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  1. UWP App crashes with Oops! error when I try to call a phone number.

    ALL VERSIONS OF UWP on Desktop and Phone crash when trying to dial a phone number, receive a call to my Skype Number, or view history of Skype calls involving phone numbers. All Skype to Skype works fine. This all started after 01/26/19 and I've seen other users than myself complain. What did Skype change after that date? When will Support ask my for logs on my devices to fix this issue?

    1 vote
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  2. why can't I have a Canadian Skype number

    I live in Canada but have a UK skype number so that anyone from the Uk can call me for the cost of a local call. I would also like to have a Canadian number that Canadian friends can call but skype doesn't offer Canadian numbers. Come on skype - I'll have to go to another suppier! My chat session ref is 1461951825.

    20 votes
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  3. Wondering who is so "clever" do do force update to Skype 8, if it is still doesn't support synchronization with Outlook contacts!!!

    How should I make calls? Rewriting number from outlook each time? You should fire person, who came with idea to do force upgrade at this moment, when new product is still half-finished... Now I have to search for other product instead of Skype.

    7 votes
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  4. Allow me to port my existing number to Skype

    Please allow me to port an existing phone number to Skype. Google Voice has this ability. Why not Skype?

    7 votes
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  5. reinstate skype-to-phone calls of outlook contact

    One way or another allow your skype-to-phone subscription members to direct dial their outlook contacts.

    Either 1) allow skype to read outlook contacts so that we can one-click dial phone numbers from within skype (like skype used to do since pretty much version 1),
    or 2) allow access to skype from outlook so that we can right click dial via skype from within outlook

    Option 1) is preferable as one can then review calls in the skype history by contact name - And you already have the code from version 7 and before.

    19 votes
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  6. Stop making credit inactive

    There's no justification for making credit inactive after a few months. Please end the policy.

    9 votes
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  7. Stop charging full price for partially used minutes

    It is infuriating to have a 2 min and 2 second call be counted as a full 3 minute call. Why is it rounded up? This is Especially painful for subscriptions.

    8 votes
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  8. Calls to Skype Number no longer show in history

    Calls to my Skype Number used to show up in my Skype history until after an update around November 2017. When somebody calls me now and I missed the call, there is absolutely no evidence that the call came in. Unless the person leaves me a voicemail. When I do answer the call and finish the call, there is absolutely no evidence the call ever took place. I reported this bug to a Microsoft Tier 3 escalation tech. He verified that it was indeed a bug and created a service request ticket. When I contacted him months later, he assured…

    9 votes
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  9. Caller ID

    Caller ID doesn't work properly. For me it shows USA number to my receiver. But I live in bangladesh.

    7 votes
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  10. Distinguish incoming calls from a skype number when having two or more nimbers.

    It would be nice to Distinguish incoming calls from a skype number when having two or more nimbers. Now, I can not tell from which number is the incoming call placed!

    7 votes
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  11. 6 votes
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  12. Skype Classic - Premium Subscription

    Make Skype Classic a paid product, with the promise of no further 'updates' or 'support', it is literally money for nothing, the demand for it is huge, we can split the $$$, I'd take like 10% for the idea!!!!

    13 votes
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  13. outgoing fax

    If your paying for an outgoing calling you should be able to FAX to the Number your calling

    15 votes
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  14. Skype Number Caller Information

    Skype number calling idea. When a caller is calling, Skype looks up the number in the web directory and pulls information on that caller ID number. I.E. business name, Spam, person's name... similar to how android pull their caller ID number information.

    16 votes
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  15. I've been using Skype since 2005 for English tutoring, could we get an invoicing plugin for Skype so I can invoice instantly?

    I'd like to be able to use Skype for my tutoring and then use it to send invoices to my clients using the same account/s. For example, I teach 'Zoe' for 1 hour and charge her $90.00, I'd like something that would allow her to pay by CC or DD through a secure plugin on the Skype app. This would also be able to keep records of session dates and times and invoicing information in the same place. I've been using Skype since 2005 for my business and it's great, I'm very thankful for the app. I think I'm the…

    7 votes
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    We hear you  ·  rorymc121 responded

    Hi there,

    Thanks for your input, we really like this idea and will add it to our new product ideas internally for discussion!

    Many people will find use for this as Skype is often used by teachers and solo entrepreneurs who would find such a feature very useful when running their small business.

    One suggestion I have in the meantime is to try out Skype Money if you haven’t already. You can send and also request money using PayPal directly from Skype, so if your student has PayPal you can use this for payments in the app :)

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34766/what-is-money-and-how-do-i-use-it-in-skype

    Hope this is useful.

    Best,
    Rory

  16. Allow Microsoft gift cards to be used to pay for Skype services

    It would be nice if I could pay for Skype services using the money that's already in my Microsoft Account. Please replace Skype Account features with Microsoft's native payment features.

    18 votes
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  17. Replace Skype Credit with Microsoft Reward Points

    Skype credits is one of those things that is only used for Skype. It would be nice if Skype credit was replaced with Microsoft Reward Points instead since the points can be used for a variety of services.

    9 votes
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  18. SMS messaging from non SKYPE users / Receive SMS messages on your Skype Number

    To be able to receive SMS messaging on your skype number a DESKTOP PC from non SKYPE users.

    126 votes
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  19. Allow direct purchases rathen than using skype credits

    while getting a skype number the option is to use skype credit...this makes the taxation twice to use just one service 1. while buying skype credits, 2. while getting the skype number

    8 votes
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