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  1. 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.

    125 votes
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  2. 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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  3. reinstate skype-to-phone calls of outlook contact

    One way or another allow your skype-to-phone subscription members to direct dial their outlook contacts.

    Either 1) allow skype to read outlook contacts so that we can one-click dial phone numbers from within skype (like skype used to do since pretty much version 1),
    or 2) allow access to skype from outlook so that we can right click dial via skype from within outlook

    Option 1) is preferable as one can then review calls in the skype history by contact name - And you already have the code from version 7 and before.

    19 votes
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  4. Allow Microsoft gift cards to be used to pay for Skype services

    It would be nice if I could pay for Skype services using the money that's already in my Microsoft Account. Please replace Skype Account features with Microsoft's native payment features.

    18 votes
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  5. 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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  6. outgoing fax

    If your paying for an outgoing calling you should be able to FAX to the Number your calling

    15 votes
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  7. Skype Number Caller Information

    Skype number calling idea. When a caller is calling, Skype looks up the number in the web directory and pulls information on that caller ID number. I.E. business name, Spam, person's name... similar to how android pull their caller ID number information.

    15 votes
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  8. Skype Classic - Premium Subscription

    Make Skype Classic a paid product, with the promise of no further 'updates' or 'support', it is literally money for nothing, the demand for it is huge, we can split the $$$, I'd take like 10% for the idea!!!!

    13 votes
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  9. 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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  10. reinsate subscription

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

    10 votes
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  11. Stop making credit inactive

    There's no justification for making credit inactive after a few months. Please end the policy.

    9 votes
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  12. Replace Skype Credit with Microsoft Reward Points

    Skype credits is one of those things that is only used for Skype. It would be nice if Skype credit was replaced with Microsoft Reward Points instead since the points can be used for a variety of services.

    9 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Calls to Skype Number no longer show in history

    Calls to my Skype Number used to show up in my Skype history until after an update around November 2017. When somebody calls me now and I missed the call, there is absolutely no evidence that the call came in. Unless the person leaves me a voicemail. When I do answer the call and finish the call, there is absolutely no evidence the call ever took place. I reported this bug to a Microsoft Tier 3 escalation tech. He verified that it was indeed a bug and created a service request ticket. When I contacted him months later, he assured…

    8 votes
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  16. Allow direct purchases rathen than using skype credits

    while getting a skype number the option is to use skype credit...this makes the taxation twice to use just one service 1. while buying skype credits, 2. while getting the skype number

    8 votes
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  17. Portuguese Skype Number

    Portuguese Skype Number

    Add Portugal to the list of countries for which users can get a Skype number

    7 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Allow me to port my existing number to Skype

    Please allow me to port an existing phone number to Skype. Google Voice has this ability. Why not Skype?

    7 votes
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  20. 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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