I have been using Skype on iPhone since years, to my relatively full satisfaction.
A catastrophy starts with the version 3.5.+ on my iPhone4, where the dialled DTMF digits simply never get through right (it has never been a problem with the previous versions, except for roughly 1.5 years ago on a iPhone 3G, which simply was not capable to handle Skype reasonably for perfomance / processor power reasons under iOS 3.1+).
But with iPhone 4 I had never experienced this problem - as said, only since the newest "facelift". Either no digits get through, or every second or even less. I tried the repeatedly mentioned trick with muting the micro, to no effect.
And it surely has nothing to do with the IVR system on the other side, nor with my network connection: when using Skype from Linux, I have no issue.
I have heard repeatedly that Skype for iPhone since 3.5 be a crap, and unfortunately I have to agree. I have seen no real improvement since the previous versions (except for the look and feel, which surely is matter of taste), but many deteriorations (voice quality, stability of connections, and especially this DTMF, which makes Skype practically unusable on iPhone).
Any chance of getting a bug fix within a historically short period of time?
The only problem is that I keep paying for the US subscription that should enable me to make free calls to U.S. and Canada. Well, it does, but it is worth nothing without DTMF for me
Well... sort of a remedy found... Skype for Android works just fine, including DTMF. Well, it would be a silly thing to expect that a Micro$oft company like Skype would exagerate the support to an Apple device. Android seems another beer, even if it is not too much of Windows, either...
DTMF has never really worked right on Skype. It's never been consistent on the Mac or iPhone platforms. 3.5.454 doesn't work either, and has introduced a huge new slew of bugs. Total crap.