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Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« on: September 21, 2015, 02:54:57 AM »
Cannot contact several people in Russia on Skype and they cannot contact each other - Viber worked - but prefer skype for video

Anyone else noticed this  ?

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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 03:29:59 AM »
It started yesterday, yes, I have some problems with it too.
It is a worldwide problem....

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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 04:58:31 AM »
http://www.rt.com/news/316056-skype-messaging-down-globe/

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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2015, 06:12:01 AM »
It started yesterday, yes, I have some problems with it too.
It is a worldwide problem....

Thanks abashka,

I have used it to chat within the UK - it works - will be chatting to the USA, later - hopefully.

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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2015, 08:03:11 AM »
Update... I can talk to USA, but the issue IS user related...

S.C. appears offline... but she is not ?!


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34312694

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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2015, 09:31:27 AM »
Mickeymousesoft,

Has repeatedly changed formats and protocols on/for Skype in the last 14 days.

If Manny/Andy wants to complain about something this should be #1.

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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 10:34:28 AM »
By tomorrow, the UK media will have blamed Russian hackers. Backed by the Kremlin of course.

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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2015, 10:47:47 AM »
By tomorrow, the UK media will have blamed Russian hackers. Backed by the Kremlin of course.

No it is a group of hacks with bad coffee, on the west coast.
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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2015, 12:40:26 PM »
Well, it all seems ok now.

However, there is a web interface for Skype, apart from slow for logging in (wonder why ;) ) it was functioning perfectly. Worth bearing in mind should something similar happen in future.

https://web.skype.com/en/

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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2015, 12:48:54 PM »
Well, it all seems ok now.

However, there is a web interface for Skype, apart from slow for logging in (wonder why ;) ) it was functioning perfectly. Worth bearing in mind should something similar happen in future.

https://web.skype.com/en/

Thanks, andrewfi

using the web interface - I have the beta version running on windows 10 - I can now see who is actually logged in. :thumbsup:

Is it just this version  ? - but I cannot call - just chat .. which I  could do anyway ..the issue was calling AND seeing if the intended recipient was online.

Getting there..

Tried viber ..desktop and android versions - video STILL sucks ... I want SKYPE  :chuckle:

edit.. after 5 mins - SC appeared online in normal skype client - maybe clue is to load web version in conjunction with normal Skype client

further edit ... had to manually change my status in skype client that I was online ...




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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2015, 02:47:22 PM »
Well, it all seems ok now.

However, there is a web interface for Skype, apart from slow for logging in (wonder why ;) ) it was functioning perfectly. Worth bearing in mind should something similar happen in future.

https://web.skype.com/en/

Thanks, andrewfi

using the web interface - I have the beta version running on windows 10 - I can now see who is actually logged in. :thumbsup:

Is it just this version  ? - but I cannot call - just chat .. which I  could do anyway ..the issue was calling AND seeing if the intended recipient was online.

Getting there..

Tried viber ..desktop and android versions - video STILL sucks ... I want SKYPE  :chuckle:

edit.. after 5 mins - SC appeared online in normal skype client - maybe clue is to load web version in conjunction with normal Skype client

further edit ... had to manually change my status in skype client that I was online ...


Had no joy with Skype from UK to Germany tonight  ???

Used viber video call for the first time and yes the video is shockingly bad..

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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 02:51:44 PM »
Had no joy with Skype from UK to Germany tonight  ???

Used viber video call for the first time and yes the video is shockingly bad..

Managed to get a video call through to SC on Skype to her android mobile... She can't call me...I don't know if it was as a result of trying andrewfi's suggestion.

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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2015, 03:01:38 PM »
Had no joy with Skype from UK to Germany tonight  ???

Used viber video call for the first time and yes the video is shockingly bad..

Managed to get a video call through to SC on Skype to her android mobile... She can't call me...I don't know if it was as a result of trying andrewfi's suggestion.

I'm hoping it's fixed within a few days.

Out of interest how often do you guys in long distance relationships use Skype video calls?
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Re: Skype working for you in Russia September 21st 2015?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 03:11:45 PM »

I'm hoping it's fixed within a few days.


Me, too

Out of interest how often do you guys in long distance relationships use Skype video calls?

First thing in the morning, lunch time, supper time and her bed time ...

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