How do guests call in on SKYPE?

I use a headset to host my show on Skype. How do guests connect with me on skype so they don't have to pay long distance charges?
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  • Hi Petey Silveira,

    Your guest would need to Call in using the Skype to talk feature. In order to use this feature the guest will need to have a blogtalkradio listeners account. To do this they can go to following link: https://secure.blogtalkradio.com/regi...

    Here they will just need to fill out section and and click on the link to just create a listeners account right underneath section one. Once they have the account, they will need to go to the episode page that they will be a guest on and wait for the show to go live on the air. Then they will see a Skype icon that they can click on next to the guest call in number, which will prompt them to call into your show for free using a Skype to Skype call and connect them to your studio, where you can bring them on the air.

    Hope this helps,
    Allan
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  • Is there any way to have the Skype connect button activate before the show goes live? I like to prep the guest a few minutes before the show goes live to let them know what will happen when the show starts. They can call the guest number early but not use Skype to connect until the show actually goes live.
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  • John C Sweet (Assistant Director of Operations) March 19, 2012 18:09
    HI there, thats great suggestion! We will be sure to pass this idea on to the tech team!

    Thanks so much!

    Best,

    John Sweet
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  • Greetings team Blog Talk Radio - yes, yes - In addition to the important point about show prep prior, it's essential to have the guest on the air when the show starts rather than crossing your fingers that all will be fine with the technology and connection AFTER the show has already started. At this stage, it's impossible for the host to leave the conversation and troubleshoot. I hope this feature is added quickly! Thanks
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