Attention: There are new regulations that will be effective October 1, 2021 that may cause automatic payments to fail if you live in India. Take a look at what this change means for you and find out what you can do about it.
- Visit our Skype Number page if you would like to purchase a Skype Number.
- To purchase a Skype Number in a specific country, select the country.
- If you are interested in purchasing a Skype number, please let us know and we will guide you through the process.
How much does a Skype Number cost?
The price for a Skype Number subscription is determined by the country where you wish to have a Skype Number and the length of the subscription (1, 3 or 12-months).
You can check the cost by following these steps:
- You can get a Skype number by visiting the Get a Skype Number page. As soon as you click on the link, you will be asked to sign in if you have not already done so.
- When you have selected the country you would like the Skype number for, you will be provided with the number for that country.
- If you wish to select a different Skype number, you can select Continue or Show other local numbers from the list.
- It is possible to view the prices by selecting a billing period (1, 3, or 12 months).
In the event that you purchase a calling subscription along with your Skype Number, you will receive a discount on that number. Make sure that your Skype subscription is active before you buy your Skype Number and if you buy a Skype Number for a year, you will get a 50% discount on the number if your subscription is active.
How can I pay for a Skype Number?
Payment for a Skype Number can be made by credit card, PayPal, Skrill (Moneybookers), bank transfer, or any other method you choose. In most countries*, you can also use Skype Credit to pay for your services if the balance on your account is high enough.
There is an option to cancel your Skype Number subscription at any time during the subscription period, but you will be automatically renewed at the end of your subscription period.
In order to ensure your subscription continues uninterrupted, the recurring payment is taken three days before the subscription expires to ensure your subscription will not be interrupted. There is no need to worry when you sign up for a Skype Number subscription because they are valid for the full duration of the subscription (one, three, or twelve months), so you don’t lose them.
You will be able to make the recurring payments by using the same payment method if you pay the initial payment with a credit card, PayPal, or Skype Credit.
In the case that the initial payment is made using Skrill, bank transfer, or another payment method, then the recurring payments will be taken from your Skype Credit balance when the initial payment is made.
You will need to extend your subscription manually each time before you reach the end of your subscription period in France, as recurring Skype Number subscriptions are not available there.
It’s possible to buy a Skype Number using Skype Credit if you live in Brazil or Switzerland, but not if you live in other countries.
How do I set up a Skype Number for another country?
Even if you don’t live in one of the countries they’re available in, you are able to purchase a Skype Number for those countries. Get a list of the countries in which Skype Numbers are available.
There are however some countries where you must have a valid address in order to get a mobile phone number, so unless you have an address in that country, you will not be able to get one. There are a number of countries that fall under this category, such as:
In South Korea, the purchase of Skype numbers must be made through Daesung, our partner in that country.
There may be differences between countries when it comes to verifying your registered address.
How long does it take to activate a Skype Number?
As soon as your payment has been processed, Skype numbers in most countries will be automatically activated.
Nevertheless, if a proof of residence was required, the local authorities would have to verify your personal information if you were to provide this information. As a guideline, it usually only takes a couple of days, but depending on the country, it may take as long as two weeks. We can activate your Skype Number after we have verified the details you have provided to us by the appropriate authorities.
If your personal details were unable to be verified, but the payment for the Skype Number had already been made, contact Skype Customer Service to request a refund.
Can I use my own phone number or another existing number as my Skype Number?
There is no need to choose a number at random, we will do that for you. The pre-selected number can be used, or you can select Show other local numbers to pick a different number if you would like.
How many Skype Numbers can I set up?
If you often receive calls from more than one location, you can attach up to 10 Skype Numbers to your Skype account. This is ideal if you frequently receive calls from multiple locations. If you receive regular calls from a different country or area code on a regular basis, you can choose a different Skype Number from each country.
Why am I having issues purchasing a Skype Number?
It is possible that your payment will fail at any time, but we will reserve your Skype Number for you in order to allow you to attempt the purchase again at a later time. There are a few steps you need to take in order to purchase the Skype Number you have reserved:
- Access your account by logging in.
- Select Skype Number from the Manage features section of the window.
- After you have selected the number of subscriptions that you would like to reserve (listed near the bottom of the screen), you will need to choose your subscription length and payment method.
It is best to check to see if there are Skype Numbers available in your country, and if so, then you can purchase the Skype Number from your country.
It is important that you are signed into the correct account if you don’t see the proper billing information.
Your account may be able to be fixed if your account receives a message that your account is restricted from using the paid features of Skype.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Skype give you a phone number?
Having a Skype Number allows you to answer incoming calls anywhere you have access to the internet using your Skype app, and it is attached to your Skype account.
How do I get my Skype phone number?
Click on Manage how you sign in to Microsoft and follow the instructions to sign in. You will find your email address as well as your phone number in your Account alias.
How do I get a Skype number for free?
Visit the Get a Skype Number page on the Skype website. When you click on the link, you will be prompted to sign in if you have not already done so. Depending on the country you select, you will receive a Skype Number for that country once you have selected that country. In order to choose a different Skype number, click the Continue button or click the Show other local numbers button.
How does someone find me on Skype?
It is possible for people to search for you using your phone number in your Skype profile or if you use a phone number to sign up for Skype or login, or if you have your phone number in your Skype Profile to connect with you and begin a Skype chat, if you have a phone number in your Skype profile. We offer you the option of making your phone number unsearchable at any time if you wish.
Do people know if you search them on Skype?
Until you directly ask the person whether he/she has a Skype account, you won’t be able to know if he/she is using Skype unless, of course, you search for them in the Skype directory or ask them directly if they use Skype. The profile information of his Skype account or the profile picture if there appears to be one under his email address, can help you determine whether he has a Skype account.
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