I had a subscription (unlimited US & Canada) on a monthly basis. I couldn't see how to change that to a 12-month subscription, so I cancelled it.
Then, when I tried setting up a new, 12-month subscription with Skype credit, it took me to PayPal - where it was insisted that I add a credit card to my account before the payment could go forward (but I've never had to do that before - I always just had Skype use PayPal to automatically debit my bank account. I don't have a credit card and don't WANT a credit card).
Now my previous subscription's about to expire, and I can't even reactivate it without the same problem.
I had wanted to change to a 12-month subscription, with credit AND an online number (with voicemail), but now I can't have anything...
Same problem here. I used to "recharge" skype with PayPal, but now no way without credit card info inquiries. Sounds like MS is in the phishing business now! No tel # to be found. How well, they bought a great company, then now try to filling up their database with info that they are unlawfully asking for.
Will have to switch to another VOIP, what a drag! The $$ they paid for skype wasn't about making business, but just to get the database, and now they are squeezing the lemons!