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What is call forwarding and how does it work on Skype?

Call forwarding lets you forward the incoming Skype calls to a landline or mobile you choose. When you set up call forwarding, your friends can reach you at any time, even if you’re not signed in to Skype.

You can choose up to three mobile or landlines numbers worldwide, even in different countries, or you can choose to have calls forwarded to another Skype contact in your contact list.

Ready to start using call forwarding? It’s easy to set it up.

The following questions and answers will explain how call forwarding works with Voice Messaging, your Skype Number and the cost of call forwarding:

How much does call forwarding cost?

It’s free to forward incoming Skype calls to another Skype contact - all you need is to have that contact in your contact list.

To forward your incoming calls to a mobile or landline, you’ll need a little Skype Credit or subscription.

If you use Skype Credit as a payment method, the forwarded calls will be charged at the Skype’s great pay per minute rates. For example, if you forward your incoming Skype calls to a mobile number in the United States, you’ll be charged exactly what it costs to call a mobile in the United States from Skype.

You can also purchase a subscription for calls to a country where you want to receive the forwarded calls. For example, if you want your incoming Skype calls to be forwarded to a number in the United States, simply choose a subscription covering calls to the United States.

No matter which payment method you prefer, the person who’s calling you on Skype will still call you for free.

Can I forward calls made to my Skype Number?

Yes. Any call to your Skype Number can also be forwarded to a mobile or landline number of your choice.

How does call forwarding work with Voice Messaging?

If you set up call forwarding and you’ve activated Skype Voice Messaging, the incoming calls will first be forwarded to the number(s) you’ve entered and, if there’s no response, the call will be received as a voice message in Skype.

If you’ve set up call forwarding to another Skype contact and the contact is offline, the incoming calls will not be forwarded and the caller will hear a message that the contact is offline. However, if that contact has an active Voice Messaging, the caller can leave a voice message.

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