I am in the United States. I have an Android smart phone, and I downloaded the mobile version of Skype into it. I bought some Skype credit, and I'm trying to make my first Skype call. It is to another United States landline. I entered 1 and the number, but when i hit "Call" I get a message saying "Wrong number. Please include country code (e.g. +44 1234567)" The U.S. flag icon is clearly shown next to the number, so the phone and I both know this is to a U.S. number. I've tried to just select the U.S. icon and enter the number, put a space between the 1 and the number, put a + between the 1 and the number, but all to no avail. It still gives me the error message, and it won't dial the number.
Anybody got any ideas?
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Accepted Solutionby mstina17
I have the EXACT same problem. If this isn't addressed Skype will not get my business.
I can dial from my PC to a U.S. landline but cannot use Skype mobil eon my Samsung Intercept on Virgin Mobile network to dial out to the very same number. I get the above error post at the beginning of this tread.
I am having the same problem with +1 877 numbers... this is toll free USA?! Why do we get this message? I have the USA flag also.
This problem should be escelated as its made me stop using skype and use Google voice instead. Having to select 1 in the country code when dialing from Outlook is a BIG problem. Maybe Skype can add an option that when in doubt select USA as the default country code for example or whichever you wish.
Has anyone found an answer ofr this problem? My contacts come from Outlook. This is a real pain to have to enter country code for every call.