1. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Not a fan of Skype on the phone, but tested it cause i might have some interview and i don't have a webcam and mic etc..

    Anyway, the video call did not came, not until i went directly into skype and waited. There is no Skype in Background tasks but i have enabled 'offline messages' or whatever is called.

    When you connect, it works somehwat ok, audio is delayed a bit so you interrupt each other's sentences..

    Last few days i've noticed quite a few BIG misshaps with WP8, pathethic PDF support and now Skype not recieving calls when in background... Not cool this at all.
    12-30-2013 10:29 AM
  2. Coreldan's Avatar
    I dont typically use Skype, but my dad occasionally calls me through Skype when he has downtime at work. I never have Skype "launched" in the background or anything and the calls come through just fine.

    Generally speaking though Skype and unreliability is a problem, yes. Skype crew themselves sorta said that moving from peer-to-peer to cloud is more or less the cause. They don't have deep experience with using the cloud cos Skype worked on peer-to-peer for so long. It'll probably get better over time..
    12-30-2013 10:33 AM
  3. poots1101's Avatar
    skype reliability = oxymoron AMRITE??

    on a serious note, i've never had an issue taking a skype video call. i don't have it 'queued' up in the background. however, skype is extremely disappointing compared to competitor services (google hangouts).

    just some 'fun bugs' to iron out, i guess....
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    12-30-2013 07:34 PM
  4. Boris Lozac's Avatar
    Nah, as soon as i back out of it, i'm shown as offline. It isn't in background tasks either. Which i actually realised it's fine with me, open it only for video calls, otherwise use it only on PC..
    12-30-2013 08:19 PM
  5. Optiplex330's Avatar
    Skype used to be EXTREMELY unreliable in receiving messages which can be delayed for hours or even days. But since an update a couple of week ago, incoming messages has been extremely reliable. I have made calls (but not video calls) and they work fine.
    12-31-2013 07:11 PM
  6. colinkiama's Avatar
    Skype is almost perfect for me but it doesn't give me any notifications on group chats. Video calls and normal calls have worked well to. Answered a skype call without the Skype app being open.
    12-31-2013 07:39 PM

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