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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. 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.

    5 votes
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  4. 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.

    124 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/

    3 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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

    15 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    19 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    2 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    2 votes
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  16. A2P SMS to Skype Numbers

    I would like to request, urgently, to add the A2P SMS feature to skype numbers! I really need this working or else there's no point to keeping my number.

    Thank you

    12 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. 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.

    1 vote
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  19. 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…

    2 votes
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  20. Custom Ringtones is a must feature, for using paid phone number on Skype. For business, it is professional in my opinion.

    For a paid service, this should be an option as more and more people are using these phone numbers for business. Makes it embarrassing to receive a skype call in the middle of a meeting or during business events.

    2 votes
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