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    What is caller identification and how do I set it up?

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    Caller identification lets your friends, family and business contacts know that it's you calling them or sending an SMS message. When you have set up caller identification, your mobile number or Skype Number is displayed when you call mobiles and landlines from Skype.

    Caller identification is free to set up and use.

    To set up caller identification using your mobile number:

    1. Sign in to your account.
    2. In the Manage features section, click Caller ID.
    3. Select your country from the drop-down list.
    4. Enter your mobile number in the text box and click Verify number.
    5. You will receive an SMS text message on your phone containing a confirmation code. Enter this code in the field displayed. Message and data rates may apply to receive this one-time SMS.
    6.  Click Verify.
    7. If you entered the code correctly, you will see a confirmation message, and your Caller ID will be activated in 24 hours.


    ​In Skype (version 8) on Android (6.0+), Android tablet, iPhone, iPad, desktop, and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14), you can also enable Caller ID by selecting your profile picture > Settings > Calling > Caller ID.

    Learn more about how to change your caller identification settings.

    As of December 2018, if you purchase a Skype Number and don't have Caller ID enabled, your Skype Number will be automatically set as your Caller ID for the countries that this is available in.

    To change to your Skype Number if you had Caller ID enabled with another number:

    1. Sign in to your account.
    2. In the Manage features section, click Caller ID.
    3. From the bulleted list displayed, select the Skype Number that you want to use as your Caller ID.
    4. Click Save Settings. Your Caller ID is now set and ready to go.


    ​In Skype (version 8) on Android (6.0+), Android tablet, iPhone, iPad, desktop, and Skype for Windows 10 (version 14), you can also enable Caller ID by selecting your profile picture > Settings > Calling Caller ID.

    The caller identification using your mobile number is available in most countries. If the caller identification doesn’t work, it might be because it’s not available in your country or it’s not currently supported by the local telecommunication provider for the country you’re calling.

    Caller identification using your mobile number is not available in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Mexico.

    Caller identification using your Skype Number is available in:

    • USA
    • UK
    • Chile
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Poland
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland

    Caller identification is activated immediately for Skype Numbers.

    It may take up to 24 hours to activate caller identification for mobile numbers. Before the activation, you will receive the SMS text message confirming that caller identification is about to be activated.

    Do you want to deactivate caller identification? Learn more.

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