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  1. Receive SMS / Text Messages to purchased Skype numbers unsolicited and from other non-Skype service users such as bank verification codes.

    Dear Skype,

    I’ve been a longtime paying Skype customer and have been waiting for 1 important feature - the ability to receive SMS messages from any phone, for example banks when they send verification codes. I can send SMS messages and the party can respond, but Skype does not allow receipt of SMS messages unsolicited. I’ve been waiting long for this feature. I know many others have as well. I must inform you that if Skype won’t implement this feature in the next 30 days, I’m taking my business and monthly and annual fees - over the years have been…

    8 votes
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  2. 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.

    8 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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!

    8 votes
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  5. Need plans for 2000 min to Switzerland Mobile and Landline

    Hi, Need additional plans like 2000 min or unlimited plans to Switzerland Mobile and Landline or some customized plan. Currently 400min and 100min plan will not be sufficient for a month. Kindly introduce it

    7 votes
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  6. continue the South Africa unlimited!

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

    7 votes
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  7. YOU SHOULD HAVE A SUBSCRIPTION PLAN THAT INCLUDES UNLIMITED SMS, NOT JUST CALLS TO NORTH AMERICA.

    YOU SHOULD HAVE A SUBSCRIPTION PLAN THAT INCLUDES UNLIMITED SMS, NOT JUST CALLS TO NORTH AMERICA.

    7 votes
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  8. Warning before credit finishes rather than cutting the call once skype credit finishes

    Rather than dropping a call once skype credit finishes during a call. Either issue a 5 minute warning (maybe turn the skype app red color or a small deep noise) or automatically add credit with the credit card in the system (prior approval given) or switch to free skype.

    7 votes
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  9. Please have Skype Caller ID available for Australia

    I purchase a Brisbane number but my number shows as private number when I make calls in AU!

    7 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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

  12. 6 votes
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  13. Skype Subscription plans

    Many of us use skype to communicate with our families across the globe. Now, more than ever before, we need more support to communicate and connect to our loved ones. I specifically require unlimited minutes to speak to my mother in a foreign country.

    I have seen a post requesting unlimited subscription minutes and this would be THE most compassionate position for skype to embody.

    However if that is not guaranteed, perhaps we can get unlimited calls to 4-5 numbers globally so we can connect with our immediate loved ones and family members?

    We need this soon please!

    6 votes
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  14. 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.

    6 votes
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  15. Bring back Netherlands Skype numbers

    Skype used to offer Netherlands SkypeIn numbers, and even still has support pages that refer to them, but will no longer let you buy a new one. Support says this is due to the "development plan". Taking away a feature that is important to users in an entire country, with no indication if/when it will be brought back, is not cool - PLEASE bring back Netherlands Skype numbers!

    6 votes
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  16. Don’t lie on subscriptions calling them ‘WORLD 60 MINS MOBILES AND LANDLINES‘ when they can’t make mobile calls in the UK. ’

    SKYPE -
    Don’t lie on subscriptions calling them ‘WORLD 60 MINS MOBILES AND LANDLINES‘ when they can’t make mobile calls in the UK. Then don’t make this acceptable by saying it’s not available In the UK but offer an additional paid service called ‘UK mobile and Landlines 400 mins’. It’s either available or not!
    Inducements and deceit compounded by bad promotional practice frustrates customers.

    6 votes
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  17. 6 votes
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  18. Office 365 'World' subscription

    If you are going to offer a 'World' Skype subscription via Office 365 then do just that and not exclude certain countries. What a con!

    5 votes
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  19. Skype Numbers for Canada

    Canadians have waited long enough for Skype to offer them Canadian Skype Numbers. During the Covid-19 pandemic, this product would be more useful than ever.

    5 votes
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  20. Very little subscription options for international call

    very little subscription options for international call.. and once subscription ran over it started charging with higher rate and extra for every connection .. so end up paying almost 2 cents for every call after 800 subscription ran over..

    It will be better if you can have more flexibility for creating subscription based on individual usage.. of allow adhoc top up in middle of month

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