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  1. Australian skype number is not covered by caller ID

    When we call someone from our skype, it will show the private number on other's screen and most people are not receiving the call due to the same reason. So can you please prioritise and help to set Australian skype number as a caller ID.

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  2. Stop making the options so deceiving!

    Make the options much more simple and easy to understand! Purchased a Skype Number under the impression I would be able to sent and receive SMS.... Nope! You have to buy Skype Credit for that... But wait! You purchased the wrong type of Skype Credit, the kind that only lets you make phone calls, not send SMS (even though that's not mentioned)... And oh yeah, it's almost 12 cents to send a SMS with the right type of credit when it should costs less than a 1/2 of a cent (see Twilio pricing).

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  3. I do not see a way to recall the allocated credits for a Skype member who is no longer associated with the firm #1493985971

    I do not see a way to recall the allocated credits for a Skype member who is no longer associated with the firm, I understand the policy that once allocated, the credit can not be called back but this is a fair ask. #1493985971

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  5. Well, the payment options for people on a Monthly Income needs changed or something.......

    Ok well, the population numbers on Disability is quite large, and I've found there are services that have nothing in place to aid us on Disability with our payments for services, like ensuring a payment only comes out on the 1st of the month to avoid problems with our bank accounts and stuff.

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  6. Affiliate

    I would like it if you started an affiliate program so that I could recommend your Skype local phone number service on my websites and to my contacts, with a discount code, and if they use the discount code the purchase is tied to me and I earn an affiliate commission.

    And the same for people who sign up for other Skype services and for the program/app itself if that getting users is worth something to you.

    Kind regards

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  7. It's RIDICULOUS that I bought a year subscription for a number and I reached a limit that didn't allow me to buy a year of minutes!

    You should allow people to use the same credit card to buy a year subscription of a number and a year subscription of minutes. It's ridiculous that I was advised to create a Skype Manager to buy credits to then buy the minute subscription. In addition, the unlimited subscription conveniently costs $30.50 but I couldn't buy those credits, I had to buy either $10 or $30. So for .50 I had to buy another $10 worth of credits! The answer I got was that I could use the extra money in my personal phone (I do not need this!). I…

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  8. "Busy Lights for Open Offices" by Skype with Skype

    Dear Skype Team,
    as an answer to all studies that have shown the big disadvantages of Open-plan Offices, just a few companies have made an effort to tackle the element of distraction by using "busy lights", that currently reflect either when you are in a call or in some cases communicate your Skypestatus to your office collegues (but compatibility has been critized). Why does not Skype itself create such a Product with a manual option to change the User's Skype Status with either a remote control or "buttons" at a "Busy Light" itself. (let the status control the light, but…

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  9. refund

    Permit refunds to all who request them via an Updated Terms of Service/ User Agreement - why upset users by hoarding their money?

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  10. New Skype number already in use by somebody else!

    I gather this is a known issue, at least a web search found complaints from two years ago.

    I got a new Skype number. Told friends to call me. Someone else answered. That can't be. But I called my own Skype number, and someone else answered, saying they didn't know anything about Skype, and I gathered she had had the number for quite a while.

    Very unsettling. I understand that Microsoft somehow buys or leases these numbers from the Telephone Companies, and wires got crossed. But c'mon man.

    How can this possibly continue?

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  11. Skype number SMS

    Skype number should be able to send MMS messages with photos and also the number should be able to be used for verification codes! It cannot do either of these now and that's a major disadvantage.

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  12. SkypeCredit

    There should be an option to top up the Skype Credit with desired amount. Otherwise I am limited to execute certain orders/purchases as the pre-specified amount only

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  13. Select Option / Facility to select which subscription to make use of

    Skype by default selects the last subscription to make use of. I have 3 subscriptions that I use at anytime and can't use the one I would like at times..

    This means that I might be charged world call rates for calls I would like to make back home.

    Please kindly vote this feature in so the relevant subscription can be utilized.

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  14. teamviewer like remote pc control

    It would be nice to allow the control of pc or mac by the remote party by sending a code . Similarly like teamviewer is doing , and that they pretend to charge for.

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  15. We need skype to go in Argentina!!

    We urgently need your skype to go service in our country, Argentina. I think is the best choice. As we spoke with Arbee T., you support agent in service request number 1492482329

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  16. Allow unused credits to roll over and accrue! Why would unused credits expire? We are buying them after all as part of our subscription

    If Skype credits are included with an Office 365 Subscription, at the rate of 60 credits per month, then we become owners of a product we paid for. If I add funds to my Starbucks card, Starbucks does not "expire" my funds if I don't use them by a certain date. That would be theft and fraud. This is no different. If I purchase an Office 365 subscription and then go a full month without using any of my Office products, what does Microsoft do? They bill me for another month, which includes another 60 minutes. I should therefore have…

    2 votes
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  17. False Pricing / Rip-Off

    Start being honest with your call rates to land lines. Skype has become such a rip-off it is cheaper to use a real telephone. I bought a skype card telling me I have a fixed amount of call time but in reality the quoted times were just fantasy. The actual time was about 5% of your quoted time. I am waiting for the day when there is a real replacement that Ms doesn't have its hands on.

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  18. continue the South Africa unlimited!

    Would be great to continue the 'South Africa unlimited mins mobiles and landlines - yearly subscription'

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  19. Add option to delete card details after purchase

    I don't want that the credit card details are saved after I have purchased credit.

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  20. Could we renew our yearly subscribtion within the 24 hours after the grace period? denise.et.jacques

    We would like to get a 12 year in a row with the same fees but we overshot by less than 24 hours our 3 days grace period. Could you please recognise our fidelity and give us the chance to renew our subscription.

    Skype user: denise.et.jacques

    Thank you for your time and have a great day.

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