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How to set up a Skype phone call account

Post by sm1mex on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:11 am

Trying to set up a Skype phone calling account with getting a number for me and also putting some credit on the account, but the only option is to subscribe to a 3 month or 6 month plan, but I only want to put XX amount of dollars on credit. How do I do this? Skype doesn't give an option to set up a phone number or put credit on the account. HELP !

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Post by RichD on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:52 am

Skype can be confusing. Your calling is what you make deposits for, unless you have a subscription to call unlimited. A Skype phone number you have to subscribe for 3 or 12 months.

To add credit to an account you have to have one.
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Post by sm1mex on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:15 pm

Right. I have a reserved number but it won't give it to me unless I subscribe, which I am not going to do. I have put credit on the account and I have made a call and it goes through. The main thing is for me to be able to call someone from where ever I am with wi fi.

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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:26 pm

If you just want to call out you don't need a number.

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Post by RichD on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:32 pm

CanuckBob wrote:If you just want to call out you don't need a number.

True, but only to a Skype user. To call a phone number you have to have deposited money for its use called Skype Credit or have a subscription.

I have been a user for many years, but as my subscriptions expire I will not continue. Both my Telmex house phone and my AT&T cell have unlimited calling to the US, why pay Skype. That is unless you wish to appear calling from the US.
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Post by RichD on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:35 pm

See this tutorial for Skype setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMAeAeyh7zM
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:41 pm

Yes, you have to have money deposited but you still don't need a number. You also don't need money on account for calling 1-800 numbers.

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Post by sm1mex on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:47 pm

If I get a 3 months subscription to buy a phone number, if I don't renew the subscription after 3 months and just keep credit on the account, do I lose my number, or will it stay for ever since I bought it.

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Post by RichD on Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:56 pm

The money will ride on your Skype account. You do not need a number, as Cbob said, to call out. You can receive calls from another Skyper calling your account name.

Watch the video, set up a free account. Then consider a Skype In number and/or Skype calling to phone numbers by credit or subscription.


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Post by sm1mex on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:35 pm

Right but if I buy a phone number with a 3 month subscription, if I do not renew the subscription will I be able to keep the phone number just using credit, or will it go away if I do not renew the subscription.

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Post by RichD on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:42 pm

No, no pay equals no number. Your incoming number is by subscription, your Skype name is perpetual. In addition, you can call out with extra payment or free to another Skype name.

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Post by sm1mex on Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:02 pm

Is the skype name the name of the user, as we had to create a user name and password.

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Post by RichD on Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:05 pm

Skype user name is your Skype name.
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Post by sm1mex on Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:08 pm

OK.

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Post by Canada_Mike on Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:33 pm

I've had a skype pone number for years. Comes in very handy in all sorts of situations, and especially when I'm in Europe. I guess I have a subscription, but they only charge me when my balance goes below a pre-determined amount, like $5. It's definitely not where I pay every three months regardless of usage.

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Re: How to set up a Skype phone call account

Post by RichD on Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:52 pm

CM, calling and getting calls are two different sub-accounts. From what you say, you do not have a subscription to call. What you are using is a per minute charge against that credit.
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