Skype strips users of London SkypeIn numbers

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skype-logo-incontr.jpgThe PR disaster of Skype’s recent outage is still fresh in the memory, but now the VoIP company is courting further controversy by withdrawing hundreds of 0207 SkypeIn numbers from British users.

In an email, the company says: “We’re very sorry to tell you that we have to change your SkypeIn number. As some of you may know, we get SkypeIn numbers from a variety of telecoms suppliers. Unfortunately, we have to return some of the 0207 SkypeIn numbers to one of our suppliers of London numbers.”

It’s not great news, especially if you use your SkypeIn as your main business number. Skype has apologised, and according to PC Pro is offering all affected users a new SkypeIn number that’ll be free for 12 months, with free voicemail.

(via PC Pro)

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