1. alfar's Avatar
    I figured out how to make Skype work, i.e. when I get a skype call the phone wakes up and receive the call, here we go:

    1. merge your skype with microsoft account
    2. buy a cheap pc server and install linux on it, and install Skype
    3. log in the skype on linux (or windows) server with your microsoft account (after merging)
    4. uninstall skype on your 8X and re-install it
    5. login on your 8X skype with your microsoft account.

    the magic is done, now skype will always receive a skype call.
    12-28-2012 11:48 AM
  2. DigitalDK's Avatar
    I can see how this would be practical... :P interesting work around, I'm sure some will find this useful. I however will just wait it out, it's nice to know there is a way though lol.
    12-28-2012 05:52 PM
  3. snaqvi91's Avatar
    I don't get it.
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    12-28-2012 09:18 PM
  4. Shodan_HR's Avatar
    i should by a pc sever of average price 100$ just to make skype to work.. thx for the effort but it cost money and it shouldnt
    01-09-2013 03:21 AM
  5. alfar's Avatar
    this is the ONLY solution currently works, the server is useful for many things, like torrents download for example, anyway its only my 2 cents.
    01-09-2013 07:18 AM
  6. martinmc78's Avatar
    Ive finally got my skype working today as well - but through a different solution.

    I had a skype account previously that was linked to my facebook account. For some odd reason it wouldnt let me sync with my windows messenger account and going to my skype account on the internet never seemed to store any of my changed details.

    So today i bit the bullet created a new skype account. Logged into skype with my microsoft account then linked it with my new skype account and then facebook and added all my old contacts from my original skype account.
    Once that was done and all set up I uninstalled skype on my phone and my surface then reinstalled both and signed in using my microsoft account.
    Everything works perfectly now. To the point where messages and calls im receiving on my pc also appear on my phone and my surface at the same time. Had to disable push notifications on phone and surface while im working at my desk as im on skype all day.

    Not sure if this works for everyone - but its the first time in 3 months that skype has worked as it should.
    01-09-2013 08:35 AM
  7. alfar's Avatar
    01-09-2013 08:48 AM
  8. martinmc78's Avatar
    Yeah - it all seems to stem from logging into your skype using your microsoft account and not your skype name.
    01-09-2013 08:55 AM
  9. Shodan_HR's Avatar
    How about battery drain? Is it still there? I've installed skype yesterday and almost everything was fine... At one moment when i tried to enter app it would crash. After a while i've entered app normally and everything was fine till this morning when it drained my battery for 20 % in less then 2 hours... I've deleted it and will ttry to install it again. I loged in with my MS acc.btw
    01-10-2013 01:09 AM
  10. Shodan_HR's Avatar
    Now i cant even sign in... Crashes.
    Last edited by eric12341; 01-10-2013 at 01:56 PM.
    01-10-2013 01:19 AM
  11. martinmc78's Avatar
    Battery life has been pretty good since the portico update even with skype now working fully - im only having to charge my phone for 3 hours every day. Have wifi always on, lots of background apps running and im probably what you would call a moderate user. Couple of hours of music, few calls, alot of texts, facebook, twitter etc.
    Shodan_HR likes this.
    01-10-2013 02:43 AM
  12. eric12341's Avatar
    No problems with Skype since portico and the latest update that removed people hub integration.
    01-10-2013 01:57 PM

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