Have you ever wondered why people regard germany to be over-regulated?
“Due to the regulatory situation in Germany, a few other special requirements apply:
1) Every user has to provide his personal name and address information. As mentioned earlier, you have to live in Germany to be eligible.
2) Numbers can not be chosen, they will be assigned. Subscription is again available for 3 months and 1 year.
3) All data provided will be verified. After Skype received the payment, they will report the customer information to their service provider and will inform the user via email about the process and status.”
I managed to get a number anyway – took me all of 5 minutes. Way cool.