Why? Because now someone anywhere in the world can call my cellphone for trés cheap. If I don’t pick up, they’re forwarded to my cellphone’s voicemail.
This, my friend, is feature of sheer brilliance. I love you Skype!
To enable this functionality, you’ve got to have the absurdly cheap Skype Out. Once you’ve signed up:
- Open Skype
- Go to “File -> Preferences”
- Click on the “Calls” tab
- Activate the “Call Forwarding” box and enter your phone number with country code
It’s that simple! As an added bonus, when you’re not around a computer, it looks like you’re online anyway; you don’t have to be signed into Skype for someone half the way around the world to talk to you!