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  1. 1 vote
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  2. 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!

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  3. unlimited subscriptions

    Skype unlimited subscriptions to the caller for Moldova .

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  4. Ethiopia

    Additional payment options for Ethiopian customers. The payments options listed under Ethiopia aren't really available here. Someone would have to go to the US and other countries to have credit cards since we don't have those here and our debit cards can only pay for local transactions. Maybe a system can be created where we can deposit the money to a Skype agent here and that can be used to purchase Skype paid features without having to use credit cards or other payments methods.

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  5. Conference call to a landline for elderly people in corona-time

    Is it possible to restore the function of calling to a landline during conference calls? My father is currently in a nursing home and my mother, brother, sister and I would like to have a conference call because my father sometimes has too little for one day on his one single person call. Because my mother is already elderly and panic about the corona virus, she does not want us to use a shared telephone. This is because the nursing staff only has time to contact one of us by telephone once a day. Unfortunately my father is not able…

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  6. WEB Page Button to Retry an online payment

    Guys. I did not make a payment for my Italian Subscription yesterday but I got online and did it with your online help.
    What would be really do was if you had a button on the WEB page that said "Try Payment Again NOW". That way I could do it easily.
    OK. Thanks.

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  7. Instead of ending a call when i run out of subscription minutes but have a second subscription allow the call to carry on

    When a subscription runs out in the middle of a call don't cut off the call but where the user has a second subscription start using those minutes, it's not great having the 60 free minutes that when they end so does the call.

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  8. I have purchased 4 packages before the lockdown, and now we cant use them as most business stopped, I reached your support but they said the

    I have purchased 4 packages before the lockdown, and now we cant use them as most businesses stopped, I reached your support but they said they cannot neither refund nor extend the expiry date. I believe you should take the situation into consideration and not consider your usual policies. Thank you for your consideration

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  9. Discount coupon for calls

    Hello. Why have I never received a discount coupon for calls, if I have even spent a lot of money on them every month since many years? Regards. rayfel.alvarez

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  10. Very little subscription options for international call

    very little subscription options for international call.. and once subscription ran over it started charging with higher rate and extra for every connection .. so end up paying almost 2 cents for every call after 800 subscription ran over..

    It will be better if you can have more flexibility for creating subscription based on individual usage.. of allow adhoc top up in middle of month

    3 votes
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  11. We need an Unlimited Cellphone plan for the EU

    We need a competitive calling plan for the whole EU. cellphone network right now countries like France are missing and the price has skyrocketed The whole EU block should be included. Many US telco allow for free wifi calls to the world

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  12. 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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  13. Charge the correct rate for calls to land lines

    Skype advertises a cost of €0.03 per minute to call land lines in Ireland. However, it is faulty, and can mis-identify land line numbers as premium rate numbers.

    E.g. land line number: +353 (0)1 5141234

    Skype will mis-identify this as a premium-rate number that starts with the "1514" prefix, and charge a rate of €0.34 per minute. Despite premium rate numbers not being contactable from outside the country.

    I would suggest fixing number identification in Skype so it charges the prices advertised. The above Skype bug has costed me all my credit.

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  14. Open skype while in COVID-19, then older people can talk with family. And maybe they will stay if they like it.

    Op dit moment zitten veel oudere vast in een verzorgingshuis zonder enige vorm van contact met hun familie (man, vrouw, kinderen of kleinkinderen).
    Indien jullie skype openen zullen zij weer contact kunnen leggen, en als het ze bevalt zullen ze misschien wel blijven.

    Indien dit een mogelijk is zal ik mij inzetten om ervoor te zorgen dat bv een mediamarkt of coolblue of andere firma zal kunnen gaan voorzien in apparatuur.

    Met vriendelijke groeten,
    Joost Nooijen

    3 votes
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  15. How about a human being available to help

    customer service in a human form?????

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  16. No ad feature

    No ad feature that takes away ads for a week then 0.99 a week for no ads

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  17. Skype credit vouchers in Japan

    I would like to see Skype credit vouchers back in convenience stores in Japan.

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  18. A good idea would be to stop charging an inactive account

    Apply a similar policy to paid products as to Skype credit. Rather than continuing to charge an inactive account temporarily suspend it/make it inactive - some sort of check that it is appropriate to be taking money.

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  19. 1 vote
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  20. Unlimited subscription to Ethiopia

    Just wanted to suggest having unlimited monthly Skype calls subscription for calls to Ethiopia as well.

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