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The Skype messenger has gained popularity and even the emergence of new players in the arena of Internet telephony (Viber, Telegram, WhatsApp) has not reduced the number of users. Skype is available for installation on desktop computers and portable digital devices. The messenger is free to download, the interface is clear, everyone can figure out how to use it.
How Skype works
To start using the service, you first need to create a Skype account. To create an account in Skype, you need to link it to a mobile number, and not all users like this condition.
Specifying the number during registration has its pros and cons. If you have lost access to your Skype account, you do not need to create a new one. Through SMS, you can log in and restore your old Skype account.
The disadvantage of asking for a phone number is that not everyone wants to trust personal contacts to the virtual space. Many services do not require a phone number to create an account. How Skype will use the phone is not clear. Perhaps the phone will help them link your accounts and distribute advertising.
Recording on Skype is an opportunity to communicate for free with people around the world where there is an Internet connection.
The benefits of the service are:
• you can make individual and group video calls;
• create Skype groups of employees or clients and work more efficiently.
It is possible to create a Skype account and register on the service without a phone. There are two ways – registration through e–mail and through a virtual number.
How to create a Skype account via email
To create a Skype account with just an email address, you first need to do the following steps.
- In the Microsoft marketplace, select the Skype program and install it on the device.
- Launch Skype.
- The registration form opens. You need to create (invent) a unique login and enter it in the requested field.
- If a window pops up about not recognizing the login, then click on “Create an account”
- Click on the box for using an existing email account.
- Enter your email and create a password to enter Skype.
- Fill in the fields with the first and last name.
- A confirmation code will be sent to the mail. Enter the code and registration is complete.
It is possible to create a Skype account without a phone. You can use the service immediately after registration.
To create a Skype account on the mobile app, the steps are as follows.
1. Open the program. Go to registration page.
2. Click on “Create it“.
3. Click on the offer that you want to use a valid email address.
4. Enter your email address and click the continue button.
5. Think of a password and enter.
6. Enter data about the first and last name.
7. Copy the verification code from the email and paste it into the request field.
8. Pass the captcha, but this is not always required.
Registration in the Skype application is completed, you can enter contacts and chat with people. But this is an erroneous opinion that it is so easy to bypass the system and not indicate the phone number. Skype will request the number through several dialog boxes, and you will have to enter the data.
How to register in Skype when using a virtual number from SMS–MAN
If the user does not want to leave his personal contact in the system, and does not want to give up Skype either, then you can use a virtual number. There are many Internet services that offer this service. SMS–MAN offers optimal conditions for renting phones.
You can choose a phone from more than 70 countries, and the cost of one phone combination is from 2 rubles. You can use the service in the following way.
How to buy a phone number on SMS-MAN
- Go to the SMS–MAN website.
- Register and create an account. Registration is available in two ways – through social media accounts or email. In the first option, you need to click on the icon of the network where the user has an account, and the program will automatically read the information. In the second option, you must enter your email address and password. Create a Skype account on the service and go to your personal account.
- Select country and phone.
- Pay for the service in the “Payment” column.
- A couple of seconds and the system will generate a digital combination – a number.
- Copy the rented phone.
- Open the Skype tab. Paste the copied numbers into the requested registration field for the phone.
- In the account on SMSMAN, next to the rented phone, the “Receive SMS” tab will appear, click on it. Copy the confirmation code and paste it into the field in Skype.
Verification in Skype using a virtual number is now complete. After creating an entry, you can use the messenger immediately. Renting a phone to receive SMS confirmation lasts 20 minutes. This time is enough to create an account on any Internet resource. It is not possible to use the number again to register for other services