Is Skype crazy?
From the Skype web site – my emphasis
On January 18th 2007 we will announce an innovative and disruptive
pricing structure to give Skype users even more exciting and cost
effective ways to keep in touch.
Am I crazy? Does it make sense for a company with a good business model to screw things up? Why would they do this? Does anyone from Skype proof read their copy? Is disruptive good? As a customer it doesn’t sound good to me.
Normally I’d send an e-mail and point it out to them but they never acknowledge e-mails so why bother. Instead – a rant ..
Is anyone else noticing some pretty strange things about Skype? I’ve been away for a month and haven’t been using it. In fact, I got a new computer and didn’t have it installed until today.
And this is what I found –
- Suddenly all my Outlook contacts are in Skype. I didn’t ask for this. I don’t want it.
- On my website – www.aude-france-property.com – and the about page on this blog there are Skype buttons around my phone numbers. I didn’t ask for that either. And don’t want it.
And, to add insult to injury, when I clicked on the add credits button – out of sheer curiousity – this was the message – "Unfortunately Skype does not have payment methods available from your current location…" (Normally I would copy and paste the entire message but they’ve managed to disable the right click button)
So Skype, if you’re listening, keep my 5.42 euros. Put it in a savings
account. When you’re 800 years old you’ll have 600 euros. You can
keep that too.