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    I would suggest not installing Skype. The issue persists whereby it can result in permanent syncing and prevents opening mail or other apps. Numerous people are affected, judging by posts on the WP forums, myself included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boffinboy24 View Post
    I would suggest not installing Skype. The issue persists whereby it can result in permanent syncing and prevents opening mail or other apps. Numerous people are affected, judging by posts on the WP forums, myself included.
    I had that issue before the portico update I'm curious to see if that fixed anything. Going to try Skype beta again....
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeleblue View Post
    I actually saw this too. My husband called me from overseas via Skype. It rang on my phone even though the app wasn't open. I thought this functionality wasn't in this beta version. It happened twice. I'm going to try some tests tomorrow and see if it works again.
    I guess the trick is to set your Skype online within the app, then make sure you are with proper data/WiFi connection. Then when someone calls you via Skype, it rings even under lockscreen. I never tested the message notification, but as long as phone calls go, I'd say the current solution is much better than actually keep Skype running in background as Skype does consume a lot power
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    Quote Originally Posted by ynight View Post
    I guess the trick is to set your Skype online within the app, then make sure you are with proper data/WiFi connection. Then when someone calls you via Skype, it rings even under lockscreen. I never tested the message notification, but as long as phone calls go, I'd say the current solution is much better than actually keep Skype running in background as Skype does consume a lot power
    I have found skype to be pretty good. I am usually logged onto skype on my laptop and skype runs in the background on my phone. The setting being busy on my laptop i usually miss calls and they end up popping immediately on my phone. I havent tested messages though. But calls work perfectly.

    On another note are there different versions of skype for different countries ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anirudh Sarma View Post
    I have found skype to be pretty good. I am usually logged onto skype on my laptop and skype runs in the background on my phone. The setting being busy on my laptop i usually miss calls and they end up popping immediately on my phone. I havent tested messages though. But calls work perfectly.

    On another note are there different versions of skype for different countries ?
    they have a special version for China which cost more(you can use the universal one if you so wish). Other than that, it's pretty much a universal experience
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    I merged my skype and msn accounts so that I can have my messegner account NOT be my phone account and still be able to chat to messenger people as needed.

    Waiting for skype to be:
    • Fixed so that I can use my messenger acccount normally for all the features, calling, notifications etc
    • Background running properly
    • Integrated to the messaging hub so I can keep my chats there rather than using different applications. I can understand the video portion may still need the app outside the messaging hub.
    • Contact details to properly transfer from my skype contacts to my contact hub. Right now I see names of people from skype but no contact details inside. Of course if I see within the skype app it's ok but that's beside the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Boland View Post
    I tried Skype on my 920 for the first time today; made a video call between my 920 and my girlfriends iPhone4 (she has the Skype app on her iPhone) and it worked flawlessly!

    Here's my question; is it free? I mean, is it only free because it's still a "preview/beta"? Because I haven't paid anything, nor do I want to. Or was it free because we were both on WiFi? I looked around on the Skype site and could only find info on "using a credit card" or "adding minutes" or "buying Skype credit" etc etc

    All I want to do is make occasional video calls.. I don't want to pay for Skype at all when I pay at&t so much already.
    Ok, in answer to your query, Skype to Skype calls (such as between you and your GF), have always been free. They will remain as such, this is how Skype works. The extra costs come in if you start dialling landlines or mobiles. I do this for the US calls. I have a US SkypeIn number and an unlimited calling package to the US (landlines and mobiles). I also have a UK SkypeIn number, which for UK people calling in (I will always ring out using my mobile phone anyway if I really need to call someone back, which is a UK mobile on a UK network, so it uses my 2'000 inclusive minutes).
    Last edited by Paladinleeds; 12-23-2012 at 01:49 AM.

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