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  1. complaint

    I had 2 subscription - skype number and 300 min Aust landline. But on my dashboard it shows only as 1 subscription. Due to this i lost a 2 month subscription fees due to error in the system. I would like to get a refund on that 2 month subcrption.

    2 votes
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  2. Make an edit button to change your skype name for those who have live: before their user or in general an edit button to change your user

    For those of you that are annoyed by your weird user with the live: thing in front of it or for those who don't like their user anymore, you can finally change it.

    5 votes
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  3. How to hide on group call

    Put an option to hide our presence from group calls when we are already in the call

    1 vote
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  4. Duplicate Profile

    I had a Skype username prior to MS acquiring it, how can I merge and maintain my contact list/credit? People cant find me using email. They need my Skype username, which they will not have, they will only have my email. Then I'm forced to maintain 2 separate accounts...not very smart

    2 votes
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  5. Change Skype Name

    The ability to change the profile name would be helpful instead of creating a new account.

    Sometimes people can outgrow Skype names.

    9 votes
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  6. After typing my name+PW, I can't access my directory/messaging.I found a soln thru web.skype. Pls add this function to profile for easy acc.

    After typing my name+PW, I can't access my directory/messaging.I found a soln thru web.skype. Pls add this function to profile for easy access

    1 vote
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  7. 10 votes
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  8. Primary email designation

    It would be helpful to add an email address and designate it as primary with a check mark or a primary and secondary field. Instead of logging out, clearing history, etc. Just add email address and select as primary. Delete email address would be helpful as well.

    2 votes
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  9. Custom Skype Name

    Let user create skype name (skype id) by their choice.

    20 votes
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  10. Change "Skype name" to be labeled "Account Id" and "name" to "display name/ user name" to eliminate confusion

    Current labels within the profile are very confusing to the end user and should be changed to clarify what labels are internal tags and which ones are used for searching for users on the platform

    2 votes
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  11. Changing the skype name

    Instead of alphanumerical, let’s be able to change our skype name to what we want

    13 votes
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  12. it will be very nice if you can see if they were online even if they didint open skype

    it will be very nice if you can see if they were online even if they didint open skype

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  13. How to have 3 different Skype names to use on my 3 devices

    Why oh why we can't have Skype names like we had before Microsoft took it over to have a Skype username used to so good as friends knew which one of my 3 devices i was on and so it was easy now it has been profile same name on all 3 of my devices used to be so easy now complicated and a very frustraighting

    2 votes
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  14. We need option , supported to change skype name ?

    We need option , supported to change skype name ?

    5 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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  16. Change Skype Name

    I need to change my skype name. I cant use my skype associated with my gmail because the skype name is Katrinahorny and that's just embarrassing. I use my microsoft account associated with my gmail for xbox live and other microsoft stuff but I use skype associated with my yahoo email. The problem is on my computer if I sign into xbox live or microsoft store with my gmail it signs that account into the skype. It would be much better if I could just change the stinken skype name associated with my gmail.

    14 votes
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  17. 3 votes
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  18. Allow conversion of Skype name to "live:.cidnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn" format.

    If a person, say Fred Blogs deleted their Skype account (or Microsoft account), then comes back to Skype a while later...

    They can't be live:Fred.Blogs anymore, they'd be live:Fred.Blogs 1 or maybe 27 .

    I took to creating an alias in Outlook.com that was my cid number as shown in OneDrive URL

    e.g. onedrive.live.com/?id=root&cid=nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    I've noticed there are many live:.cid Skype names now.

    Not being the 'one and only' is not so nice too.

    And so a button to a one way trip to convert to live:.cid would be a kindness.

    Even if it's put as a OneDrive URL, as…

    3 votes
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  19. Паша Килячин

    Здравствуйте!!!!!!!!!! Я прошу, смените, пожалуйста, логин в Skype: live:.cid.fe4526bd457bbd8b на z89119527803, и верните возможность самому выбирать логин Skype при регистрации аккаунта. Буду ждать Вашего ответа!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 votes
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  20. change my skype user name

    my skype name for people to find me is really weird and complicated and I wanna make a simplified short username but I’m not given the option to change it. my skype name can be changed but not my user name.

    13 votes
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