If you are a Windows Phone 7 device user and have suddenly found your device without Skype, the company recommends making sure that you’re not still paying for subscription.
Skype for Windows Phone 7 has been discontinued. With the purpose to provide the best quality, improved security and better reliability features, the newest version of Skype has been provided. With the move to offer enhanced functionalities to the users, Skype for Windows Phone 7 has been permanently retired.
Although you can use Skype on a variety of mobile platforms such as Windows Phone 8 or 8.1, Android and iOS as well as desktop users, but Skype for Windows Phone 7 is no longer available. All Skype applications for Windows Phone 7 are retired and the users will no longer be able to take advantages of the features or services that Skype had to offer to them. This decision by the company has been influenced by the goal to provide users with the best possible experience.
The company says in a post, “So everyone can benefit from the latest improvements, we sometimes retire older versions of Skype across all platforms, including mobile devices. For that reason, we are permanently retiring all Skype apps for Windows Phone 7.”
So, these applications will disappear completely along with any support to them. The company recommends users with Skype subscription to cancel it as soon as possible, provided they don’t get a new device to enjoy the service on. If they are using other device than Windows Phone 7, they will continue paying for something they are using. “If you have a subscription that you will no longer be able to use (that is, you don’t use Skype on your computer or another mobile platform), you will want to cancel it to avoid being billed in the future,” Microsoft notes. You can also contact customer support to check whether you are eligible for a refund or not.
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