Skype is not available in the US (4/6/09)?

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  1. mikelee626 macrumors newbie

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    I just trying to download Skype today (4/6/09) and itune says it is not available in the US store. Did Apple pull out skype? or it is just me?

    I tried 10am PST
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    hmm... i just downloaded it this morning, about 9am central.
     
  3. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Well for what it's worth it is still on the UK store…
     
  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    I just went to the product page on my phone (in the app store) and got that same message. Maybe ATT finally got to apple about it. Which is stupid cause it was already wifi only.
     
  5. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Just checked by searching in the App Store for Skype. The listing appears in the search results, but clicking on it produces a message that is not currently available in the U.S. App Store.

    Weird! Glad I got it right after it came out.
     
  6. Luap macrumors 65816

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    Im in the uk too, and its gone here now. I can search for it, and its there, but click on it, and it says it is not available. Im not too bothered as I already have it. But I do wonder if its been pulled??
     
  7. joemarioz macrumors member

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    That is true I have confirmed it checking on multiple stores Skype has been pulled out!
     
  8. Disturbedmaggot macrumors newbie

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    Same... just tried downloading it from my iphone and and was denied.
     
  9. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Strange.
    When I clicked on it it said I had already purchased it but if I want to download it again to click OK…

    Uh oh… I hope the phone companies haven't been throwing their weight about. :(
     
  10. krnguy712 macrumors member

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    skype lite

    I downloaded the lite version before it was "supposed" to come out ...does the lite version work like the original (for those who were lucky enough to get it) - what are the differences between lite and the full versions?

    Also - for those who got it before they took it off, no more updates are gonna be put out for both the LITE and FULL editions, correct?
     
  11. hardon macrumors regular

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    It held the no1 spot in free apps.. It's no longer there in the UK !

    Glad I already have it : )
     
  12. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Didn't Skype promise an updated release this week? Perhaps that is what's happening?

    I'd be really pissed off if the telecoms force the one decent VOIP app off the App Store. :mad:
     
  13. joemarioz macrumors member

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    What the hell !!! Are you serious?
    I bought it yesterday, that means I got the full version?
     
  14. Luap macrumors 65816

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    As I say, when I search for it, sometimes its there, sometimes it isnt. Either way, if its there to click on, I get this:

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    I hope its a glitch and that Apple have not pulled it :(
     
  15. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    glad I got it too but what a load of crap. why does apple bend over for att?
     
  16. mikelee626 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    got it!!

    after I update my itune to 8.1.1, I was able to download and install skype :)
     
  17. arkitect macrumors 601

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    I think it is just a system glitch. Hopefully! :eek:
     
  18. andrew upstairs macrumors 6502

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    Like a few others, I'm glad I downloaded when it first hit the store.
     
  19. joemarioz macrumors member

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    And why is the app not in the mobile app store???
     
  20. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't find it in the Spanish store so I went to skype's website and clicked on the link from there. It took me directly to the app page in iTunes. It's weird because it's not even showing up when I search for it :confused:
     
  21. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    you paid for skype?
     
  22. chapel321 macrumors member

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    I downloaded it today with no problem about 9:00am CST.
     
  23. joemarioz macrumors member

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    No! sorry for saying I bought it..


    It has appeared on my itunes in desktop but no on my iphone.....
     
  24. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I just did this update and now Skype doesn't even appear in a search of the App Store. It also doesn't show up in a search from the iPhone.

    If there is a promised update, it is possible the developer pulled the current version while waiting for the release of its replacement. I've seen that done once in awhile when there is a major bug in the current release.

    We can hope.
     
  25. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Are people not seeing it here? Still on 8.1 and can see it and download it no problem.
     

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