yup, this is a horrible horrible bug that basically makes Skype useless for my Android at this point... I'm about ready to cancel the entire service and completely switch over to Google Voice even though I have been a paying Skype customer for 5 years. Skype customer service has not been responsive enough and the fact that they're still working on this after almost a month since the buggy release makes me question their commitment to customers. What a terrible experience!
Skype developers: Please fix soon!
I happened to have a backup copy. You can try http://www.oldapps.com/skype.php. Other than that, try a Google search for a specific version or a P2P client. If you can't find it, let me know.
FYI, I tried Google Voice with GrooVe IP over WAN (i.e., optimal conditions). It was unreliable and, at best, the voice quality wasn't even close to Skype.
I'm still using the 2.6 app. Except for battery drain, it works fine.
I too am having this problem.
Everytime open the Skype android app and login it resets my caller ID. It's extremely annoying, no one answers my calls because they don't see my caller ID number and i'm forced to have to log into the Skype website and select my pre-saved number. It used to always work without any problems.
Please resolve this problem!
21-03-2012 00:25 - edited 21-03-2012 00:26
Can anyone recommend another service that works well on Android? Skype was working well for me but this problem makes it basically unusable. Thanks!
You could fix it simply by making an older version of skype available to us so that we can use it. Right now the new version is not working. Pretty, perhaps, but entirely useless for those of us who need caller ID.
Please care enough about us to make a working, older version available!
We are working on a fix for this but unfortunately currently don't have a solution for it. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by this.
OK, I give. I hope this is OK to do. Email me at email@example.com and I'll send the 2.6 apk to anyone who wants it. Make the subject *** SKYPE APP ***
I am offering to distribute this application free of charge and of my own free will. I am not an employee or representative of Skype Limited or any affiliated company. Neither I nor Skype Limited bare any responsibility whatsoever for this software.