How do I find a business number using SkypeFind?

This FAQ will help you locate business numbers using SkypeFind.

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How do I search for a business listing?

Finding business numbers is easy using SkypeFind, and you can call them directly from Skype. To do this:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Select the Call phones tab.
  3. Click the Directory tab (Skype 5.0 for Windows) or the Find businesses tab (Skype 5.1 for Windows).
  4. Type in the name of the business or the type of business you are looking for (e.g. Chinese take away, plumber, taxi)
  5. Enter your location.
  6. Click Search to find businesses that match your keywords.

To call the business, simply click the green button with the phone number. Remember, you’ll need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call a business number.

 

How are the search results returned and can I change the order?

The search results are returned with the businesses that are closest to you listed at the top. However, you can sort the search results by A-Z (alphabetical order), Most Called (which has received the most calls from the Skype community) or Highest rating (those that have received the best reviews), which can help you choose the best business for you.

 

What’s the largest area I can search?

The largest area you can search is by country. To search for listings from an entire country, simply leave the location field blank when you search. If you would like to change the target country of your search, click the little flag icon beside the search box and select a new flag from the drop-down list.

 

I’m having trouble finding a business – what should I do?

If you find you are having problems locating a business, you might want to try broadening your search. For example, you could try using a less specific key word, such as searching ‘electrical’ instead of ‘computer’.

If you can’t find a specific business you are looking for, it means that it hasn’t been added yet. SkypeFind listings are generated and maintained by members of the Skype community, such as you. Please help out the community by adding the business to the directory. That way, other people on Skype will have access to the business details and can start adding reviews. It’s easy to add new businesses to the directory.

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