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The Skype app for Windows smartphones decided it was so good you can’t turn it off

Excerpt from ReadWrite

Nov 13, 2012 4:49 am

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A major glitch in the preview release makes users constantly accessible to their contacts, even after they quit the app. This is especially cumbersome on Skype where contacts are spread across various time zones.

— Samantha Shankman

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Steve Ballmer talks at the Windows 8 launch in October 2012. Dell Inc. / Flickr.com


Microsoft quietly launched a preview version of Skype for Windows Phone over the weekend, with one major problem: you can’t turn it off.

That means, unfortunately, that users who don’t want to be bothered by Skype contacts pinging them morning, noon and night will be forced to turn their phones off. Even “going invisible,” another option, doesn’t help. So far, Microsoft hasn’t responded to a request for comment.

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