using a phone number. You Skype may have a real phone number or numbers in many countries across the globe. And it will cost you only $30 per number per year in most places.

Here is how to do it.

  1. Go to www.skype.com.
  2. Login to your Skype account
  3. Click on “Online number” icon.
  4. Click on “Setup Now”
  5. Pick a country where you need a phone number and location within it
  6. Select any number suggested or enter your desired digit combination into the “Local Number” field and Skype will show you available options.

Purchase the number (use 12-month option to get a 50% discount) – it should cost you only $30 for the whole year. All incoming calls will display a Caller ID (same way you have it on your cell phone). The name of the person will be shown only if this calling person is in your Skype contact list (same as your cell phone again).

Once you have an Online Number setup, Skype will use this number as your Called IT for all outgoing calls. You can change this by going online (www.skype.com) to your account, clicking on “Call Phones” and “Caller ID settings” then. Options are:

  • No Caller ID
  • Any of your Online Numbers
  • Your cell phone (people may see your cell phone number when you call them from Skype!). Skype will send you an SMS to confirm that this number belongs to you.

You may switch between these options as often as you’d like to. There are no fees associated with the change.

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  2. john
    July 3, 2011 at 04:32

    Wow! That truly hit the mark, and this comment would be to say thanks!

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