Skype does not support inbound number portability; in other words, you can not port a Skype Number from Skype to another carrier, and neither can you bring a number into Skype.
I would say that is actually not true. In the absence of an answer yesterday I tried it. Today, less that 24 hours later my Skype number is now my Verizon mobile number. While on the phone with Verizon yesterday to make the port request, Skype responded to the request (however carriers respond) before my call was even over. I saw another post on this forum somewhere and a moderator said you could not port to skype but you could port from Skype. After my experience I would say they were correct.
Thank you for your advice, which I am referring to those to whom I report!
UPDATE: I just found this thread - here in our own Community!
I apologize. This is certainly not the first time I have made a mistake, and I know it will not be the last.