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Old 21st Sep 2015, 21:44
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Is anyone else having problems with signing in to Skype today ? I was told that they are having big problems
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Old 21st Sep 2015, 22:15
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Yes. It was a bit iffy earlier. Could only get one way video call to work.
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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 09:04
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Thanks Turin, it seems to be up and running again today
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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 11:08
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Working today, was down all day yesterday.

If you believe Microsoft, the only issue was some people couldn't change their online status
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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 11:35
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Skype, just another m$ tracker designed to find out what you`re up to. Tried it years ago, downloaded from m$ and took me a week to get rid of the associated nasties and bloatware. Junk more like.
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 07:29
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Before M$ bought it out, Skype worked fine on my Philips VOIP8551B DECT/Skype phone.

But there was a background buzz on the old ADSL-connected landline, so I stopped using it. However, I recently tried again now that my Internet and phone are independent and the DECT phone is connected to the WLAN router using an Ethernet bridge - and the background buzz on landline has now gone.

Skype works OK, except that some change which M$ made to Skype software means that Skype contacts cannot now be saved to the phone's contact list, whereas previously there was no problem. So, for example, instead of going to the contact list and selecting 'TEST', I now have to dial 'echo123', which is a bit of a pain. Alternatively, contacts can be recalled from 'history'.

Philips are aware of this, as are M$. But Philips blame M$ as they claim that M$ will not allow Philips to make the necessary software changes and M$/Skype now state that the VOIP8551B is 'not supported'.....

Typical M$ behaviour, but it also means that I'll never buy another Philips product, if that's the extent of their customer support.
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