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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.

    5 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Dutch local numbers

    Please add Dutch local numbers as useable Skype numbers.

    5 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. warn before auto-renewal

    This is not an idea, but should be common sense and a good business practice. DO NOT CHARGE auto-renewal fees without WARNING customers BEFORE they will be charged!!!

    It it such an underhanded way to make money, charging someone without warning them first that their auto-renewal is about to be charged! It really entices me to find a substitute company, like Zoom or Google, to use instead of Skype.

    4 votes
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  7. SMS CAPABILITY FOR NON-US SKYPE NUMBERS

    Every Skype Number should have SMS capability forwarding to an alternative phone number of choice, not just the US numbers!

    4 votes
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  8. How about a human being available to help

    customer service in a human form?????

    4 votes
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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?

    4 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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…

    4 votes
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  12. Quit displaying ad's to paid office365 and onedrive premium users.

    Quit displaying ad's to paid office365 and onedrive premium users. I paid for the Skype service and was told there would not be ad's anymore? Sigh Microsoft... I'm getting sick of you scamming.

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  13. Free SMS

    I would like to see a plan that offers a certain number of free sms messages with the 3 month plan. I understand that the bottom line matters. For people that are not serious skype folks...fine, but anything over a three month subscription should allow free SMS to Cell....without a doubt.

    I do not want to have to get a cell phone, and paying 11 cents a message is useless. I end up having to cross use with Facebook, and alot of my elderly friends do not like, or want to utilize Zuckerbergs platform to take us into the next…

    4 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 1 Skype Subscription for both incoming and outgoing calls

    1 Skype Subscription for both incoming and outgoing calls. It is confusing having to get 2 subscriptions and it could be so much easier to create 1 that is bundled.

    case number too: 1487540963

    4 votes
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  16. 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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  17. I'd like a custom phone number; something easy to remember/similar to my current #. Have an option for checking availability of a custom #

    I'd like a custom phone number; something easy to remember/similar to my current phone number; or one that would spell a word making it easy for others to identify or remember. for example: 875-6833 in my area code. How would I check if it is available, like one would do if they wanted a custom license plate? I want this phone number because when it's spelled, it is a cliché I use often. If you add this option, can I have this number for free for making this suggestion? I'd like it with a 312 or 630 area code, however…

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  18. bypass press number to allow call to go through on skype numbers

    Bypass press number to allow call to go through on Skype numbers

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  19. I used to see a list of calls I made and the charges pertaining to the calls, I am not able to see the charges, this feature is important.

    I used to see a list of calls I made and the charges pertaining to the calls, I am not able to see the charges, this feature is important, please restore the same.

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  20. unlimited plans to call to Bangladesh

    unlimited plans to call to Bangladesh
    I have been a regular user and buying subscription to call to Bangladesh. Bangladesh is one of the most populous country and many people of this country live different parts of the world ( a large market for Skype). I hope skype will decrease the calling rate and come up with an unlimited package at a reasonable price.

    Please think about it.

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