Skype for Windows Phone now requires a Microsoft account
1. Birds (Posts: 961; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Eeeeew Skype. We younginz' use Google Hangouts these days.
6. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
Most of the world from big businesses to small businesses use Skype (including television networks... ESPN, CNN, Facebook, etc...) So once yall wise up... you may wanna start using big boy apps.
I am using an Android phone now and it is violating all my apps for information and data... They may have a rivaling application, but there is a reason Google Hangouts are reserved for less formal chit chat...
Not even going to start on Lync...
14. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3267; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
You can't expect for the same old four haters to wise up... They have special needs...
9. alterecho (Posts: 1059; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Skype is good. It seems to be untouched by Microsoft (which is why it remains good).
3. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
It shouldn't make it trickier... I was prompted to join my MS account and Skype account a long time ago. So if a user is in that situation, the solution of merging works. If not, I don't see a reason why a Skype account wont work... Perhaps a link to create a MS account.
7. elitewolverine (Posts: 1196; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Indeed a link. The same way gmail was the Trojan horse with android, this will be for MS.
I know people with old hotmails and msn accounts that don't even know they have access to much more services because they are so old accounts that never had to be tied with a smartphone like gmail does. (thanks gingerbread)
8. joey_sfb (Posts: 2582; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I thought I already have a microsoft account when I sign up hot mail 10 years ago which later extend to their sky drive.
So now another account is needed? Why don't they do silence integration less confusing.
12. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 881; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
nah it will just merge it with your 10 year old account !
11. Bernoulli (Posts: 1433; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
This is old news, ever since I got my laptop this past Christmas Skype made me use my Microsoft account, I didn't mind but there's no news about this
13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3267; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Skype.... Just another great MS service... Another reason why WP is awesome!