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Windows 7: Ads Coming to Skype Audio Calls on Windows

13 Jun 2012   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 
Ads Coming to Skype Audio Calls on Windows

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Video chat service Skype is based on conversation, so it's no surprise that the company announced today the launch of Conversation Ads, which will serve up advertisements during audio calls between non-paying customers.

The ads will appear within the Skype-to-Skype calling window during voice calls between Windows users who do not have Skype Credit or subscriptions, essentially sticking freeloaders with unavoidable ads. Skype said that call quality will remain the same for all users.
Read more at:
Ads Coming to Skype Audio Calls on Windows | News & Opinion | PCMag.com


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13 Jun 2012   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I hate to sound cheap, but those ads will likely just make me use Skype less. The only thing you pay for, is calling peoples phones through Skype, which I always thought was stupid. Why would I pay just to make the ads go away? Especially, when I can just stop using the service.
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13 Jun 2012   #3
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote:
Video chat service Skype is based on conversation, so it's no surprise that the company announced today the launch of Conversation Ads, which will serve up advertisements during audio calls between non-paying customers.

The ads will appear within the Skype-to-Skype calling window during voice calls between Windows users who do not have Skype Credit or subscriptions, essentially sticking freeloaders with unavoidable ads. Skype said that call quality will remain the same for all users.
Read more at:
Ads Coming to Skype Audio Calls on Windows | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
Will it be in the middle of the video chat if I have signed up for a free account? Or, will it be at the bottom or somewhere else that's out of the way?
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14 Jun 2012   #4
Trucidation

 

Great, now we have to yell at each other to hear ourselves over the ads.

/s
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14 Jun 2012   #5
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

My son uses this.. He says "I'll just stop using skype and find another free program"...

I wonder how many other people will be ticked off enough to just dump skype and find something else. This kind of brow beating tactic doesn't seem to be the best way to improve sales, IMHO..
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14 Jun 2012   #6
Gordon Simmons

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Not that is skype is getting very laggy lately now they're adding ads! i've recently started using "viber" it's way better on my android but on windows still skype.
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14 Jun 2012   #7
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

@Trucidation From what I read, the Ads are on the screen during a voice call not in the audio.

I have always marveled at how anyone can offer a service as useful and of the quality of Skype for Free. If Ads can keep it that way, then I have no complaint.

If eveyone looks for free with no ads, etc. then they will eventually go away in my opinion.
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14 Jun 2012   #8
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just so people understand. Its not an audio clip that interrupts your call, it is a silent picture the shows itself. So it won't be all that intrusive.
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14 Jun 2012   #9
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, now it's only a matter of time before Viber gets extended and ported to bigger platforms, and goodbye Skype. At least I'm hoping it will.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post

I have always marveled at how anyone can offer a service as useful and of the quality of Skype for Free. If Ads can keep it that way, then I have no complaint.
Skype worked just fine for years without these ads, so why should they be here now?
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14 Jun 2012   #10
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Skype worked just fine for years without these ads, so why should they be here now?
Why shouldn't they? People act so entitled. I swear.
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