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  1. 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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  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.

    7 votes
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  3. 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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  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!

    7 votes
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  5. 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

  6. continue the South Africa unlimited!

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

    6 votes
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  7. Merging accounts or transferring subscriptions

    Whether I can merge my two (accidentally separate) accounts or not, I would at least like to be able to transfer my subscriptions from one account to another. At the very least, I would like to be able to keep the same Skype Number when repurchasing a subscription in the other account. Even cell phone companies can manage this!

    6 votes
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  8. 6 votes
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  9. 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!

    5 votes
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  10. Real-time billing system

    I suggest introducing the payment system, which connects users and service providers and bills its services in real time,
    as in the applications
    https://www.facebook.com/realtimepay.link/?modal=admintodotour
    https://www.facebook.com/TranslateLivenet-2051697305043746/

    5 votes
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  11. Dutch local numbers

    Please add Dutch local numbers as useable Skype numbers.

    5 votes
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  12. Paid Subscriptions

    I currently have two subscriptions for Skype-to-phone calls - 60 Minutes Worldwide (60M) and Unlimited US and Canada (UL). Now, if I make a call to the US, first of all it is deducted from the 60M, and only once the 60M is used up, are the US calls guided to the UL. Now, this means that if I make a 50 minute US call at the start of the month, I am unable to make a 30 minute China call later on in that same month, although I have an UL subscription. All US and Canada calls should be…

    5 votes
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  13. 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!

    5 votes
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  14. 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.

    5 votes
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  15. 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.

    5 votes
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  16. Don't charge for the next minute and show the duration with millisecond during the call

    Would it be possible to show the duration of a call with milliseconds? Asking because I know that you charge for the next minute even if I end the call on 8:00 min, but realized that the same thing happens with 7 min 59 sec calls and it would be good to see actual duration of the call (during the call), because when I contacted your support they said that the call was 8:00:00.178, but I don't see this information anywhere, even in my calls detailed summary.
    And, of course, ideally, would be good not to charge for the next…

    5 votes
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  17. 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.

    4 votes
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  18. Insert more countries to the list of Skype telephone

    I am trying to buy a Skype telephone number but Israel is not in the list.
    I hope you can add it to the list...
    thanks.
    Sigal.

    4 votes
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  19. get VPNs working on SKYPE. I will be moving my subscription unless this is fixed.

    VPNs should be compatible across all computing products

    4 votes
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  20. Skype number should have the feature to receive security codes, confirmation codes or OTPs.

    Skype number should have the feature to receive security codes, confirmation codes or OTPs. I have a US brokerage account and it requires a US phone number for verification and since I cannot receive security codes on my skype number, I have look for some other solutions

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