Use Answering AI in Other Countries (Skype)

Answering AI is a powerful service that allows you to set up an AI phone receptionist for your business. While Answering AI supports numbers in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, you can still use it in other countries by leveraging Skype's features. This guide will walk you through the process of getting a US phone number in Answering AI, obtaining a local Skype number, setting up redirection, and ensuring you have a suitable calling plan. Please note that Answering AI is not responsible or affiliated with Skype.

Step 1: Getting a US Phone Number in Answering AI

  1. Sign in to your Answering AI account.

  2. Navigate to the dashboard and click on "Add a Phone Number."

  3. Select the option to search for available US numbers by city.

  4. Choose a city that suits your business needs.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to select and add a US phone number to your Answering AI account.

Step 2: Obtaining a Local Skype Number

  1. Sign in to your Skype account or create a new account if you don't have one.

  2. Go to the Skype website or open the Skype application.

  3. Click on the "Settings" or "Profile" section.

  4. Look for the option to add a local Skype number.

  5. Select the country where you want the Skype number from the list of supported countries. For example, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, or United States.

  6. Follow the instructions provided to complete the process of obtaining a local Skype number.

Step 3: Setting Redirection and Calling Plan in Skype

  1. Access the settings or profile section of your Skype account.

  2. Locate the option to set up call redirection or forwarding.

  3. Choose the redirection settings that suit your needs. We recommend setting redirection after a 1-second delay to ensure smooth call handling.

  4. Ensure that your Skype account has a suitable calling plan for making and receiving calls. Consider opting for the Unlimited US calling plan if it meets your requirements.

Important Notes:

  • Remember that Answering AI is not responsible or affiliated with Skype. The Skype services are used in conjunction with Answering AI to expand your phone number options and enable call forwarding.

  • Be sure to follow the instructions provided by Skype to obtain a local number and set up redirection. Skype's user interface may vary slightly, but the general steps should remain consistent.

  • It's essential to have a suitable calling plan on your Skype account to make and receive calls without any limitations.

By following this guide, you can use Answering AI in other countries by integrating it with Skype. Obtain a US phone number in Answering AI, acquire a local Skype number, set up redirection, and ensure you have a suitable calling plan. Please note that this guide aims to provide a detailed and easy-to-follow process in simple language. Enjoy the benefits of Answering AI and Skype to enhance your business communication globally.

Note: Please ensure to review and comply with Skype's terms of service and any applicable regulations or restrictions related to obtaining local numbers in specific countries.

Disclaimer: This guide is provided for informational purposes only. The steps and processes mentioned may be subject to change based on updates from Skype. Always refer to the official documentation and support channels of Skype for the most up-to-date instructions.