Skype is an app that allows users to make voice and video calls over the Internet. The service within the Skype network is free.

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How to quit Skype on Android?

I'm using the newly released market version of Skype on my ADP1 running CyanogenMod 6.0. I can't seem to quit the Skype program. There doesn't seem to be any mechanism for signing out of Skype once ...
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Is Skype available for all Android flavors or just Verizon?

I see that Skype offers an Android version, but it only works on Verizon? Fring used to connect to Skype, but now it looks like they don't. Is there no Skype client for Android?
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Skype showing me as online - after stopping app and even after device shutdown?

Scenario A: start Skype do some other work shut down the Android device Problem: My contacts are still seeing me as being "online". Strangely enough there seems to be no heartbeat feature ...
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Is there any low bandwidth VoIP software for Android?

I have measured Skype's bandwidth consumption: When just running Skype: ~0.09 KB/s When talking to someone through Skype: ~9 KB/s Is there any VoIP software available in the Android Market that ...
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Quick Dial Shortcut with Skype

Is it possible to make a desktop shortcut to dial a number with Skype?
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How to make “poor man's roaming” by proxying cell calls to SIP or Skype?

What applications should I use to make the Android device to forward calls from cell network to SIP or Skype and back? One device ("Home") is expected to be left at home, serving as proxy; other ...
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How to automatically use SKYPE when calling international number?

I'd like to program my phone such that if I call an international number it'd automatically use skype (or ask me to connect to skype if not connected), and if I call within the US it'd just use my ...
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Call from Skype with front speaker

My phone has two speakers, one in front that is used during normal call, and one in the back (the "loudspeaker") that is used to play music and in hands-free mode. When I'm using Skype for Android, it ...
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What does Skype use all those permissions for?

I'd like to know what Skype does with all the permissions it asks for. Is there any page where Skype (the company) justifies the various permissions? Does it make any difference, whether I'm a ...
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imo Messenger can't do Skype IM anymore, any alternatives?

I used imo messenger to chat (instant messages) with my Skype contacts, but this feature is now unavailable. The real Skype client sucks my battery dry in no time. Any recommendations for further ...
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how to get skype to work when the phone sleeps

I got a Samsung Galaxy 3 GT-I5800 with Android 2.1. Installed Skype on it, and when connected to wifi it works. When WiFi is not available it switches to G3. While I use the phone, skype works fine. ...
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Can I use my Android phone as a bluetooth microphone (for Skype)?

I do some international phone-calls. Gets annoyingly expensive. I didn't like a bigger Android mobile, so I got this small Motorola Fuzzout thingy. Is there any way to link the Android phone as a ...
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Help pairing bluetooth headset/microphone with Samsung Galaxy Tab & Skype?

I have had some difficulty getting a bluetooth headset/microphone to work with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and with Skype. First, the bluetooth scanner can only find some headsets, not all of them. I ...
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How to make Skype Mobile for Android permit PC-to-PC calling?

I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon Wireless without a contract, so no 3G support -- only WiFi. I went to Skype.com/m and installed Skype Mobile for Android. After installation, it lets me ...
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Does Skype video work on a Samsung Galaxy 10.1?

Can Skype be used for video calling on a Samsung Galaxy 10.1? I have been googling, but the results are not clear, for example, the official Skype Blog says that Skype 2.1 supports the Samsung Galaxy ...
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Is there any way to make free skype calls from HTC Desire?

Well Fring is blocked. I'm located in China. I neeeeed to make free skype calls to my family around the world. Skype Lite is not an option, has anybody cracked this cookie?
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Receiving calls over Wi-Fi first

I just got an android 2.2 prepaid phone (no data plan, so I'm planning to have 3G off). I would like to find some service/android app combination that would let me receive calls over Wi-Fi on Skype or ...
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Can I record a Skype call (audio and voice) using a Samsung Galaxy S3?

I've tried using various call recording apps, and standard voice recording, but none do the job. I need to record both sides of a Skype call made on my Android phone. Unfortunately time is short and ...
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Traffic for Skype and other apps on Android

I've recently bought an HTC Desire and I'm wondering how much traffic some apps generate. I actually want to know two things: how much traffic (estimation, of course) is generated when syncing with ...
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Is there a Skype compatible client for voice calls over WiFi?

I understand that operators blocked any Skype over the data connections, but is there an alternative that works on the WiFi network? Update: I am using a HTC/Tmobile G1 phone, in the US. However, I ...
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Can I get Skype on my HTC Wildfire in 3?

I recently got HTC Wildfire from 3. On the webpage & in shop they told me that I will be able to do Skype talks. After doing some research I found out that: HTC Wildfire is not officilly ...
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How do I do Skype calls using Fring

I have read that Fring supports doing Skype calls. I have installed Fring it but see no Skype options. How do I do Skype calls using Fring?
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Why doesn't Skype on HTC Wildfire function properly?

I've tried downloading Skype on my HTC Wildfire, but the calls don't work. Every time I try to call the sound stutters and doesn't come out fluent. I've tried it on 2 different Wildfires and got the ...
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Regular voice calls stopped working, was earlier. Maybe Skype related. Android 4.0.3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4.0.3. The problem: It was working fine until today, for both voice calls and Internet use, as well as for Skype calls. (I had installed Skype for Android ...
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Can I install Skype on my xperia?

I want to install Skype on my xperia x10 but I cannot find it in the market when I go to Skype.com/m and try to download it, I get the following message: item not found A friend of mine who has ...
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Is it possible to have Skype for Android automatically answer calls?

I have this working well for the Skype client on Ubuntu Linux, but I don't see any option to do this in the Android client. I would like to configure the Skype client for Android to automatically ...
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How can I find out what devices support Skype video calling over Wi-Fi?

How can I find out what devices support Skype video calling over Wi-Fi? (I'm particularly interested in tablets.)
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Any fix for audio stuttering (incoming and outgoing) when making Skype calls?

I have an HTC hero with Android 2.1, and the latest Skype available in android marketplace (december 2010) stutters badly on wifi. (I did not even try to make a skype call over 3g data, i think that ...
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Samsung Galaxy S, Front facing camera is not an option

First off, I'm very very new to this. How do I activate my front facing camera in my Galaxy S? It's up to date on software according to the US Cellular store, I brought it in for an update not long ...
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What kind of hardware is needed to run Skype well?

I have been asked to choose a cheap tablet to buy for Skype video calling. The person who will use it isn't going to do anything fancy else, just videocalling her daughter at evening. I have seen ...
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Skype integration with the native contacts?

I tried adding Skype information to my contacts and there's a gray circle showing up beside the Skype username. I can then deduce that it is indicating my contact as offline. However, there seems to ...
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How can I install Skype on my NexusOne phone?

I search for Skype in Android Market application and cannot find it. I live in Vietnam.
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Merge Skype and Gmail contacts

I recently installed Skype on my phone, and so all of my Skype contacts are added to the full list of contacts in my phone. However, most of these contacts are redundant. A few of the redundancies ...
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Is Skype available for the Motorola Xoom?

Is Skype available for the Motorola Xoom?
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Disabling skype messaging sound on Nexus 7

It seems you can turn off all notifications and alerts, but I like getting text notifications. The spammy sound that comes by default is most certainly annoying, and there doesn't seem to be any ...
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How can I install Skype on my Acme tablet?

I have Acme 7" tablet. How can I install Skype on it? When I go to the Skype for Android site it seems to allow installation for mobiles only. Also, when I go to the Android Market and sign in with ...
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Skype sound volume

I have Android 2.1update1 and I installed Skype from the Android Market. In many times when I use it to talk to other people using Skype the talking volume is too loud! How can I turn it down a ...
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Calling address book contacts in Skype 4

I've just updated to the new Skype 4 on my Nexus 4. I regularly use Skype to call numbers saved in my phone's address book contacts, but can't find where to do this in the new version. The previous ...
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Skype Android use headset but record sound from phone's microphone

Environment: Skype on Android 4.1 Hardware: Galaxy S2 + earplugs without microphone Is it possible to use phone's built-in microphone while using earplugs during a skype call?
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Trying to invoke Skype from contacts gives me an “Application not found”

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Android 4.1.1. I have installed Skype and it works as expected. In my "normal" contacts list, i.e. the phone contacts, not the Skype contacts, I have entered the Skype data ...
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Can I Call simultaneously from Skype from my device and pc?

I have installed Skype on both my device and my PC. Is it possible to call or accept call from both.For example I want to talk from my phone and at the same time watch the same video call from my PC. ...
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Skype does not use the proximity sensor

Skype does not use the proximity sensor, i.e. when I hold the phone to my ear the screen stays on and most annoyingly still responds to touch input. What may be the cause? The sensor works fine for ...
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Adding Contacts From Skype [closed]

Here is what I want to do: In skype I have contacts: A,B,C In android I use phone memory populated with google contacts: C,D,E My goal is to display in my contact list users C,D,E with option to call ...
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How to put a Call contact using Skype shortcut widget on the home screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quick Dial Shortcut with skype Is it possible to make a desktop shortcut to dial a number with skype?
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How can I remove/hide the Skype Status notification?

Skype, like many applications, uses a persistent notification to keep from getting killed by the process manager. Usually, I would just hide this notification by going to the app's "App Info" screen ...
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How can I close Skype so that it stops running?

I installed Skype on my wife's phone (HTC Desire), played a bit with it and then exited using the back button as suggested in other question. I can still see her account saying she is logged-in ...
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Prevent Skype from vibrating/beeping the phone when I'm chatting on the computer

I have Skype on my Android phone, and I'm logged into the same account from both the phone and my PC, but it's annoying that when I'm chatting from my PC, the phone constantly vibrates and beeps with ...
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Using the same Skype number on computer and phone

I have a Skype account on my computer. I have a need to have the same number on my cell phone. What do I need to do?
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Galaxy S and Skype - Why am I getting an “Insufficient memory” error?

Galaxy S running 2.2. try to install SKYPE but get the error - "insufficient memory" when there is loads on the phone and i can install any other app quite normally. Any help appreciated.
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How to stop Skype from starting automatically? [duplicate]

I close the Skype app in my Android phone (samsung s3 mini) If Skype is open on my pc and I receive a call it also starts automacically in my phone without my input! How can I avoid such a strange ...