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Is it possible to forward cell phone calls to skype?

Casual Tourist

Hi

 

I am relatively new to skype and I have a question. I have just moved to a new apartment and unfortunately the place is in a blind spot for my cell phone connection (which is T-mobile if it matters). I know that you can forward skype calls to a cell phone, but does the system work the other way too? I.e. would it be possible to forward cell phone calls to skype?

 

Thanks,

 

Andrey

 

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andreyss wrote:

Hi

 

I am relatively new to skype and I have a question. I have just moved to a new apartment and unfortunately the place is in a blind spot for my cell phone connection (which is T-mobile if it matters). I know that you can forward skype calls to a cell phone, but does the system work the other way too? I.e. would it be possible to forward cell phone calls to skype?

 



If you purchase a Skype Online Number, you should be able to do that.  You can set your phone to forward all calls to your Skype number, and then you can answer the calls using the Skype program on a computer or an app on a mobile device (tablet, iPod, even an app on your mobile phone).  You'd have to set the call-forwarding on your mobile phone before you entered the "blind spot" that seems to cover your apartment. Make sure what T-Mobile does with the forwarded calls in relation to the plan on your mobile phone.  Some plans only allow for a certain number of minutes for forwarded calls in a month (even on "unlimited" plans), where other plans treat forwarded calls like the calls you make or receive on the phone itself. 

 

If you haven't already done so, you may want to call T-Mobile and advise them of the gap in their network's coverage at your apartment. A fix may be as simple as a minor adjustment to a cell tower that can be done remotely, or moving an antenna on a tower to give your apartment better coverage.  You never know what is possible if you don't ask.....

 

 

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is there a charge by skype for forwarding you cell phohe to your skype number?

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brich2 wrote:

is there a charge by skype for forwarding you cell phohe to your skype number?


There is no charge by Skype to forward calls from your mobile phone (or any telephone) to a Skype Online Number.  Just answer the call from your Skype program/app, or - if you have it - let the forwarded call go to Skype Voicemail.

 

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