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Some Skype customers lose numbers



 
 
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Old November 27th 07, 04:53 PM posted to uk.telecom,uk.telecom.broadband,uk.telecom.voip
Martin Jay
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Default Some Skype customers lose numbers

[Note: crossposted to uk.telecom, uk.telecom.broadband and
uk.telecom.voip]

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/22/skype_down_again/:

"Up to 10,000 Skype customers have to change their SkypeIn number by
20 December, an email to customers advised last night.

By way of recompense, it also offered affected punters a year's free
service with voicemail and a grovelling apology.

According to the email, Skype is having to 'return some of the 0207
SkypeIn numbers' to their suppliers, though it makes no mention of
why, or to whom, these numbers need to be returned.

It seems numbers starting '020 7870' are affected, which Ofcom shows
are allocated to a company called Gamma Telecom. Skype leased these
numbers from an intermediary called GCI Telecom, who tell us that they
are still in negotiations with Skype regarding the numbers, and have
promised us a fuller explanation real soon now.

Skype's message board is full of complaints from users about to lose
their numbers, who have printed up business cards or even '...had to
pulp a mailshot to 3,000 people, already stuffed, stamped, and ready
to go, with first class stamps stuck on'."
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Old November 27th 07, 11:52 PM posted to uk.telecom,uk.telecom.broadband,uk.telecom.voip
R. Mark Clayton
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Default Some Skype customers lose numbers


"Martin Jay" wrote in message
...
[Note: crossposted to uk.telecom, uk.telecom.broadband and
uk.telecom.voip]

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/22/skype_down_again/:

"Up to 10,000 Skype customers have to change their SkypeIn number by
20 December, an email to customers advised last night.

By way of recompense, it also offered affected punters a year's free
service with voicemail and a grovelling apology.

According to the email, Skype is having to 'return some of the 0207
SkypeIn numbers' to their suppliers, though it makes no mention of
why, or to whom, these numbers need to be returned.

It seems numbers starting '020 7870' are affected, which Ofcom shows
are allocated to a company called Gamma Telecom. Skype leased these
numbers from an intermediary called GCI Telecom, who tell us that they
are still in negotiations with Skype regarding the numbers, and have
promised us a fuller explanation real soon now.

Skype's message board is full of complaints from users about to lose
their numbers, who have printed up business cards or even '...


plausible

had to
pulp a mailshot to 3,000 people, already stuffed, stamped, and ready
to go, with first class stamps stuck on'."


but this is ramping.

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Martin Jay



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Old November 28th 07, 03:21 PM posted to uk.telecom, uk.telecom.broadband, uk.telecom.voip
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Default Some Skype customers lose numbers

On 27 Nov, 16:53, Martin Jay wrote:
[Note: crossposted to uk.telecom, uk.telecom.broadband and
uk.telecom.voip]

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/22/skype_down_again/:

"Up to 10,000 Skype customers have to change their SkypeIn number by
20 December, an email to customers advised last night.

By way of recompense, it also offered affected punters a year's free
service with voicemail and a grovelling apology.

According to the email, Skype is having to 'return some of the 0207
SkypeIn numbers' to their suppliers, though it makes no mention of
why, or to whom, these numbers need to be returned.

It seems numbers starting '020 7870' are affected, which Ofcom shows
are allocated to a company called Gamma Telecom. Skype leased these
numbers from an intermediary called GCI Telecom, who tell us that they
are still in negotiations with Skype regarding the numbers, and have
promised us a fuller explanation real soon now.

Skype's message board is full of complaints from users about to lose
their numbers, who have printed up business cards or even '...had to
pulp a mailshot to 3,000 people, already stuffed, stamped, and ready
to go, with first class stamps stuck on'."
--
Martin Jay


don't panic its not as bad as it sounds both voipfone and vonage are
offering to port the effected numbers from skype to their platforms i
have just moved my number from skype to voipfone and it was working by
the next morning despite the fact i had a rather worrying call from
gci telecoms basically trying to use scare tactics to get me pay them
double what i was paying skype.

i don't how it all works with vonage but voipfone have provide some
information www.voipfone.co.uk/skype or 08005200949.

Hope this is of some help.

Tom Ford
WCM Plastics

 




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