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Microsoft Has Killed Skype for Android

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:02 pm

With the release of version 4.0, Microsoft has destroyed what was once a pretty good software product.

a) I don't have the menu icon (the 3 dots)
b) There is no way to search contacts. I have to scroll through more than 500 contacts. This is ridiculous.
c) When selecting a contact with multiple numbers, I don't get to see a list of numbers to select one... Skype just starts dialing.
d) International numbers dropped while dialing with message, long before an answer.

I'm looking for an alternative. I used Skype for long distance and international calls.

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Postby AngMoG » Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:48 pm

Try Vonage. Quality varies, but at least you can buy credits from the Google Play :)

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Re: Microsoft Has Killed Skype for Android

Postby PNGMK » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 1:22 am

Strong Eagle wrote:With the release of version 4.0, Microsoft has destroyed what was once a pretty good software product.

a) I don't have the menu icon (the 3 dots)
b) There is no way to search contacts. I have to scroll through more than 500 contacts. This is ridiculous.
c) When selecting a contact with multiple numbers, I don't get to see a list of numbers to select one... Skype just starts dialing.
d) International numbers dropped while dialing with message, long before an answer.

I'm looking for an alternative. I used Skype for long distance and international calls.


I was wondering what the f..k happened to it. I've found it unuseable the last week or so.

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Re: Microsoft Has Killed Skype for Android

Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 8:27 am

Strong Eagle wrote:I'm looking for an alternative. I used Skype for long distance and international calls.


Google Voice. I find the rates better than Skype's to many places, the browser solution works great, and Android is their native platform.

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Postby scarbowl » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 3:35 pm

Yeah, I find the new icon on the desk to be very annoying with the pulsing Skype symbol. Reminds me of the funny video on "Microsoft repackaging the iPhone" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUXnJraKM3k.

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 3:41 pm

The Window8 tablet version of skype is unuseable as well.

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Postby AngMoG » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 4:35 pm

PNGMK wrote:The Window8 tablet version of skype is unuseable as well.


You actually bought a Windows8 tablet? :o :shock:

I shall try to stay with Windows 7 until they fix Windows 8 to have... well... Windows again. :wink:

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 5:31 pm

AngMoG wrote:
PNGMK wrote:The Window8 tablet version of skype is unuseable as well.


You actually bought a Windows8 tablet? :o :shock:

I shall try to stay with Windows 7 until they fix Windows 8 to have... well... Windows again. :wink:


No - I had Win8 on a PC and the tablet part had Skype on it which didn't work. I took it back and had it changed to Win7 Pro. See my post on Windows 8 sucks donkey dick

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Postby AngMoG » Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:19 am

PNGMK wrote:
AngMoG wrote:
PNGMK wrote:The Window8 tablet version of skype is unuseable as well.


You actually bought a Windows8 tablet? :o :shock:

I shall try to stay with Windows 7 until they fix Windows 8 to have... well... Windows again. :wink:


No - I had Win8 on a PC and the tablet part had Skype on it which didn't work. I took it back and had it changed to Win7 Pro. See my post on Windows 8 sucks donkey dick


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Re: Microsoft Has Killed Skype for Android

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:52 am

PNGMK wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:With the release of version 4.0, Microsoft has destroyed what was once a pretty good software product.

a) I don't have the menu icon (the 3 dots)
b) There is no way to search contacts. I have to scroll through more than 500 contacts. This is ridiculous.
c) When selecting a contact with multiple numbers, I don't get to see a list of numbers to select one... Skype just starts dialing.
d) International numbers dropped while dialing with message, long before an answer.

I'm looking for an alternative. I used Skype for long distance and international calls.


I was wondering what the f..k happened to it. I've found it unuseable the last week or so.


I found the 3.2 APK for Android... main problem is that one must turn off auto updates or the piece of crap 4.0 magically reappears.

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Re: Microsoft Has Killed Skype for Android

Postby PNGMK » Sat, 31 Aug 2013 3:40 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
PNGMK wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:With the release of version 4.0, Microsoft has destroyed what was once a pretty good software product.

a) I don't have the menu icon (the 3 dots)
b) There is no way to search contacts. I have to scroll through more than 500 contacts. This is ridiculous.
c) When selecting a contact with multiple numbers, I don't get to see a list of numbers to select one... Skype just starts dialing.
d) International numbers dropped while dialing with message, long before an answer.

I'm looking for an alternative. I used Skype for long distance and international calls.


I was wondering what the f..k happened to it. I've found it unuseable the last week or so.


I found the 3.2 APK for Android... main problem is that one must turn off auto updates or the piece of crap 4.0 magically reappears.


Ok well I have all auto updates off (roaming data charge suck byte mother).

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Thu, 05 Sep 2013 5:31 pm

PNGMK wrote:No - I had Win8 on a PC and the tablet part had Skype on it which didn't work. I took it back and had it changed to Win7 Pro. See my post on Windows 8 sucks donkey dick



You should have just installed the Desktop version on the Win7 portion of the PC instead of using the tile version in Win8. I only use Win8 as a 'Start Screen' if I haven't got a shortcut on the desktop.

I've not been able to log into Skype on my Android tablet for weeks so, given I still haven't worked out what I need a tablet for, it basically sets in the corner collecting dust.
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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 06 Sep 2013 8:26 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:
PNGMK wrote:No - I had Win8 on a PC and the tablet part had Skype on it which didn't work. I took it back and had it changed to Win7 Pro. See my post on Windows 8 sucks donkey dick



You should have just installed the Desktop version on the Win7 portion of the PC instead of using the tile version in Win8. I only use Win8 as a 'Start Screen' if I haven't got a shortcut on the desktop.

I've not been able to log into Skype on my Android tablet for weeks so, given I still haven't worked out what I need a tablet for, it basically sets in the corner collecting dust.


See I don't care - and that's the problem. If it doesn't work without a lot of farking around I don't want it.

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 06 Sep 2013 9:48 am

PNGMK wrote:See I don't care - and that's the problem. If it doesn't work without a lot of farking around I don't want it.



I think you went into it looking for an excuse.

Nothing works without putting in some effort, even Win7 and I know that myself after just upgrading another machine to Win7Pro from XP a couple of weeks ago.
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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:00 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:
PNGMK wrote:See I don't care - and that's the problem. If it doesn't work without a lot of farking around I don't want it.



I think you went into it looking for an excuse.

Nothing works without putting in some effort, even Win7 and I know that myself after just upgrading another machine to Win7Pro from XP a couple of weeks ago.


Actually I didn't. I was excited to try a new OS and bitterly disappointed in it.


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