August 19 2005

Phone Calling IN To Your Computer

(let me just say upfront, I make NO money from this, this is just a testimonial of my love to this service!)

I have professed my undying love of Skype before, but they just keep getting me all excited over and over again. The latest addition is SkypeIn, an honest-to-goodness phone number that will ring through to your computer.

Why should this excite you? Why should you be interested in another phone number in your life? Well, let’s say you move away from home, say you lived in New York City, and you moved to Los Angeles. You can buy a phone number through Skype for NYC, and then your friends and family can call you just like it was a local phone call. Let’s say you moved to another country…big deal…the “local phone call” would still find you no matter where you went. (well, as long as you had a net connection that is)

Did you move to the USA from one of the other countries Skype works with? (United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Poland and Sweden) You are allowed to have up to 10 SkypeIn numbers, so why not get one for your home country and the USA?

If you don’t want to be tied down to your computer for phone calls, there are several companies working on cordless Skype phone’s that will work with your computer, Wifi Router and regular phone lines in the works. They have varying release dates, but they should be coming out fairly soon.

So, how much does little wonder cost you? Well, a 12 month subscription is ? 30 (approx $37.31) and 3 months is ? 10 (approx $12.44). WAIT! What if you are away from your computer, or even worse, the computer is turned off when the phone call comes in? The subsciption includes Skype Voicemail for free.

Of course, you can also still just use Skype to talk to other Skype users for free anywhere in the world. I do have one note of disclaimer about SkypeIn though, if you get a NYC phone number, and someone from Miami calls it, they will stay pay long distance charges, so pick your number location wisely….or just get several SkypeIn numbers!

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