How can I ring Google Voice to Skype?

jer979 February 5, 2010

ok, so here’s a tricky one to figure out…
let’s say I have a Google Voice number (I do) and I want it to ring my cell number and my Ring2Skype number.
How do we get it so that the Google Voice number will do that, given that the Ring2Skype has an extension which must be keyed in? (the commas don’t seem to work)..
I love you guys and have to say, if you get this one, I’ll be VERY impressed!
Thanks for the tip!

  1. Hbuttox
    November 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I just got my Google Voice number forwarded to my Skype. It was tough though.. I kept trying and trying. It seems when the verification number consist of "0s" it doesn't work.. After the fifth time of google saying "I'm sorry I didn't get that" they finally caved!! So right now, My GV number (US) is forwarded too my Skype In (US) number. I just need to know how get a Thailand number from Skype.

    • Salavat Khanov
      December 2, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      How did you do that?

  2. Maynard S. Clark
    April 7, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I want my SKYPE calls to come INTO my GoogleVoice, which I can then forward to my office, home, and cellular phones.

    • Tina
      April 8, 2011 at 12:40 am


      I would recommend to ask a new question.

  3. Dotter
    July 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Outsourcing, your answer is stupid. Read the question again..the question is how to forward Google Voice to Skype, not how to get a number with an extension to ring into skype. Google Voice doesn't forward calls to numbers with extensions, rendering your answer...stupid.

    • not-a-hater
      January 7, 2011 at 5:45 am

      Dotter, you are full of hate. Why?

  4. Outsourcing
    May 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

    i m using ring 2 skype and its perfectly working all needed is a different number every time extenssion is not a good image for any company to use these services.

  5. Anonymous
    February 27, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    If you have a SkypeIn number, you can add that to your Google Voice numbers and it will ring whenever anyone calls your GV number. Very simple. My issue with it is that Skype Voicemail is awful and whenever you are not logged into Skype - the Skype VM automatically picks up the call - I couldn't figure out how to turn that off (from a Mac - might be possible with a PC - but I got too frustrated with it and shut down the Skype number in GV).

    • Russdog
      June 25, 2010 at 3:55 am

      Re: using GV and skype without calls going to skype VM. GV VM answers after 25 seconds, skype's is adjustable. Its default setting is 15 seconds, so it will answer before GV VM gets the call. Just change the skype VM pick-up time to 40 seconds, and GV VM will get the call before skype VM does...

      • Anonymous
        June 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm

        Thanks for the tip - problem is if you are not logged into Skype when you get the call - it automatically goes to Voicemail immediately (at least it did several months ago).

    • ead
      September 7, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      Hi, I'm just trying to work this out now. I have a skype in number, and would like for my google voice number to forward to this skype in number. However, when I enter it on GV and try to verify it, Skype gives me the following error: "The contact must have a valid phone number for you to send an SMS." How did you get around this? Thanks for your help.

      • Anonymous
        September 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm

        I don't think I bothered to verify it - I just set it up as a phone number in GV and then used it. Easy enough to call your GV number to test whether it rings your Skype number. As far as GV is concerned, it's just a phone number.

        • ead
          September 9, 2010 at 10:11 am

          Thanks your reply. Exactly how did you work out using an unverified number? My understanding (and experience) is that google voice will only forward calls to verified numbers...

        • Anonymous
          September 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm

          You are right - I did verify it - and it does verify - just did it for my
          parents. When you call the Skype number (and Skype is running) you can
          enter in the verification number in the number pad.

        • ead
          September 9, 2010 at 11:10 pm

          Heh... typo when I entered my number for verification. It's the little things that get you. Thanks for your help! :o)

    • Rowilli
      November 10, 2010 at 1:40 am

      Hello wshayes, when trying to add the SkypeIn number to GV, you have to enter the 2 digit verification code. When I try to enter it, via using the keypad on the laptop or using the skype keypad it doesn't work. Do you have any suggestions?

      • Anonymous
        November 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm

        No - it worked fine for me when I did it.

      • Ab
        January 12, 2012 at 6:54 am

        You should try to use a regular speaker phone. I had this problem and was eventually able to verify the number using a speakerphone.

  6. William
    February 20, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Currently GV can't forward calls to numbers with extensions.

    You can suggest that this feature be added!

  7. andy
    February 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    If you have gizmo 5 you can have google voice call gizmo and gizmo forward to skype.

    I understand however that the connection is limited to 2 minutes, which may be a problem.

    Let us know when you find a solution

  8. Matt
    February 20, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Try using p (for pause) instead... example 111-222-3333p4444
    Haven't tried it myself, but that's what windows mobile uses...

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