The Skype Online Number, previously known as SkypeIn, costs a hefty price tag of USD $6 a month. The SkypeIn Online Number is essential the virtual phone number of you on Skype service, just similar to your landline or mobile number. It allows callers to call a phone number which is diverted or forwarded to your Skype account automatically, and ring your Skype client on PC, Macintosh, iPhone or other mobile devices.

As Skype Online Number is not free, so it’s not possible to register multiple virtual phone numbers of Skype so that callers can call a local phone number at local calling rates instead of having to dial a long-distance or even international calls. Even if you decide to pay, Skype-in Online Number only offers phone numbers in around 25 countries.

Skype users who want a inbound phone number but don’t want to pay a premium for the service can use Ring2Skype instead. Ring2Skype is a service that allows you to have a local phone number in more than 100 cities around the world, and answer calls to those numbers in Skype for free, regardless of your actual location.

To get the free Skype online phone number, just sign up and register at http://www.ring2skype.com/.

Ring2Skype

But firstly, you will need a Skype account, as Skype user ID is required for registration. Signing up is so simple that it can be done in less than 1 minute and you will have instant access to your alternative Online Number. No credit card information and no software download are required. Note that Skype password is not required, and don’t use the same password for Skype and Ring2Skype to protect your privacy.

Currently, Ring2Skype offers a phone number with a private 3-digit extension that is dedicated to you, and that will be directed to your Skype account. In fact, the usage of extension where you have to call the number and dial the extension after the call is connection is the only annoyance of Ring2Skype otherwise reliable yet free service.

The audio quality of the Ring2Skype has been on par with most VoIP calls too, if you manage to call into the number provided. As it’s free, some downtime is expected, but it’s recommended that you actually test the phone number given to you can be connected to before giving it out. If the number doesn’t work, just create and get a new number in different locality.

Free Skype-In Online Number

More than one free numbers can be registered, allowing you to provide local inbound Skype number to people on many regions. The local phone numbers are available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United States.

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  • Harihar Pradhan

    hello

  • brucerong

    Oh,God,how do I get a number in China?

  • mission

    us country is absent from country list.why if anyone know let inform

  • Armani

    The service is now called http://www.ring2me.com

    • woods

      But United States is no longer in the list.

  • Steve

    What happened to the service? Typing “ring2skype.com” takes me directly tothe Skype web site. Googling ring2skype got me to the application – but NO US on the list of countries on the form. Anyone know whats going on?

  • pole.victor2

    Great tip

  • mahaveer2638

    Briliant

  • hussain

    11125

  • hussain

    0558929534

  • hussain

    Hussaikhan

  • marshall jim

    !none!

  • γιδ

    Great tip, thank you :>

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  • Fish

    I've been using Ring2Skype service for over three years without any problem.

    I learned this from a friend who has been doing it far longer than I.

  • Xantes

    That's awesome! Curios to see/know how long will gonna last as a free service taking into account that even Skype couldn't last forever and nowadays somebody will have to buy Skype to get it out of the brink of bankruptcy!