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skype calling from Dubai

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skype calling from Dubai

Hi there, Can anyone tell us if it is still possible to skype call from Dubai or has it been blocked? If it's no longer possible to use skype any suggestions on cheapest way to call UK from Dubai?

Thanks

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1. Re: skype calling from Dubai

I believe the service works but you can't get on the website to download, sign up or top up your account.

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2. Re: skype calling from Dubai

Sometimes you can get on the website, sometimes not - so download the client software before you arrive to be sure - 3 months ago du would allow you to access site and download the client - now they wont.

Sometimes they try to scramble it here, sometimes they dont - so get a VPN that gives you a non UAE IP Address for times they do scramble it.

Then skype will work 99% of the time and with excellent quality - I use it almost everyday with a VPN.

As in everything here in UAE - theres no hard and fast rules - its always "on the day rules" that count.....

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3. Re: skype calling from Dubai

As Swissle and Harrypic have said, pc to pc isn't always possible. Make sure you have credit on your S k y p e account and a UK based VPN. This way, even if you can't call pc to pc you can call to a UK landline which, although isn't free, is so, so much cheaper than any other option.

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Thanks all for help-will follow up your advice. Going to Dubai April7th so hoping will be working then.

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