Unfortunately for me, my Samsung Omnia 7 has terrible reception where my desk is located at home (I work from home a lot so this is important). Strangely it doesn’t seem to be purely a tower coverage issue as my wife’s iPhone works pretty well without any signal strength problems.
Anyway, until I get my next phone, I thought I might try out a Skype Online Number. So here is what I have done:
- Get a Skype Online Number at $80 per annum.
- Set-up call forward on my phone for missed and busy calls, redirecting to that number.
- Set-up voicemail on Skype.
- Set-up caller ID for outbound calls from Skype so it looks like it comes from my mobile.
My next step is to get a decent Skype handset/headset for home. Ideally something that will work of a wireless connection, or off our living room PC which is almost always on.