why can't I have a Canadian Skype number
I live in Canada but have a UK skype number so that anyone from the Uk can call me for the cost of a local call. I would also like to have a Canadian number that Canadian friends can call but skype doesn't offer Canadian numbers. Come on skype - I'll have to go to another suppier! My chat session ref is 1461951825.
Alan Giro commented
Hey, you can get a Canadian Skype # for just $15/mo from https://skypeincanada.ca/.
What a deal LOL
here is another Canadian company providing Canada phone ... not as cheap as Skype but at least money stays in Canadian economy
The problem has always been that Rogers, Bell and Telus have the CRTC in their back pocket and the CRTC controls who gets to use Canadian numbers. I wish someone would launch an anti trust case against these three or at least sue the CRTC for access to these numbers.
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Joshua Conklin commented
Canadian numbers FTW!
Canadian numbers would be so helpful for all but especially the elderly who would love to be able to call far away family and friends without it costing them their entire pension checks. Canadian numbers needed.
Yes Why is Bell blocking this Canadians deserve the same service as other nations!!!! Give us Canadian numbers!
Yes PLEASE..... Canadians deserve the same service as other nations!!!! Give us Canadian numbers!
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WOULD LIKE ... A SKYPE CANADIAN NUMBER!
Like many other Candians and the original OP, I have been waiting for Canadian Skype-In numbers for over a decade. The past feedback has been they are working with Canadian regulators and telephone companies to provide Canadian phone numbers... That was the message I got 19 years ago.
Other VoIP companies have worked this out...Come on Skype/MS, it's time to get this done!
Code Cowboy commented
I've been waiting 10 years for a Skype number in Canada.
Michael Martinson commented
I agree, every other country seems to have local Skype #s except Canada, instead for us to have a local voIP # we have to give our money to the competitors for stable communications like NEXT+ or textNOW or some other random app that offers the service. As it is now, if I am calling from skype, either my mobile phone is the return number (which I dont want to give out) or I disable my caller ID (then nobody answers), come on skype & microsoft, get your SH** together.