Skype announced to stop phone calls within India
Skype will stop the calling facility from its application on mobile and landline phones within India from 10 November 2014.
Skype’s parent company, Microsoft on 7 October 2014 announced that Skype will stop the calling facility from its application on mobile and landline phones within India. The facility will be stopped from 10 November 2014.
The calling service of Skype allows user to make video or voice calls using Internet service for which they are charged for Internet consumed for the service.
However, Users in India can still make free Skype-to-Skype calls worldwide, international calls to mobiles and landlines and users outside India can call mobiles and landlines in India. The other features like Skype WiFi and SMSs are also available to users in India.
Recently, Intelligence Bureau (IB) has asked Department of Telecom (DoT) to block the We Phone application as it facilitates spoofing of caller id and is difficult to identify or locate the actual caller.
We Phone offered call service similar to Skype that allowed user to make free calls using mobile Internet service to other subscriber having same application. This application was freely available on Android Play Store and Apple's application store.