Skype.com Calling Rules Tip
travis from has written 23 comments
Andy, I use the exact same setup, although only when am in a timezone closer to the USA. I have included some useful Skype information below.
When the call is forwarded to your cell and someone leaves a voicemail, the voicemail is left on the cell voicemail, not Skype voicemail (lots of people have asked me this question). It can be confusing for them when they hear a prompt to leave a message in a different language.
I actually get caller ID of the forwarded Skype Call, not bad, so I can tell exactly who called.
You can set up your Skype account to show your caller ID (your USA number) when you call a phone from your Skype account.
In Thailand, if they call me on the cell I will answer. Then I will call them back using my italk calling card which costs less than 1 baht per minute to call from my cell to the USA. I much prefer calling from my cell than calling from my computer -- I don't have to have my computer, a solid WiFi connection, my earphones and mic, I can move around while talking, etc.
I link my Skype account to my paypal account so that it is recharged on the go. If I am on a call and my balance gets low, it is recharged while I am talking and the call will not end.
Another rule when the call is forwarded to a cell is to give each other time to talk. The latency seems to increase. With some people who don't pause often enough, it can be hard to get a word in edgewise and you end up talking over each other.