I can answer the question I asked and describe how I put the symptoms into remission (so far), but can't explain the underlying problem. I'll post this to help others with the same problem, but won't accept my own answer in the hope that someone else has an answer for what is actually causing problem.
Is there a way to completely remove Skype association ...
I built http://OpenTokRTC.com to show people multi-party video chat functionality. It eventually replaced skype and google hangouts for me and my friends. Its open sourced and free, so feel free to take it for a spin!
Unfortunately, it doesn't have all of the features you require (like screen-sharing), but it nailed everything else. Hope it helps!
The answer comes from a chat with Skype support...
This is part of the chat log. Slightly edited to improve spelling and grammar, but otherwise unchanged.
When you click 'delete' in the Skype Web interface, the system actually just unlinks the Microsoft account. You now can't log into it again. With no remaining linked login systems, nobody else can ...
From the Skype FAQs:
"If you no longer want to use your Skype account, you first need to remove all your personal information from your profile... If you want us to remove your Skype Name from the Skype directory, you need to contact our Skype Customer Service. It may take up to two weeks to remove your name from the directory."
Following that guide will ...
If you are signed in to Skype but not making any calls, Skype will use on average 0-4kbps. When you make a call, Skype will use on average between 24-128kbps.
From here: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1417/How-much-bandwidth-does-Skype-need
Of course, it refers to the desktop version, but I think it's a fair assumption to extrapolate it to the mobile ...
Since Skype does not have such functionality built-in IMO your Q may be too broad to be suitable for WA.
From Carola Clavo Sep 27, 2016:
Skype doesn't have an auto-reply feature via chat, but it can respond
to calls automatically the person that calls you if you record a
message. Like an answering machine, people will hear an automated
message or ...
Microsoft claim to be prioritising Edge and Chrome due to "customer value". Blocking other browsers is one way to stop bug reports from an unsupported browser. Opera is Chromium based as well, so may not get picked up by the user-agent block.
In a statement to VentureBeat, a Microsoft spokesperson said the service requires “calling and real-time media” ...
Here is a quote directly from the Microsoft Community Forum:
"please be informed that this is not possible since it is by design that Skype is already integrated in the Web Messenger."
I don't know if it will resolve the issue, but you can try unlinking your Skype and Microsoft accounts.
Yes, it is possible.
Try the usual way, login to the web chat:
https://web.skype.com/en/?intcmp=accountweb-_-uktrybeta (if this URL doesn't work, try your normal way to initiate a chat on skype-web)
and click on your profile picture in the left top corner of the screen. In the newly opened page, at the centre, click on your profile picture, which takes you ...
Currently, this is not possible. Please see the official answer below:
How do I turn off Skype in Outlook.com?
Skype is fully integrated with Outlook.com and cannot be turned off.
We have received customer feedback that people would like the ability
to turn off Skype and we’re working on adding this feature – watch
I found the problem.
The problem is, I have a Skype account and a Microsoft account with the same email, and that accounts are not "linked" (I dont know about this). when you use a Google account, by example, your email is the same to all services... but then, Microsoft simply have 2 account systems, independent...
What I did:
Log out from Skype for Web
Web Skype can not call phones until you install a special plugin.
The plugin download will be shown when opening web Skype if your web browser supports it. Unfortunately it does not support ChromeOS, Linux, WinRT, and only supports a few specific browsers on Windows and Mac.
After installing that plugin, a "Call phones" button appears on web Skype:
it is currently not possible to delete the conversation made by Outlook.com chat, manually, but it is deleted by the system after a while.
I understand it's annoying because I also have private conversations that need removing.
From Skype Help: I have more than one Skype account:
If you have two or more Skype accounts and you want to keep just one account, that's fine – we'll close the duplicate account(s) for you.
Remember, when we close your account, everything associated with it – including contacts, purchases and history – will be lost. Make sure you've used up any ...
Just did this and I am sure it has changed. Go to the individual transaction in Activity, click on Transaction Details. From there click on View Billing Agreement. There you will find the Cancel option.
Both Google Voice and Skype Out, and similar services, are still VOIP.
Your voice gets digitized and "carried" from your computer over the internet, until it reaches a gateway server that knows how to contact a phone number and de-digitize the info back into voice etc. But your voice is definitely making its way over IP to get to its destination (as well ...