SkypeIn is an ordindary phone number which people call and the call is routed through to Skype where you pick up the call. Skype offer differnet SkypeIn numbers for over 20 countries with different area codes for each. Skype offer the following SkypeIn plans:
- a 3 month subscription where you pay in advance to keep your new ordinary phone number for 3 months and have the option of renewing at the end of the 3 month period.
- a 12 month subscription where you pay in advance to keep your new ordinary phone number for 3 months and have the option of renewing at the end of the 12 month period.
How does a SkypeIn number work?
You buy a SkypeIn number in one of over 20 locations and your friends, family or business contacts can call that number and only pay for a standard rate call (if they are in the same country as your online number) – the SkypeIn number uses the internet to route the call and so saves them money. It makes absolutely no difference wherever you are, you can pick up the call at no cost to you wherever in the world you are logged into Skype.
For more information on SkypeIn, see the SkypeIn section on Skype’s website.
If you are interested in recording audio Skype calls, be sure to checkout CallBurner.
Other popular services that Skype offers:
Skype Credit allows you to:
- Call landline and mobile phones anywhere in the world (NOTE: Emergency numbers are not available).
- Send SMS messages to mobile phones.
You can buy Skype Credit.
Read about how to set up Skype here if you don’t already have it. (Skype is a free download).