It’s official. We have a home phone number. FINALLY… Though I must say, as long as I have went without one, it was kind of getting enjoyable.
Nevertheless, it’s here, via a new service called “SkypeIn.” Much like SkypeOut lets you make phone calls from the Skype VOIP client, SkypeIn lets you receive phone calls from other “regular” telephones (read regular as PSTN).
The cool part about the service is I can make my “home phone number” in any area that Skype has secured the rights to phone numbers. For instance, Denise and I have a telephone number with the area code, 248. This means that anyone who may call our number would actually be making a call to Oakland County, (Farmington Hills, Pontiac, Troy) Michigan.
In turn it routes the telephone call to -ANYWHERE- in the world that our computer is on Skype. For free. Or at least for what we paid for the line.
Currently we have a 3 month “lease” on the line for â‚¬10.00 (â‚¬ = Euro).