Thank you for the advice. Installing the old version (188.8.131.524) of Skype helped my girlfriends phone as well. Now we can stay in touch again. It is a shame Skype distributes such a buggy product into the Android market. My HTC Desire HD has also problems, but not when I use the headset. Thinking of downgrading Skype as well. Does anyone know a good alternative to Skype?
Thank you very much my friend! Nobody can find an efficient response on company's customer support and a client gave us the key to overcome this problem on our HTC devices... It's unbelievable! Thank you once more my friend for your precious last post!
HTC Wildfire & Wildfire S have CPU speeds of 528 & 600 Mhz respectively and both don't support skype call. Whereas nokia e63, e71 have CPU of just 369 and nokia e5 & e72 have CPU of 600 Mhz. and all of them run skype as good as any computer.
Since this thread is about using Skype with an HTC Wildfire S rather than various Nokias, it's worth pointing out that I'm currently using Skype for voice-only on my Wildfire S with no issues other than poor network coverage.
AIUI there is an issue with later versions of the Skype client and the proximity sensor built into the handset that causes the handset to switch to low speed when you hold the phone to your ear. If you read through this thread, you'll find a few of ways around this issue:
- Use an earlier version of Skype that doesn't have this issue -- you'll find links up-thread. or
- Use a hands-free kit to keep the proximity sensor away from your head. or
- As soon as the call is connected, switch to your home screen and then switch back to Skype when you need to end the call. This prevents Skype from accessing the proximity sensor during the call.
In my case, I'm using the latest edition of Skype version 1 and getting better voice call quality than I do with my computer.