Written on: 12/11/2013
In the past three months I have lost just under $100 from spammers on Skype. My account was used as a spammer's delivery tool in Sweden. Over one-thousand SMS texts were sent from my account - half in September and half early November. In September, a hacker gained access to my account and began to spam people in Sweden with texts. I promptly went to Skype customer service - attempted to resolve the issue, be refunded and move on. We took all the necessary steps to recover my account and... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2013
Skype used to be okay, like 2 years ago. I don't know what they have done but it is the most screwed up application i have aver delt with. I hate hate hate it. I can't use videos because it disconnects, and after 1 minute and 38 sec with just using voice it disconnects. I would absolutely just love to crush my computer every time i attempt to use this program. (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2013
I hate skype because someone opened an skype account with my email...and i dont know who it is...and i want to know how i recieved an email that i registered with skype?? Thats the worst thing 'cuz anyone can open an account with just ur email which is the most annoying thing in the world and they can make you get into alot of trouble especially if your family doesn't like you using skype. (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2013 by byadav (4 reviews written)
Have been speaking to Skype support for weeks about unfair charges, with no result what so ever. When I call a land-line sometimes Skype starts charging even if nobody picked up, I can hear the ring tone but Skype is charging and I end up paying for connection and for the first minute even though nobody picked up. Also Skype rounds the charge into their favor. I call to a country and the charges are following: Connection fee 7.6p and a minute is 6.9 total 14.5p, but Skype charges 15p, they... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2013
Skype is terrible. USE Facetime. It took me almost 2 hours to delete my account. You CAN'T Talk to anyone on the phone you have to go through a "live chat." Which takes forever. They charged my charges a wasn't aware of. The CUSTOMER SUPPORT is TERRBILE. Don't NOT buy ANY subscription through SKYPE. (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2012 by lois11111
okay, here goes, first of all the very few good things i have to say about skype. good - this is easy to set up and download, easy to get an account on etc, it is easy to add people 90% of the time. bad - where do i start? this is made out to be so great, which i found out to be total rubbish when downloading this onto my top of the range laptop, you would of thought it'd be good on a great laptop. ever since the day i downloaded it, it has been nothing but a disappointment, when you call... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2012
I like Skype, and have used in successfully to stay in contact with my son in China. Some of the reviews about poor quality are a little unfair, as they depend on the internet speed. However, what I hate with every cell in my body is Skype's "Click to call" function, because it ruins web pages and also, perversely, stops EXCEL from copying and pasting correctly if installed on Google Chrome. If you install Skype it will sneakily install "click to call" in Chrome, and thus muck up your... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2012 by phangantiger (4 reviews written)
Five transactions suddenly went through my Paypal account totalling £150. Immediately I cancelled Skypes authority to take payments on Paypal and applied for a refund. If I had not been online at the time my entire bank account would have been drained. Skype claim that my account was hacked and that someone made the purchases. This does not make any sense. The purchases would have been for me and the money still went to Skype so there would have been no benefit to the hacker. The invoices... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2012 by Baldiebrit (2 reviews written)
I travel frequently, and signed up to Skype on a pay-as-you-go tariff to avoid cellphone roaming charges. It works, it's a lot cheaper than the mobile, and it's relatively easy to use. However, the quality of the audio varies from adequate to awful. The video link can be fun but appears very bandwidth hungry. I like: free when calling other Skype users. Conference calling. Video, if you like that sort of thing. I dislike: The audio quality, the user interface (terrible phone book... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2012
Have used Skype intermittently for years with mixed results, recently used the iphone app while travelling in the USA. The app consistently failed to connect or connected after over a minutes wait, I was charged connection fees whether the call connected or not and whether I could hear the other party and communicate or not. It cost more than using standard mobiles to connect to the UK. Also realised that Skype has no means of actually communicating with a human being, the only way to... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2011 by PaulW1 (4 reviews written)
Strange - with Pay As You Go, calling landlines, I'd have very few complaints. As soon as I went on monthly sub, UK only [I''m based in the UK] - pretty poor, at times dreadful. Calls drop and, at times, they don't even start. A few manage it to the end of my conversation. Do calls on Pay As You Go get a high priority because they cost more, or because the customer isn't 'in the bag' on a monthly sub and needs to be impressed? (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2011 by Stevevg (1 review written)
I offer this review as a word of warning, particularly if you use skype for business. I began to use the service feeling that I'd broken away from the clutches of BT and was making a technological step in the right direction - how wrong! The line quality is poor for a start - although via the PC its not so bad you're end. The customer still hears a wind tunnel while talking to you. Their website can easily confuse - you can buy skype credit but its not tranferable to a subscription (vice... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2011 by Spike69 (6 reviews written)
I only use Skype for its messaging service and to be honest I find it far superior to the likes of Microsoft Messenger although I do find it a lot more intrusive. Every time you start it up it comes up with a splash screen telling you about its voice services which I am really not interested in.
Written on: 26/02/2011
I think Skype must hold some kind of record for the highest number of faked customer reviews planted all over the web. Not too bad on this site but some of the other review sites are just one big advert for Skype.
I bought a webcam and installed it on my machine but skype just crashes everytime I try and make a call. Tried following the trouble-shooting guide on Skype's impossible-to-navigate website and did not resolve the problem. I've tried Skype's even-more-impossible-to-navigate forum... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2010
I had a SkypeIn number for almost 4 years. They had changed it along the way with little notice - that was bad - but I continued. I had the replacement number for over 2 years using it for business cards, website and so on. I paid my monthly subscription. Then suddenly and by chance I found out that Skype had a "glitch" more than 3 month ago and my number got "detached" - due to a Skype fault. They never told me about their "glitch" - but kept taking my money. Completely dishonest that is -... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2010
I am struggling to find something good to say about this corporation or their software. I have never seen so many obviously ingenuine reviews written on a product (I do not include this site. Just look around other review lists and you will se what I mean). I have used skype in 8 countries, on many different systems, and acceptable call quality is no better that 40% (you will be billed for 100% of course). The interface is poorly laid out, but beyond this, had a serious vulnerability for... (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2010 by whatIthink (11 reviews written)
Skype is an excellent service but you need to know its limitations. Calls from a Voice over the Internet (VOIP) phone to other VOIP users are free. You can dial to any landline number virtually everywhere, but for that you will need to pay and have an account with some credit in it. Calls to landline numbers are very cheap - for most countries it is less than 2p per minute. It is true they cancel your credit if not used after 6 months but one quick call in that time, even if it is to... (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2010
I have been using Skype for two years using a Phillips VOIP841 cordless phone. Its call quality has been acceptable for the most part. My biggest issue with them is their billing. I was on a subscription which included calls to a specific country (Australia) and an inbound number in that country. Today I received an email saying that my subscription would expire in a week due to an expired credit card. There was nothing wrong with the card. I used their online chat to talk to somebody who... (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2010 by arjushahida (4 reviews written)
i have been using skype for several years. its service is fantastic. its a great savings of telephone calls. i highly recommend others. wish skype a great success. skype may spread into whole internet world to be reached to all. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2009 by COPE2 (1 review written)
I had my account blocked for no reason. I can't take any chances on Skype. I'd rather pay more to know that my account is secure. If they're going to block me, at least wait til I finish my credits first. I had been a long time customer of Skype since 2006, but I will not do business with them again. (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2009
I had massive Problems with Skype, i tried it and had to abandon it in the end, there were numerous problems with it dropping out. (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2009
I use a couple of VOIP and Skype is the worse one.
I talk for hours to the US from the UK and free calls would seem to be the answer.
I have used Skype with a USB phone, a belkin wireless phone, Nokia N95 with Fring, Iskoot, Iskoot for 3 and a usb to PTSN adapter. In all spending quite a bit of money to get the right service.
With every method I try the call quality is not acceptable and thats using 6 or 10mb broadband with nothing else running.
Other services, mainly Sipgate, using the... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2009
Great in theory, but I am not a frequent user. Your Skype account will expire after 180 days of not using the pay as you go service.
This means my skype credit expired twice by now and has cost me over £15!
Their excuse is that accounting rules require it, that's daylight robbery.
Written on: 05/01/2009 by toosmooth (1 review written)
Erratic connections to non-skype services, never offered a caller display number on the receiving phone (although they do not guarantee one, it is still part of the service that is supposed to work) and the worst thing by far, as a business user paying for subscriptions is the business control panel. I experience the business interface to be full of glitches, black holes and mis-allocated credit and numbers. (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2007 by debandskippydoo (1 review written)
$200 for the phone $20-$30 for an (802) area code and about $63 per year for unlimited VOIP use, not too bad if the blasted thing worked. Oh, and good luck trying to get anywhere with tech service. My partner has been a computer tech and wireless network tech for many, many years as has her brother and they worked on the darn thing daily without positive results. Sometimes newer is not always better. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2007 by MaxDob (9 reviews written)
Free calls and less connection charge through Skype - you need to register but was easy. Some reported echo from my contacts but having spoken to Belkin Support it may be my contacts end or I may have to use a different Port on my Firewall/Wireless Router. I need to find out exactly how to do this.
Support from Belkin on a question of phone time alway being out was not good. But overall I'm pleased with Skype 1.4 but could be better. (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2007 by betatestkid
Overall Skype was good when they started but lately they had so many bugs in their service that there is a constant need to update all the time. (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2007 by mops12
Great if using free subscription for Skype to Skype, however check the small print as forum has lots of complaints about charges that was not stated. (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2007 by devilhena (1 review written)
There is only room for one VOIP and Skype is the one. (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2006 by jenny84 (23 reviews written)
I have been using Skype for years now, even when it was in beta, and it was great then, and it just gets better and better all the time. It's a great online tool that is catching on faster and faster, with free online calls and IM's, and also very cheap Skypeout calls to the world, so it is great to use, and not only for business! (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2006 by Holdie1822 (2 reviews written)
I use Skype for business daily, if not hourly. I also use it to call family in Australia, Holland and Kenya, for free. I call Shanghai office several times a day, for free. I even call Indonesian suppliers daily, on their normal phone, at 1/10 the cost of a normal call.
I believe everyone in business should use it. It will save everyone a fortune. (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2006 by jamesok (3 reviews written)
Paypal have an offer on to get free call credit to register (which is also available to existing Skype customers). It is worth checking out! (May 2006). (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2006 by ERP Guy (30 reviews written)
I have used Skype as keep in touch with diverse colleagues, around the world. Online, we can talk and message and used Skype for conference calls with sales teams.
Quality of calls is very dependant on the bandwidth and below 64KB connection, I do get break up on calls.
I have not found a way to transfer contacts from one computer to another.
Continue to use Skype as a great tool for keeping in touch with colleagues around the world (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2006 by meverett (3 reviews written)
I've been using Skype VOIP to communicate with a geographically dispersed software development team. It's great in that it has saved us money on long distance phone calls, I don't waste time calling someone that is not around because I can see if they are online and we can easily transfer files back and forth! (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2005 by pnadin (122 reviews written)
I've just downloaded Skype 1.4 free of charge (7mb) and legged it to the shops to get a microphone headset. After speaking to my friend for a while who now has skype too, I can say that it is pretty good.
I bought £5 worth of call credit that allows me to call any phone number in the world for about half the price of a local call (not sure of costs exactly but it is cheap). See skype.com for details.
You can also rent a phone number based in other parts of the world too. This number... (read more)
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