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Novel Adventurer
Where can I get a detailed Skype guide? Every time I try calling someone it never works! It rings once and then hangs up... but the person I call doesn't get even one ring!!
Also, I'd very much like to know how to make video calls...
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Honorary Adventurer

 

Hi Olivertwist666,

 

Have you tried reverting to an older more reliable Skype 3.2.0.6673 (tablet) or alternatively Skype Skype 4.0.0.22082 (mobile), until a satisfactory new version of Skype is released?  This is what I, and many others are doing :-)

 

Regards, BGW.514

 

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Novel Adventurer
Thanx BGW.514,
Well I downloaded the 4.0.0.22082 one since it's for my SG3 android phone and I tried to install it but I don't think it's working 'cuz it says : "X app not installed"
Should I uninstall the version that's not working and then install the 4.0.0.22082 ? Because I think it was supposed to say : "this version will replace the one already installed" ... Your personal info won't change bla bla bla lol
Does this 4.0.0 even works on Android cell phones?
Sorry about all my questions, I guess you can call me a newbie hahaha
Thanks
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Honorary Adventurer

 

Hi Olivertwist666,

 

I had a problem similar to yours with Skype 4.5.  Reverting to this more reliable older Skype 4.0.0.22082 version, resolved the problem for many of us with smart-phones.  Others, usually with tablets, reported that Skype 3.2.0.6673, better suited their needs.  If you have a smart-phone, tap the link of the former Skype, or the latter if you have a tablet.  If your first choice does not meet your needs, the other would be worth trying. 

 

Before tapping the downloaded apk file to install the selected Skype, uninstall the current Skype, disable the Play Store “Auto-update apps” option, and enable the Android Settings (from) “Unknown sources” option.  Once installed, disable the “Unknown sources” option.  Be sure to try any future Skype release, indicated by a change of release date on the Google Play Store Skype “UPDATE” page.  If the new Skype is unsatisfactory, revert to the older Skype using the saved apk file. 

 

You can choose an even earlier Skype version if you feel that this would be beneficial.  To date. I have not experienced any security problems with any of the above web links.  Please be sure to post another reply to let me know how you go with the installation.  I should be able to help you if you encounter difficulties. 

 

If you have not already done so, you should create a good Android issue report here to help Skype improve future versions.  I am sure that a Private Message to Claudius, letting him know where your report is, would be a nice surprise, and really make his day :-) 

 

Regards, BGW.514

 

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Novel Adventurer
Thanx again for your quick response , I'll keep you posted :-D
Sincerely, Oliver
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Honorary Adventurer

 

Hi Olivertwist666,

 

I had a problem similar to yours with Skype 4.5.  Reverting to this more reliable older Skype 4.0.0.22082 version, resolved the problem for many of us with smart-phones.  Others, usually with tablets, reported that Skype 3.2.0.6673, better suited their needs.  If you have a smart-phone, tap the link of the former Skype, or the latter if you have a tablet.  If your first choice does not meet your needs, the other would be worth trying. 

 

Before tapping the downloaded apk file to install the selected Skype, uninstall the current Skype, disable the Play Store “Auto-update apps” option, and enable the Android Settings (from) “Unknown sources” option.  Once installed, disable the “Unknown sources” option.  Be sure to try any future Skype release, indicated by a change of release date on the Google Play Store Skype “UPDATE” page.  If the new Skype is unsatisfactory, revert to the older Skype using the saved apk file. 

 

You can choose an even earlier Skype version if you feel that this would be beneficial.  To date. I have not experienced any security problems with any of the above web links.  Please be sure to post another reply to let me know how you go with the installation.  I should be able to help you if you encounter difficulties. 

 

If you have not already done so, you should create a good Android issue report here to help Skype improve future versions.  I am sure that a Private Message to Claudius, letting him know where your report is, would be a nice surprise, and really make his day :-) 

 

Regards, BGW.514

 

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