Caller identification lets your friends, family, and business contacts know that it's you calling them or sending an SMS message. When you 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:
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:
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:
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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