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how do I find my skype ID number?

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How do I find my Skype ID number so that I can give it to a caller?  I have gone to My Account and it's not there (only my name and email).  When I click on the Skpye Number tab I am asked to purchase a number.  I thought some calls were free and I don't want to purchase a subscription.  Just need this to give to someone who wants to call me.

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Hi, gpg1, and welcome to the Community!

 

You are correct - a Skype number is a fixed-line phone number that people who do not use Skype can use to call you, and you receive their call on Skype.  A Skype Number is a paid subscription which you can set up for various lengths of time.

 

Your Skype ID is your account name.  When you and your friends set up Skype accounts, and send each other contact invitations, accepting those contact invitations is how you build your contact list.  Then, Skype-to-Skype calls are always free of charge.

 

To familiarize yourself quickly with Skype and how it works, here is a link to the user guides which I still find helpful after many years of using Skype.

 

Regards,

Elaine

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gpg1 wrote:

How do I find my Skype ID number so that I can give it to a caller?  I have gone to My Account and it's not there (only my name and email).  When I click on the Skpye Number tab I am asked to purchase a number.  I thought some calls were free and I don't want to purchase a subscription.  Just need this to give to someone who wants to call me.


 

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Novel Tourist

Hey elaine how about reading the question!!!

 

How do we find our skype number having bought one and lost it?

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Hey, Jackrusl, and welcome to the Community,

 

With the confusion about Microsoft accounts, Skype accounts, and then mixing in Skype Numbers, I chose to reply to the original poster's question the way I did so as to cover as many possibilities as made sense.  New users to any system can be easily confused by vocabulary and usage. 

 

You ask an entirely different question!  When did you purchase your Skype Number?  You would only have lost it if you did not reactivate the Skype Number subscription within the 90 days your number is held on account for you.  On Day #91, the number would be returned to the pool of available numbers for someone else to use.

 

Alternately, if that is not what you are asking, check your account details and click on the Skype Number block under the Manage Features heading on your account page dashboard.  You will next see your Skype Number subscription(s) listed.

 

Did I guess correctly?!  If not, please post back with additional details.

 

Regards,

Elaine

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how do i find my skype ID number

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alciauri wrote:

how do i find my skype ID number


when you create a Skype account, you do not get an ID number, you create a unique Skype Name, or use existing Microsoft credentials

 

if you want to receive calls on Skype from users calling from regular landlines or mobile phones (iow, callers who are not using Skype), then you must purchase a Skype Online Number for this purpose

 

hth

 

Regards,
Neil
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