Outage of Skype's VoIP service appears to be over

A log-in problem that shut many users out of Skype's popular VoIP service for nearly 14 hours appears to be over, but the company said more work remains to be done. At 3:53 a.m. GMT, Skype seemed to be operating normally, with users in Asia able to log in, view their contact lists, place calls, and send messages. However, there was no official confirmation on Skype's Heartbeat blog that the glitch responsible for the log-in problem had been resolved.

"We're fixing issues in our networking software and monitoring the clients getting online with increased success," the company said in a blog post at 4:00 a.m. GMT. News of the Skype outage first came at around 2:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, when the company announced that a "software issue" was preventing users from logging into the VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) service and said the problem was expected to be fixed within 12 to 24 hours. Eight hours later, the company's engineers were still working on the problem.

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This is the exact reason why I am not in the foreseeable future going to use a service like skype. I'll take a traditional phone or cell, thanks.

The outage would be irritating for me if I actually use Skype for more than just calling people when my cell phone is dead. But I still hope they get it back up and working soon.

Yeah...it's not over yet. I'm in Iraq and still can't log on. It's a pain, but for the most part this is the first serious problem I have had with Skype.

p.s. If you rely on Skype or any other online communication for business contacts and that is your only means of communication, that is not very smart.

Because one outage since 2003 is such a bad service - think about it, most land-line services have that many outages each month or even every week and you pay far more for those.

Taomyn said,
:ermm: Because one outage since 2003 is such a bad service - think about it, most land-line services have that many outages each month or even every week and you pay far more for those.

Nobody said its service is bad in general. But this outage is still a disaster for a lot of people, especially SkypeOut users who use Skype as their homephone.

2.2, we've never had an outage of our landline. As bad as AT&T is in other respects, they've been fine with thier telephone service. DSL service is another matter