Apologies for not mentioning. Unfortunately, fixed line (or land-line) numbers can not be used by Skype as a Caller ID number for the reason noted previously in this thread: Skype sends an SMS message to the mobile number to verify that the mobile number is a.) yours, and that b.) you received the SMS verification code.
Fixed line/land line numbers can not receive SMS messages, so therefore a fixed line number can not be used for Caller ID.
Please can a Skype moderator reply to this. I have just bought a subscription only to find that it is useless as I cannot currently verify caller ID with a mobile, only my landline. Please cancel the money I have paid, which apparently must be used in one month..the rest of the subscription I believe I have cancelled. It's stupid to be required to have a mobile for verification.
Exactly. Elaine is again simply explaining the problem, just like Patrick did in the first socalled "reply" to this thread back in November 2012, but we are still waiting for a SOLUTION, so that landline users of skype can also display their caller id - surely, it must be possible to develop an alternative to text messaging for the verification procedure?
Yes, you are correct: all I (and Patrick) did was confirm the situation as it stands. I know of no forthcoming changes to this protocol. If a paradigm shift were to occur, anything by way of announcements would probably appear in the Skype blogs ( http://blogs.skype.com/ ) or as part of a software update.
P.S. @Onions: please contact Skype Customer Service directly. Here is a link to the instruction on how to contact Skype Customer Service via their secure portal: Contact Customer Service
As you know you intend to contact Customer Service, skip past Step 2 of the instruction where several articles from the FAQ library will appear for you to review, and proceed to Step 3, Continue Support Request (the "button" appears at the lower right corner of the website page). You may also skip past in Step 4 where you will be referred back here to the Community; no need to do this as the Community is where you started.
Hi, Deedp, and welcome to the Community,
Unfortunately, there is no news to share on this topic. That California number is probably one of several generic caller IDs assigned by the local telephone company as the call leaves the Skype network and is routed through their switch to its final destination.