As a single father this is a wonderful app!! This gives my son the opportunity to talk to his mother face-to-face over a phone because sometimes we just can't get there to see her all the time due to life happens. So it allows my son ti see his mommy via Skype! So for that.....they get 5 stars!! Only complaint is the apps alert sound is very quiet and there are times you can't even hear it and you won't see that the other person texted 2 hours ago. Only complaint. So make the alert sound a lot louder and this would be a perfect app!!
Upgraded my phone from HTC One M7 to HTC 10 recently but found the current version of Skype has a serious sound distortion problem with HTC 10. The issue makes conversations over Skype nearly impossible. This is the basic and fundamental feature of Skype but unfortunately Microsoft just can't get it done. (Update on 13/Jan/18) The latest update in Jan 18 has fixed the sound distortion issue on my HTC 10. Thanks the Skype team!
I would rate it higher but honestly it was better before Microsoft bought it. I had even used it as my phone (with a number) for a time. Just little things here and there have changed and it's not as fun to use anymore. Still, I cannot imagine not using Skype at all. It is a very convenient program and I love the video calling, I just wish that was better quality. Seems when you use the video feature suddenly nothing works as well so I end up using it mostly for text and voice calls.
Skype is currently slower than any other communication apps I use (Viber, Whatsapp, Slack). Furthermore, it has synchronisation issues where some messages show up on my computer, but not on the phone, or even vice versa. The issue still continues to be present still, an unbelievable low-level issue. Talk about missing MSN Messenger...
This latest update somehow slows the response of the app on the phone. I have a one plus 3T with 6GB ram running Snapdragon 821. Accessing the contacts on the phone is also more difficult. I suggest you guys look into these features to otherwise a good app and make it a great app. I have been a subscriber of Skype for more than 10 years.
Microsoft must have done some work on the app its gotten a lot better in terms of videocalling and conference calling. I dont really use it for day to day communication ie instant messaging and stuff but I have just had a group call and I honestly did not expect such a good quality call. Thanks a lot and keep it up!
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