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Can I forward my cell phone number to an online number?

Ok, here is my situation. I will move to Japan for 3 years. I would like to keep my US cell phone number and continue using it when I am Japan. The affordable way is to buy an online number in USA. But I could not figure out how to forward the calls from my US cell phone to this online number. All I read is about how to forward the calls on an online number to another country. Am I missing something here, or there is no way to forward the calls on my US cell phone to an online number? Anybody can help?

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If you wish to forward calls from your US cell phone to Skype Online Number then this is something that you need to set up with your cell phone service provider.

 

Skype can forward only calls from Skype account to somewhere else, calls forwarded from your cell phone need to be set up on your cell phone or by your mobile service provider, because they would be forwarding the call.

 

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I am trying to do this same thing.  I got an online skype number (US).  I don't get cell phone reception at my house so normally I set my I Phone to forward to my landline which works like a charm.  But I figured it would be even cooler if I could set my I Phone to forward the calls to my online Skype number so it's just like I am using my cell phone as always even though I don't get cell phone reception at my house and am now just using the WiFi.  I tried doing this and when I dialed my cell from an outside line and activated this forwarder, it gave me a message saying the number was not in service.  Do you think it's the service provider that's blocking me from doing this?  Thanks.

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First check your privacy settings are set to ''Allow calls from anyone''.Then change them to "Allow SkypeIn calls from Only people from my Contacts List".Save and wait for 5 minutes.Log out from your Skype account and log back in. Change settings back to "Allow calls from Anyone". Save and wait for 5 minutes.Log out from your Skype account and log back in.

 

If the above does not work please contact customer service here: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1170/How-can-I-contact-Skype-Customer-Service

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Moved to "Subscriptions".

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Hello AGulsrud.

For future reference please start your own thread.

Your issue is not the same as that of the person whose thread you have infiltrated. Two issues are almost never identical. There are too many variables. Thank you for your understanding.

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