Skype has been a horrible experience so far, it doesn't replace MSN at all. While MSN provides comfortable chatting with friends with more free customizations, Skype is only convenient for video call. It doesn't take into consideration user's other needs as a messenger. I want to make my chatting window smaller so i can chat and watch vid at the same time, Skype screen smallest size still takes over half the screen. I want to customize my text into different color depending on who i chat with, I can't. I want to change background of my chat room I can't. Skype is so fucking boring, the only reasonable feature it provides is video call. It doesn't cater to none call related users who simply want a light IM messenger free of charge.
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 round this into their favor.
I am not paying to Skype any more, will be using only their free services and for paying services will go to other provider.
I would not recommend using Skype paid for services, it is a RIP OFF
I have always been a keen MSN user and have had no troube using the MSN video chat feature. The latest update of MSN indicates a "merge" with Skype, forcing me to have a Skype account (oh goodie!). So I tried my brand spanking new Skype system to have a much needed catch up with my long distance boyfriend. Skype was VEEERRRYYYY slow. Infact I had to cease all other activities in order for it to open properly. Then came the much awaited video call...... or an attempt at it. I saw more "slow connection" "connection error" messages than I did of my partners face. The connection was the worst I have ever experienced. I decided to close down the amazing new Skype and recall via the MSN messenger - which suprisingly had no trouble what so ever delivering a successful video call. My mysterious connection problems seemed to disappear, so the problem is with Skype. Not a great first experience really. It was like using dial up!
Efter Skype har overtaget MSN Messenger fandt jeg ud af hvor meget jeg savner det, selvom det heller ikke var specielt godt. Der er virkelig mange der bliver overrasket over at Messenger bare bliver slettet fra ens computer og at man derefter er overladt til at bruge Skype. Skype er sikkert rigtigt godt hvis man skal lave video-samtaler, men har man mere brug for chat delen vil man finde ud af at Skype er elendigt. Det er på INGEN måder en god erstatning for Messenger. Hvis man kigger på deres support sider vil man også hurtigt finde ud af at support er en by i Rusland. Jeg kan på ingen måder anbefale Skype for chat!!! Så snart jeg har fundet et alternativ vil det ikke tage mig manmge sekunder at afinstallere Skype, for jeg gider ikke at have det møg.
- It messes with my Google Chrome, and it is a pain to fix. - There are major issues in transferring contacts from facebook, and even searching for solutions on the internet, I never found out the problem. - Customer service can do with a lot more work. - Freezes my laptop, even when it's the only thing running - All-In-All, Skype is a waste of time, and is a pain to use.
I wanna give it half or no stars, but I can't do that. So the lowest I can go is "ONE" star.
Skype is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family but there are several bugs that make the system not-so user friendly and difficult to maintain a connection. I consistently have to disconnect and reestablish a connection however, when it works, it's a great service!
So, the new software that 'improved' the Skype experience is ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. I could not use it and had to go steal the old program off of my husband's hard drive, erase the new version and re-install since I was not able to download an old version of the software anywhere online that I saw. The old Skype interface for Mac is A+. I love it. I wouldn't change a thing. I'm using version 22.214.171.1246.
The customer service at Skype is 100% INEXCUSABLY AWFUL HORRIBLE TERRIBLE. I can't be any more clear than this. If you have a problem with your account or your software, pucker up and kiss your patience goodbye. You will NOT be able to locate useful information on their website. You will NOT be able to reach a customer service rep that will help you or be useful other than them doing a GREAT job of taking 18 minutes to answer one question incorrectly.
I know that it's not on purpose that things are this way, but Jesus. I've been on chat for 27 minutes now and nobody can answer the question "why can't I renew my skype number for 12 months instead of only 3". I can't believe that it's taking this long. These people are totally incompetent.
The latest version of skype is configured in such a way that it is no longer clear where to find your Contacts list; in fact, I have spent the last hour looking and am still unable to call skype-to-skype to any of my contacts. According to one of the support threads, I'm not the only one who has experienced this problem. I'm very disappointed by skype and hope they can solve this problem.
Skype has added malware to its software that takes control of your computer and prevents it from accessing Google and Gmail and takes over your browsers to require that you use Babylon, a malware search engine. Skype downloaded Babylon, Bloson, Price Beep and Password Box, as well as several other malware programs, all for the sake of their making a few cents off these malicious programs. Skype's anti-service and anti-user practices are reprehensible and deserving of stern condemnation. It took a half day to remove the malicious programs Skype caused my computer to be infected with. I caution anyone considering using Skype to use great caution when downloading the service.
Wanted to ordered a Skype gift voucher from Skype official site and was redirected to ChatAndVision. After one day they delivered the voucher by email, but it never worked (even tried multiple times and with different accounts). Contected support. Responded after 2+ days. No use. Avoid.
I spent 20 minutes with Skype's overly complex, many-page sign in process, and even bought $10 worth of credit to begin calling, only to find out they want $30 a year just to have a number to call from. If they're going to charge that, they need to post it up front, on their very first page, not hide it after you have wasted time and money signing up for their ripoff service.
I moved away from my family from TX to HI and have been using Skype video calls to keep in contact and let my 2 year old nephew get to know me. I can only make a trip out to TX once a year so having him know my face is a really big deal for me. I also use Skype to talk to my boss and co-workers when working on projects. It helps me co-ordinate and get my questions answered faster than email would.
I use Skype for both personal and business needs. I especially love the fact that I can screen-share while working with a trainee or one of my fellow contractors. The video chat comes in handy when the kiddos want to chat with relatives that aren't local....and sometimes even the local ones!
I really don't have anything negative to say. I suppose I would like a "mark as un-read" option for some of my work dialogue, but that's not too big of a deal.
We live in a world where people are so far apart. Friends from high school and college and family members are spread all over the country. Skype gave me the ability to not only talk to them, but also see them through video chat. I have been able to see my nieces and nephews grow up even thought I'm not near them Instead of meeting every Christmas, I get to see my family every week. The same goes for my friends from school that live in other states and even other countries. Skype has let me keep in touch with the people that I love.