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  1. reinsate subscription

    Please reinstate subscription for unlimited landline and mobile calls for South Africa

    10 votes
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  2. continue the South Africa unlimited!

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

    5 votes
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  3. Bring back custom voicemail at least for people who are PAYING for a Skype phone number. Skype's canned message is unprofessional.

    If I am paying for a Skype number, I should be able to customize my voicemail message. The technology exists as I had a custom message when I first purchased my number. The canned message is terrible and diminishes my professionalism.

    5 votes
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  4. Include Australia as a country that can send Caller ID -

    I have purchased a Skype number but when I call people in Australia it doesn't allow me to send my caller ID. For what ever reason Australia isn't included in the countries that accept sending caller IDs. Can Skype please update this so Australia can send caller ID.

    6 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    2 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    2 votes
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  9. Receiving Automated SMS from Banks, Websites, etc...

    Currently, skype number does not receive SMS verifications from many institutions such as banks, internet companies, etc...

    Please look into this ASAP since this is a much needed feature for proof of ownership of this phone number.

    Many parties require proof of ownership before accepting the number for any use.

    Thanks

    16 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.

    2 votes
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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…

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Credit Support for Iranian Students

    Hi,

    I have a request and wanted to share an idea with you about that. You may have heard from the news that due to the protests, the Internet in Iran has been shut down for about more than 48 hours and it is not clear at all whether the government is willing to allow Iranians to use the internet again.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/18/middleeast/iran-protests-explained-intl/index.html

    Because of that, many Iranian students studying abroad cannot reach their loved ones in any way. Most of us have been using the Skype trial credit to contact our families (via their mobile or landline phones), however, I…

    3 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.

    3 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Skype number availability in India

    Please bring back skype number availability in India. India is not in the available countries list. It will be really helpful for those who live outside to have active indian number for services in India as well.

    2 votes
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  17. 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).

    1 vote
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  18. I SHOULD HAVE UNLIMITED FREE TEXTING ON MY SKYPE UNLIMITED PLAN.

    I SHOULD HAVE UNLIMITED TEXTING ON MY VOICE UNLIMITED PLAN. ALL THE MAJOR WIRELESS CARRIES HAVE THIS.

    8 votes
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  19. 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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