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This article was published on October 6, 2014

Skype to stop users in India from calling domestic mobiles and landlines from November 10

Skype to stop users in India from calling domestic mobiles and landlines from November 10
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Skype users in India will soon be unable to call landlines and mobiles based inside the country.

The feature will will be unavailable from November 10, reducing the usefulness of the cross-platform call and messaging service. Skype didn’t give a reason as to why it was abandoning domestic voice calls.

Skype users in India will still be able to call landlines and mobile phones based outside of the country, however. Conversely, Skype customers in other countries can continue to call numbers based inside India.

In a support page, Skype said:

“If you’ve bought a subscription to India specifically to call within the country, you can cancel your subscription to avoid being billed in the future.

Keep in mind that before 10 November 2014, you can still use your subscription and Skype Credit to call within India, so be sure to use up any remaining minutes or credit you have before then.”

We’ve reached out to clarify why Skype is shuttering the feature.

Skype Support (via Times of India)