What the Skype/Nimbuzz Breakup Means To You

Nimbuzz Skype Switch Off

Yes, it’s true. Skype will no longer be accessible via Nimbuzz starting October 31, 2010. Why? Skype asked us to remove support for their service.

In 2008 we started working on creating a free mobile communications service for the way you live in the online and mobile world, today and in the future. A service used by everyone, no matter what handset, where they were located, or how they wanted to communicate. All your friends in one place, combined with free mobile calls, chat/IM or SMS/texting.

Read on for more on Skype’s decision.

We want to give you the freedom to choose and control every aspect of how you stay in touch with friends, family, and co-workers. Social Networks and IM communities are important to today’s online lifestyle, so we made sure you could connect to your friends on Nimbuzz, Facebook, Skype, Yahoo, Windows Live Messenger (MSN), AIM, GoogleTalk, ICQ and many more – after all, they’re your contacts. Communicate your way, not someone else’s.

With NimbuzzOut (launched November 2009), we took it one step further. Connect with the world saving money on international calls to mobile phones and landlines at much lower rates than traditional mobile operators, even Skype.

The folks at GigaOm agree: “Nimbuzz is on par with Skype.  Bottom line: If you are looking for a well-designed, easy-to-use, all-in-one messaging client that also makes cheap long-distance calls, then you don’t need to look any further than Nimbuzz. I have no qualms in recommending NimbuzzOut.”

Skype’s decision to ask us to stop supporting their service seems to be part of a strategy to disconnect all open third party support. So it doesn’t come as a surprise, but it is certainly unfortunate. Instead of locking you in, we will continue to let your mobile do more for you for less, and offer the same quality of free and low cost communications services. It’s your Phone. They’re your contacts. Communicate your way, not someone else’s.

For us at Nimbuzz, this news confirms our belief that we have taken the next step in the evolution of mobile communication. We created a universal communications service that lets you Demand More from your Mobile Phone.

30 million of you already agree with us and the fact that we serve over 3.65 billion mobile voice minutes per year makes us want to continue to improve and evolve Nimbuzz, the way you want to see it.

Since we were asked to remove support for Skype and SkypeOut, we figured you might appreciate it if we make our already cheaper NimbuzzOut service even more attractive!

So here is what we are doing to make things even better for you:

  • We’re offering you a 15% bonus credit to use on NimbuzzOut. That’s 15% extra on top of the credits you want to purchase. To access the 15% bonus credit, go to http://www.nimbuzzout.com and once logged-in, use this code NIMBUZZ15 (valid until end of November 2010).
  • NimbuzzOut now lets you call mobile phones and landlines in 45 countries for only 2 cents per minute!
  • NimbuzzOut is supported on more than 115 Symbian devices, all iPhone / iPod Touch, and all of the Android handsets.

So no matter who you need to reach or how you need to reach them, you can do it with Nimbuzz.

What does the Skype/Nimbuzz breakup mean to you? Please let us know in the comment section below.

299 Responses to “What the Skype/Nimbuzz Breakup Means To You”

  1. Truly bad news for Skype but good news for Nimbuzz. You rates are good and even some better than Skype.

    Joao Luis October 25th, 2010
  2. the only reason i am using nimbuzz is to use skype om my blackberry. if no more skype then no reason of wasting memoey on my blackberry for installing of nimbuzz. Worst of all, nimbuzz does not even support nimbuzzout on blackberry.

    thetnaung October 25th, 2010
  3. It means that I am no longer will use Nimbuzz :)

    Сибин Майналовски October 25th, 2010
  4. No matter…. I found Nimbuzz the best app when i was using a s40 phone… And nw i use s60 phone and still i find Nimbuzz THE BEST…… And speaking about skype… I think its strategy ‘coz they stopped their support on fring also… Maybe they are onto something…

    Jayant Raj Pandey October 25th, 2010
  5. Skype leaving Nimbuzz really doesn’t surprise me. Seem like they’ve been pulling from third party for a while now. Skype a good protocol to have, however running a single app that doesn’t have multi purpose is silly. This, (for me anyway) is where Nimbuzz becomes so important to me. One social app for all social needs. That’s hot, and that’s how you stay social all day long. Running Numbuzz in the background of your Sybian phone. The creators or makers of Skype making me choose is uncool! I’ll choose Nimbuzz overall, the same way I did against Fring. Nimbuzz today is really a hard act to follow. So guys and gals at Nimbuzz keep reinventing yourself and the rest will follow.

    Maimster October 25th, 2010
  6. This is not acceptable. Skype is not supporting any mobile platform PROPERLY! So, they shouldn’t have done this, without asking the millions of us Nimbuzz users.

    Nasir Khan October 25th, 2010
  7. so so bad for me having all networks in nimbuzz is so important for me…

    hashim October 25th, 2010
  8. I have used skype just once on nimbuzz. anyway i think it woulda made more sense if i can access all from one place

    olasam October 25th, 2010
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  12. not really cool… the only reason for having nimbuzz on cheap phones (that use GPRS/EDGE networks) is because it combines multi messaging. Mostly been using it for simultaneous online messaging in two or three protocols (including skype). Now that it is not going to be supported… not really cool at all

    Nobuzz October 25th, 2010
  13. this is a very bad news to me, cause using nimbuz and call to skype contact gives me a very clear voice without any disconection. though i have skype directly installed but calling from that sucks.. a very bad news..

    Basir October 25th, 2010
  14. Not surprising but annoyed on it! Not the first time that Skype does that (I remember it happened on Fring too).
    Sure I use Nimbuzz mainly for messaging, so losing Skype will mean losing a lot of contacts inside Nimbuzz.
    At this step should we install both Nimbuzz and Skype into the same phone? But with a problem: Skype into Symbian is good, but not yet right into Android phones (and I use alternatively, Nokia and HTC Android…).

    P.S. About Nimbuzzout? I did not try it yet, for two reasons: 1) Not a geographic fixed number for incoming calls, and 2) Not so cheap calls to Italian mobile phones…

    In any case, Nimbuzz remains a very good social networking app (not only Skype exists for messaging!!) and I’ll continue to use!

    Roberto October 25th, 2010
  15. That’s BS. I used Nimbuzz because I was able to connect to skype. I don’t know if I can make phone calls to my country now (Venezuela) using nimbuzzout

    freakyfingers October 25th, 2010
  16. Skype is self destructing in slow motion but I think it’s fairly safe to say it’s over for Skype long term.

    SteveINtheUKok October 25th, 2010
  17. really it means to me much , because i like to use skype all time , and also i think that Nimbuzz is one of most important social programmers ( all in one ) , but whatever happened , i’ll still use Nimbuzz, but i wish if your stuff will try to fix that problem, also when Skype was broke up from Frings , really i didn’t use it so much after that , i think it’s important to keep it

    ahmedzalatta October 25th, 2010
  18. What this means is that Skype is cutting everyone off and they feel they can go it on their own. What they don’t realize is that they are creating ill will and people can and will go elsewhere. They did this with Fring a few months ago and the result for me was that I cut off all subscriptions that I had with Skype and use them only in emergencies.

    Jerry October 25th, 2010
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  21. @Joao Luis
    @Jayant Raj
    Thanks for your support ! :)
    @Сибин Майналовски
    You can still use calling and chat messaging via Nimbuzz.
    Nice comment, Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

    queralt escrich October 25th, 2010
  22. @freakyfingers
    Yes we do support calls to Venezuela using NimbuzzOut, check out our rates: http://www.nimbuzz.com/en/nimbuzzout/rates

    queralt escrich October 25th, 2010
  23. Though Skype is going to pull out from nimbuzz, it does not mean that end of era. We clearly understand that any Company does protect of their business interest but they should have to think for those customers using Nimbuzz after all customer is King.I hope if any solution comes, would welcome.

    Jitender Sisodia October 25th, 2010
  24. I could see this coming. It happened to fring a few months back.

    I dont know who’s behind these decisions at skype. Skype is not supported on most earlier symbian phones and other handsets and nimbuzz gave that great option.

    If they think their stopping of nimbuzz would drive people to forcibly install their unstable app, then sorry for them.

    Nimbuzz any day, all day !!!!

    iPod October 25th, 2010
  25. i love nimbuzz ,it is the best app ever. i helped to make it famous in my country as i was from the Libyan used this , we really do nt care if Skype with us or not , am loving it , for three years and it still the best , keep it up dears management , and i will always be your hand in my country and i will share this on my pages. Love <3

    Scofield October 25th, 2010
  26. bad news for skype! Nimbuzz is still the best messaging app.

    pajica123 October 25th, 2010
  27. It means nothing much. Only this makes me to run simultaneously Skype and Nimbuzz on my phone. More energy consuming from battery but loosing cross-talks between apps. It’s not an elegant move, anyway.

    Geza Farkas October 25th, 2010
  28. As i was the First one who used it in Libya ****

    Scofield October 25th, 2010
  29. one more thing . let us make a video call in our nimbuzz and let every one forget about skype :P :D

    Scofield October 25th, 2010
  30. I have been a loyal user of Nimbuzz for a very long time, have used it on my various symbian devices & works perfectly for me. No skype through nimbuzz doesn’t hurt me much as i wasnt using it..I use skype through my desktop/laptop so no worries, however i would like to thank ppl at Nimbuzz for making a kicka$$ application, which is stable & lets me connect to almost every community i am using.

    Faysall October 25th, 2010
  31. nevermind skype. as long as i can have google talk and live messenger on my phone, i’m happy

    Henrique Martin October 25th, 2010
  32. No matter. Everyone uses Skype, anyways. Much more important to have that app loaded than this. I’ll leave this for the kids.

    Cheeky October 25th, 2010
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  34. totally bs what the hell skype closing doors this is plain shit

    Talal October 25th, 2010
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  36. Well looks like Fring’s story rings truer in the whole Fring vs Skype spatt. One thing made me jump ship from Fring was the lack of a PC client. Nimbuzz doesn’t have this problem, so I’ll be asking my friends and family to install the Nimbuzz client. Skype might be staying for work, but a lot of the people I would with overseas like having their Skype account on their phones, so Skype really needs to sort out more then just booting third party clients off their network.

    Mahou Saru October 25th, 2010
  37. i love nimbuzz since the moment i got it. I use skype on my laptop but nimbuzz on my fone. But i realised that i ended up using nimbuzz even more than i use skype infact,i use nimbuzzout every single day! So gradually skype is starting to sink… Nimbuzz is more clear wen callin and its much much cheaper. Screw skype, go nimbuzz!!

    olive October 25th, 2010
  38. no problem if Nimbuzz will full support video call!

    Roby October 25th, 2010
  39. anstatt die sachen einfacher zu machen……sie komplizierter zu gestalten, das gibt einen unkorrekt von mir für skype

    saponarogabriel October 25th, 2010
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  42. Means no more Nimbuzz for me. Using imo.im instead. Sorry folks…

    Andreas October 25th, 2010
  43. @Roby
    We aim to support it in the future.
    In order to gather your feedback and comment could you write to us in English?
    Sad to hear that. We will still provide free voip calling to Nimbuzz,MSN,Gtalk & Yahoo as well as cheap rates using NimbuzzOut.

    queralt escrich October 25th, 2010
  44. @queralt escrich: I need the §%§&%/ Skype cause some of my friends use Skype only as IM, sad but true…

    Andreas October 25th, 2010
  45. Well Skype, also is a communication company. Seeing nimbuzz gaining more and more market share, Skype would react, of course. It’s just business. Yet, nimbuzz offer value for money. With great chat experience, IM Support, free text and we should not forget that nimbuzz is a social networking app. So all these elements make nimbuzz a solid reactor. If nimbuzz market its product like it should, there’s no doubt, it’s gonna overtake Skype. Furthermore, nimbuzz hit the right platform, which is mobile phones. Those fools who think nimbuzz is useless without Skype, let them think whatever they want.

    Mr.Kevin October 25th, 2010
  46. very bad news……….by SKYPE……….attack’s on mobile freedom………

    Faisal October 25th, 2010
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  52. I dont even use skype anyway nor I like it nor I care abt it, and they can break off nimbuzz and I wont give a damn shit abt that. nimbuzz in itself is good.

    elie mouawad October 25th, 2010
  53. I had been using Nimbuzz because it used to combine Yahoo! Messenger with Skype, using very few resources. And I need every single byte of RAM on my Nokia device. Once there’s no further support for Skype in Nimbuzz, I won’t use it as much as I did before.

    Mike October 25th, 2010
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  55. This is sad news to be losing Skype on the Nimbuzz app because the Skype app for Symbian phones is a total waste of phone resources. It uses too much battery, RAM and doesn’t even work smoothly, good way to go Skype :roll: I’ll just give up on my Skype contacts and hopefully I can encourage them to join me as a happy Nimbuzz customer.

    Andre Vivian October 25th, 2010
  56. very very bad news , now i can’nt know who is online from my family who are using skype , i mainly use skype for chating so pls can you at least keep CHAT feature for skype work please.

    huseinmk October 25th, 2010
  57. Well Skype you suck, it seems that I will be asking for msn contacts from now on so I can keep all my contacts in one application.
    You guys at skype are a disgrace to your customers.
    You have just created a mentality of being unreliable, inconsiderate and selfish towards the end user.

    Shawn October 25th, 2010
  58. This development is unfortunate!

    Jack Nyamwaya October 25th, 2010
  59. This is bad
    i use Nimbuzz because it is contain Skype

    Emad Al-Sokkarry October 25th, 2010
  60. Very bad news. The real losers however will be Skype, not Nimbuzz. What Skype fail to realise is that their own application gets more not less promotion by being used in other apps. Removing it from nimbuzz will almost certainly mean more people dumping Skype altogether. As very stupid decision indeed.

    formidible October 26th, 2010
  61. if you’re really against this, delete your skype accounts. Not gonna’ arouse their interest by anything less.

    a October 26th, 2010
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  65. No more skype for me :-P I don’t wanna leave nimbuzz (Y)

    Carl October 26th, 2010
  66. This is a real shame. I have used nimbuzz on most of my symbian phones, and now on my Android phone. I first used the app for facebook chat and found that skype actually works quite a lot better on nimbizz then their own client and my Android phone has no decent client for skype at all. I have never found the need to use Nimbuzz out, but when skype goes I will give it a try and get my friends and family to move away from skype and move on to a much better app, Nimbuzz. Thanks guys for making such a great all in one chat client, I have already convinced many people to use Nimbuzz, now I have even more reason to do so.

    Dwrhys October 26th, 2010
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  69. Dnt give a f*** about skype,as long as i an call and chat with my nimbuzz and yahoo contacts…im good!
    go nimbuzz…u’r the best!

    mys October 26th, 2010
  70. Do your best to find an agreement to have at least skype chat connection working with Nimbuzz

    ice.man October 26th, 2010
  71. Sad news for third party applications

    Ving October 26th, 2010
  72. Good decision skype because nimbuzzz is rubbish. Go skype.

    Randomiser October 26th, 2010
  73. @all
    Thanks for your comments and feedback.
    We are glad to read most of you are happy to stay using Nimbuzz, for those who will not, it is sad for us, but we will keep providing calling to Nimbuzz, MSN, Yahoo & Gtalk contacts as well as cheap calling rates using NimbuzzOut.
    Kind Regards,

    queralt escrich October 26th, 2010
  74. it means that skype can suck it!!

    Frankie October 26th, 2010
  75. Don’t worry about that much. Skype have also disconnected from fring. I guess they are ready to release a usable client on Android and Symbian.

    APOO October 26th, 2010
  76. I think this is a move that Skype had to make as they can’t compete with leading SIP providers, such as Tpad, who have SIP settings pre-loaded onto Nimbuzz and worldwide call rates 30% cheaper than Skype.

    Many SIP providers work exactly like Skype in terms of calling but come with added benefits such as Free Incoming DID Numbers, free voicemail, PBX features and also compatible with any VoIP / SIP devices.

    If any Nimbuzz users want to try a SIP provider instead of Skype then try out Tpad @ http://www.tpad.com/at-home

    How to Make Free / Low Cost Calls using a SIP Provider e.g. Tpad:
    1. Create a Free Tpad Account – https://secure.tpad.com/signup/
    2. You will then receive your Tpad VoIP / SIP Details including your very own Internet Telephone Number. e.g. 1700012
    3. Enter your Tpad account details into your Nimbuzz Software (Settings – SIP Provider – Tpad)
    Username = YourTpadNumber@sip.tpad.com (e.g. 1700012@sip.tpad.com)
    Password = Your Tpad Password
    Call in full international format, e.g. 00+CountryCode+AreaCode+Number

    Special Tpad Call Rates for Nimbuzz Users:

    Steven Johns October 26th, 2010
  77. i tried to install their app on my nokia 6720c and guess what, a message pops up saying -your device is not supported – they are liers they do not support all symbian devices -SKYPE YOU ARE LOSER – VIVA NIMBUZZ

    huseinmk October 26th, 2010
  78. For me this breakup means that I will not use Nimbuzz anymore.

    Davide Perini October 26th, 2010
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  80. That’s really bad news for us… :(

    Prakash Shrestha October 26th, 2010
  81. I have official Skype installed but I use Nimbuzz for Skype because I don’t have an unlimited data plan and Skype app consumes more data(in fact double) than Nimbuzz so I have to pay more. Skype really should not have done this. Now I’ll tell my contacts to move on with Nimbuzz. Boo Skype for this movement. Same thing happened with Fring too, what are Skype up to anyway by cutting of loyalty to its own consumers, even they are from 3rd party applications; they are their consumers too anyway!!

    Mausam October 26th, 2010
  82. now how will i use skype in symbian 2nd edition?

    Rohan Bojja October 26th, 2010
  83. Skype want all the mobile users on their own apps.
    Simple as that. Expect more 3rd party developers to lose Skype support. Also Skype and Facebook are coming together, its part of a master plan.
    Don’t use either of them !
    Fight on Nimbuzz , find another Voip partner and do your own thing. Good luck !!!!

    David DD October 26th, 2010
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  87. I am shocked. Anyway, I am with nimbuzz

    Mamunur Rashid October 26th, 2010
  88. skype breakup with nimbuzz lol for safety reason..skype want service user as best as they can do(maybe they dont trust nimbuzz or they wanna make chatroom to in their app xD we can say it jelous because nimbuzz most better) and as we know the best of skype is just their video call xD but my emotional and deep questions :D is what if nimbuzz add video calling features? isnt it would be more and more cool than skype? we can think about it together :D

    ManGaga October 26th, 2010
  89. […] has announced that it has told third-party software maker Nimbuzz that as of October 31, it has to remove access to Skype from its software offering. Nimbuzz will comply and as of Halloween, users of the software will no […]

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  90. […] market, without third-parties offering access to the Skype network. So they forced Nimbuzz to shut down their Skype features like they shut down Fring, with lawyers, though with less public acrimony. Skype has the power to […]

    Skype Fring’d Nimbuzz: Another blow to Skype’s developer program | Ugli October 27th, 2010
  91. Chatting on Skype for Symbian is simply inconvenient. Stay with Nimbuzz, use Google Talk.

    chayanin October 27th, 2010
  92. Skype on the desktop is phenomenal, however mobile is another story. Both Iphone and Android apps stink for calling.

    How on earth Nimbuzz made Skype mobile calling work so well yet Skype themselves can’t is beyond me.

    For my mobile needs I’ll definitely give Nimbuzz out a try.

    Jim October 27th, 2010
  93. @ all
    For all sad faces, there’s nimbuzzOut nah?
    Let’s be positive a little, atleast!

    Mr.Kevin October 27th, 2010
  94. Hey guys comeon… I’m not gonna stop using nimbuzz… Coz Nimbuzz ROCKZZZ………. :)

    Yousuf Ali October 27th, 2010
  95. Not surprisd at all,been xpecting dat…bt hey! Who cares? I stil hv twitter,facebook,yahoo,aim,nimbuzzout. Am OK!

    jason October 27th, 2010
  96. Skype sucks. I’m boycotting Skype completely. They’re not geting any more of my money and Skype on my computer has been deleted. I’ve not used NimbuzzOut before, but I will give it a go.

    I guess this was coming. Skype want to play nice and do deals with the mobile telcos, and I guess using Nimbuzz to connect to Skype doesn’t fit their revenue model.

    Andrew Woodvine October 27th, 2010
  97. […] uit hun product, leek het er even nog op dat er echt een inhoudelijke basis voor was. Maar nu Skype ook van Nimbuzz verlangt dat ze per 1 november aanstaande de ondersteuning voor Skype uit hun product verwijderen lijkt het […]

    ArtikelNU.nl » Blog Archive » Skype versus Nimbuzz October 27th, 2010
  98. Skype may have a reason for disconnecting 3rd party companies but this is disrespectful of their users. I cannot understand why they would want to earn less money either (skype out). The Skype company should at least leave some presence and chatting support in other applications.

    dakiro October 27th, 2010
  99. It’s a shame. Unfortunately, it also means that I have to delete Nimbuzz because I was only using Skype via Nimbuzz.

    Devon October 27th, 2010
  100. Well, thats really unfortunate!!!
    Unlike Skype, Nimbuzz is always having issues!!Like, everyday im using the service, it jst disconnects all of a sudden… Disconnection issues!! be it on my Phone or PC!!!
    Despite having more services than Skype,i like the Nimbuzz Call quality but the service should include some enhancers like those of yahoo messenger…change of window colour,theme,size… and later features like Video conferencing.

    Kaimarah October 27th, 2010
  101. @all
    Thanks for your honest comments.
    We are glad to see that some of you will stay using Nimbuzz, and is also good to know which are the reasons of seeing some users leave.
    In regards of the Feature suggestions you have suggested, yes, we aim to support Video calling in the future, stay tuned to our Blog, more news about it will be announced here!
    Kind Regards

    queralt escrich October 27th, 2010
  102. well, skype will for sure loose some customers. They will probably never bring Google, Yahoo and all other service into their application. Have they forgot live is about sharing these days.

    Morné Hewett October 27th, 2010
  103. I’m using Nimbuz for Chat purposes manly and as an integrated application for all my accounts (skype inluded)..
    At this point, without Skype support for chat i think i will migrate to another application (for example IM+)

    Leandro October 27th, 2010
  104. I think someone felt competition around the corner and decided to act right-away and NOT understanding the implication, I don’t think Nimbuzz had the intention to take Skype’s people, but Skype felt that way, I have always connected with my Skype people via Nimbuzz and was not a problem, I bought Skype credits didn’t care if I was connected via another app to get all of my people in one house, I love Skype and Nimbuzz for different reasons and to see them divorce is a pity..

    I am thinking of closing one account and continue with the other, since my feeling and love was not respected, fate has decided that I stay with one… Nimbuzz & Skype will know soon which one of them I am staying with… wish you good luck in your divorce…

    Paul October 27th, 2010
  105. It is only war of names.
    None of the new functionality is added and nothing is lost
    It is absolutely true that skype supports more devices than nimbuzz.
    Users has to give additional memory to run skype application.(this is a minor alteration)

    Enjoy Nimbuzz It is great for social Networking & calling too . . .

    Mandheer Pabreja October 27th, 2010
  106. well, perhaps skype is changing the way they’ll offer services, maybe it’ll no longer be free. Or perhaps they are jealous people are not using the official skype app. And they want nimbuzz out of their ‘bidness’. Oh well. Good app-nimbuzz- anyways.

    ifeoluwa walter October 27th, 2010
  107. i want the latest version of nimbuzz

    najeeb October 27th, 2010
  108. […] Read […]

    Nimbuzz removes Skype support October 28th, 2010
  109. i am sad for the discontinuation of skype from nimbuzz, but i am sure this separation will be harmfull for skype and not nimbuzz. I love nimbuzz and support nimbuzz for all its decisions, step forward nimbuzz, we are with you always.

    tamhid October 28th, 2010
  110. @najeeb
    You can download teh compatible version directly from our site:
    OR from your phone browser going to get.nimbuzz.com

    queralt escrich October 28th, 2010
  111. Too bad!!!! :(((((((((((((((( I only used skype and now it’s gone. Bye nimbuzz

    dino October 28th, 2010
  112. Those guys (skype) are fools…
    The only way they’d have marketed their product was partnering with many other similar organisations… Now the fools partnered with with facebook and left Nimbuzz and fring.
    I didn’t know even big organisations like skype can ever think of such funny/poor marketing strategies!

    Kaimarah October 28th, 2010
  113. You guys are well and truly on your way to becoming the best “connecting factor” on this planet. I just hope you don’t focus too much on nimbuzzout and forget about the text chat abilities. I also hop you don’t join the global band-wagon in forgetting that Symbian is an OS also and the most used at that and developing apps for iphone only

    psalmsninetyone October 29th, 2010
  114. What it means to me is that I might try Nimbuzz out, and I WILL delete Skype from all my machines

    rob October 29th, 2010
  115. never cared for skype,
    not before, not now, not even later, they have the most stupid client on pc, worst in commuincatons
    keep the good work nimbuzz, u r the best

    Imad MWK October 29th, 2010
  116. For me nimbuzz is the best

    Bhoy velasco October 29th, 2010
  117. Just support caller id please!
    your rates are good
    but when i need to call with my number i switch to skype

    good day

    Ron October 29th, 2010
  118. This is bad. Skype voice calls thru Nimbuzzz was acceptable thru my Satellite Internet connection. It was the only reason I used Nimbuzzz. Skype thru PC and other connections are very choppy. It worked ok thru Nimbuzzz. Now I have no VoIP options.

    Vincez October 29th, 2010
  119. This feature matters for some and not for other. To me its a great loss, NimBuzz is a nice client and gives my access to several service options.

    To those that it matters please let skype know (you can reach them via e-mail at contactus@skype.net)

    Ken October 30th, 2010
  120. Nimbuzz is best in all aspects. I’m using it through cell phone & PC to communicate & keep-in-touch w/family. Lacking of Skype is NO matter.
    Good Luck Nimbuzz & Keep always on TOP.

    Amin Khan October 30th, 2010
  121. I am using nimbuzz out credit . But calling monthly package to india is very cheap in skype . Let nimbuzz give same offer to india calling . See in fring after break up with skype they started fring out and to india only one cent . Nimbuzz out is still costly for india

    Shetty narayana October 30th, 2010
  122. It is a pity to lose a connecion with skype on nimbuzz. But more important for me is that in Nimbuzz you can never add more than one jabber account at the same time!

    georgy October 30th, 2010
  123. The same recently happened to Fring.
    So I discovered NimbuzzOut and found a superior phone call quality, much more than with Skype.
    I’ll never go with skype again.
    The only pity is that I will lose the ability to chat with friends that use skype only.

    NikDZL October 30th, 2010
  124. No more Nimbuz any more …

    Matjaz October 30th, 2010
  125. Well about 300 of my coworkers were introduced to Nibuzz last week especially the feature for Skype. every one was ecstatic to see and hear that they no longer have to sit at their desks to communicate on Skype which is or main source of communication. In my case I made a strong point that even when Skype stopped working on my desktop I could still get it on me Nokia 3120 classic and I did not have to wait on the technician to come an fix it (usually required formating the HDD in the case the annoying Skype lie “disk full” error)Well I can say every one will be happy till Sunday night then on Monday I have no job out of shame and disgrace. How can I face my coworkers who praised me so much last week?

    Ultimate Choice October 30th, 2010
  126. I have been using Nimbuzz since 2 years and never ever had a problem.

    Can’t believe that someone can provide such an excellent.

    I always recommend Nimbuzz to my friends and often get it loaded on their cellphone and computers ;)

    Looking forward for excellent Call quality and rate so that ‘I really can use Nimbuzz for my Long Distance Calling Service’

    Marshall October 30th, 2010
  127. its really bad :( already they removed support for FRING, now NIMBUZZ :( no one likes to have two apps skype & numbuzz installed in mobile cz it ll reduce speed of older S60 mobiles. so every1 like to have only nimbuzz there4 it ll be a loss to skype..!!!! X(

    rajaspidey October 30th, 2010
  128. I really shock to heard this news and don’t understand why skype doing this. may be there some good reason, but from my side i want to say Nimbuz is a best friend of skype. we hope skype will again shake his hand with its old friend…

    Here at my organization skype is so much popular bcz of Nimbuz. im at IT section and i personally introduce Nimbuz to everyone. everyone so much happy to see skype with Nimbuzz but i dont know what will happened now…

    may be both side will be lost their reputation or not… but once again i want to say Nimbuzz is grate!

    Shahin October 30th, 2010
  129. Why? Skype have not offered an alternative for us Blackberry users (BOLD 9700). I am very disappointed, Skype have let us down AGAIN. They keep updating their app for the iphone, why can’t they make an app for all Blackberries? The BOLD 9700 was recently voted in the top 3 smart phones yet STILL Skype drag their heels.
    Nimbuzz obviously had a good thing but perhaps didn’t try hard enough to save their relationship with skype and now just like every other half decent skype app, they have been switched off. Complete disappointment all round.

    Rowan October 30th, 2010
  130. What a shame of Skype!
    I discovered Nimbuzz as skype stopped being part of Fring’s service and as Mobile skype is a crap!
    I don’t really use other IMs than Shitpe as they vehicle so much spam and I also consider them being teenager’s toys and no real communication tool.
    I did appreciate so much being able to do video calls from my Nokia to show my thai girlfriend the nice places I did visit around my $wiss home…
    I know, Nimbuzz did not offer video calls to skype but still, skype is doing great efforts to become a “niche” market!
    Janus Fries, please take skype back in your hands, make it light as it had originally been and open it to other Multi-IM services as Fring and Nimbuzz.
    Skype has become so heavy it is even able to freeze my PC and it’s a shit to use on my N95.
    Thank you Nimbuzz for your efforts

    cedrac October 30th, 2010
  131. Reallybad news for me because I was using Nimbuzz daily really great app. I was in contact with my family in Europe every day so now that will not be possible. Skype app has a terible reception and via 3G is not posible to talk… For me really bad news… Please tell me what options do I have???

    Marko Croatia October 30th, 2010

    SANTOSH October 30th, 2010
  133. Bye bye Nimbuzz. I only use Nimbuzz because it provides a better skype service than skype.

    jb October 31st, 2010
  134. Every thing is right. But when i connect nimbuzz it always shows server busy and i am not able to use nimbuzz first of all from my mobile phone

    rksudhagar October 31st, 2010
  135. if you want to solve this issue,and to not loose all your customer, it very easy just create a pc version of nimbuzz and that all

    sam October 31st, 2010
  136. @Ultimate Choice you just man up and say how it is

    joe October 31st, 2010
  137. The worst is the skype POS software made for Android is BLOATWARE, about 10 times larger footprint than any other software on my Android phone. BOO @ Skype!!

    John October 31st, 2010
  138. Next time, what else to remove from nimbuzz, I do not understand why this happens

    sukoindarto October 31st, 2010
  139. It is a shame and unfortunatly i will have to stick with skype as nimbuzzout credit can not be obtained using paypal or any other payment method for people without creditcard….

    jermaine October 31st, 2010
  140. Skype software STINKS. On my E71, you cannot leave the Skype app running like Nimbuzz. So when you get a phone call or want to do anything else, Skype app closes rather than run in the background. Too bad.

    Rafi October 31st, 2010
  141. This makes numbuzz useless to me… Thanks!

    Victor October 31st, 2010
  142. It’s Sad that a large company like skype, compete by stopping others’ support, not by reducing their rates.
    Afterall, I only care for the Rate not for the company name. And Nimbuzz is the Lowest rates I ever saw.

    One little thing Nimbuzz have consider, ADD other payment options , Moneybookers, Paypal, Webmoney .

    Ayman El-Shaikh October 31st, 2010
  143. Stupid Skype. They just shoot themselves in their feet.

    Lokko October 31st, 2010
  144. For a long time now, watching Skype do what Skype does, is like watching a car accident in slow motion…
    Compared to SIP, Skype really sucks..

    NimBuzzes connection quality to Skype users is far superior than Skype’s own app..

    As we’ve seen for other companies, the bigger they think they get the more likely they are to fall (apart)…

    Skype’s own desire to monopolize itself, may be it’s own un-doing…

    Clipbrd November 1st, 2010
  145. Bad News, becoz skype was the main IM and VoIP Service I use with Nimbuzz.

    Bu I’ll look forward.

    Ankara Web November 1st, 2010
  146. The only reason i am using Nimbuzz is to use Skype om my blackberry. Worst of all, nimbuzz does not even support nimbuzzout on blackberry. Also it takes lot of time to start nimbuss on blackberry.

    Anand November 1st, 2010
  147. What you guys at Nimbuzz should do is:

    1. Make your NimbuzzOut and Nimbuzz-to-Nimbuzz voice quality BETTER than Skype – which you should be able to, since you guys are also using the same voice codec;
    2. Allow NimbuzzOut Subscriptions (ie. Unlimited World calling) – this is the strongest advantage of SkypeOut today;
    3. Provide Local Numbers in more countries than Skype aka SkypeIn Numbers – this is the biggest weakness of SkypeOut; and
    4. Interoperate with Fring (the enemy of my enemy is my friend);
    5. Make sure you have clients for BOTH Desktop and Mobiles AND all OSes (ie. Windows, Linux, Mac etc.) – this is a strength of Skype as well.

    I hope you take my comment seriously and may you become a formidable alternative to Skype… sadly, competitors such as Google Voice and SIP are nowhere near to Skype at the moment.

    Rykel Lim November 1st, 2010
  148. @Ultimate Choice: ask them to be “friends” on Nimbuzz network and you will be able to be on mobile and also use Nimbuzz PC client and do free voice and IM with them! :-) isn’t that cool?

    Buddy November 1st, 2010
  149. yes, it is a shame. Skype’s aggressive strategy is going to cost them clients. They are abusing their power in the market. I’ll be moving away from them.

    lausianne November 1st, 2010
  150. Its obvious that skype will loose customers…But i really dont understand what they think of by doing this… Do they think that we will buy other mobile phones to get to use skype? Thats non-sense! From now on skype is not a voip service to be used! Nimbuzz i thank you for your support and letting us to use all applications in one! You really do great job! Keep it up!

    rkursun November 1st, 2010
  151. N0t good!.. Aaarrgggghhh!! Bring it back! Ahw.

    Chris November 1st, 2010
  152. to me being able to fulfill ur social needs on one platform is about the best thing that could happen to social networking.so thumbs up to nimbuzz and skype could go to hell.i dont use the application anyway.

    neyopumpin November 1st, 2010
  153. Who cares about Skype! – Nimbuzz does everything I need (and better than any other App I’ve found).

    My experience is that users don’t like it when large organizations try to control how people can use their software

    chris November 1st, 2010
  154. @psalmsninetyone

    Definately try Nimbuzzout – I use it on my android phone to make 1p/min calls from abroad to landlines in the UK. VERY good call quality (for VOIP).

    I actually have skype (I’m on 3 the only network to be allowed to run it on mobiles now) but they disable it when you’re outside of the UK

    chris November 1st, 2010
  155. Sad, I liked Nimbuzz. Without Skype it looses so many contacts though!

    ralle November 1st, 2010
  156. I think you will need videocall support and international sms that you can find in skype app, i love nimbuzz but it does not have jabber(XMPP) support that i need for other IM like the Ovi Chat, and others

    Alejandro November 1st, 2010
  157. too bad for skype
    nimbuzz all da way for mee

    hjiddah November 1st, 2010
  158. How to delete Skype from my list of Accounts to stop the annoying ‘Oops’ message? Frankly I never found Nimbuzz worked very well with Skype, and it always logged out by itself after a few minutes and gave me the ‘Oops’ message.
    I’ll still continue to use Nimbuzz for my other IM accounts, because even though it’s a bit flaky it’s better than the MSN and Yahoo clients for Symbian.

    David Byrne November 1st, 2010
  159. Really a problem for Android users because Skypes own app is much too big

    dave November 1st, 2010
  160. I Like Nimbuzz! Its a great multi-messenger with nice usability…
    The most important decision to start using nimbuzz was the skype support. Skype is a must-have for my business an its really important to use it on my blackberry.
    In the new version for Blackberry Skype has gone and facebook doesnt work.
    Bad for me but I dont see a reason anymore to use Nimbuzz.
    I’m very sorry because i liked nimbuzz so much before last changes! i’m out…

    Rick November 1st, 2010
  161. First, you failed in supporting Windows for mobile for the future.
    Second, now you do not connect to skype anymore.
    I am curious what bad news you have next, probably another reason not to use nimbuzz anymore.

    TIE November 1st, 2010
  162. Now Nimbuzz hasn’t got any utility for me anymore… Coz all my friend hav Skype or ICQ! Bye Nimbuzz!

    Timo November 1st, 2010
  163. no Skype means I’ll be dropping Nimbuzz – Skype on my phone was the only reason for me to use it I’m afraid.

    Paul November 1st, 2010
  164. Hi Nimbuzz,

    I love openness, and i hate protectionism. So i loathe Skype. But tell me, Nimbuzz, if you are so open, why is there no voip connectivity with the likes of Fring?

    Regards, Vincent

    vincent November 2nd, 2010
  165. Shame… I used nimbuzz a lot with my E71 as the skype via NB worked so much better than the Skype app installed… Plus having all my IMs on one app… Haven’t used NB since moving to iPhone though. NB will grow even more w/o Skype… What r they really up to over at Skyle????

    Kaizen November 2nd, 2010
  166. really great product gets cut-off. now i have got a problem not only connecting to skype (evidently has to be) but also to icq – and i don’t know why. in any of the two cases the same message appears. and i can’t delete the skype account because “service unavailable” message blocks it. so please give us some update.

    nokia c5-00 user

    amic November 2nd, 2010
  167. All can make own skype api and attach it to nimbuzz
    just like me :)

    sk November 2nd, 2010
  168. we can’t use NIMBUZZ without SKYPE

    Moham November 2nd, 2010
  169. Its very very bad news that skype breakup with nimbuzz.I can’t imagine my life without skype. its very bad for nimbuzz. no more with nimbuzz

    Amit November 2nd, 2010
  170. Skype login uses >500KB of trafic on my Symbian phone.
    Nimbuzz takes <50kb …

    Using skype on 3G/GPRS network is just unacceptable.

    Simple User November 2nd, 2010
  171. The simple facts… No-one wants to sign up to yet another small time communication service like Nimbuzz just to make the app work on their phones. Most of us used Nimbuzz to access our established accounts on other much bigger and widely used services like Skype. Skype is brilliant and without access to my Skype account, i’m afraid Nimbuzz is simply useless and I have already deleted it from my phone.
    It was a great app but was only great because of its integration with Skype.
    Good luck in the future. If you find a way to bring FULL Skype access (including true VOIP over DATA connections including WiFi) to the Blackberry in the UK, you will be the FIRST to do so and will be HUGELY in demand.

    Best wishes

    Rowan November 2nd, 2010
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  175. was gonna start using nimbuzz, but probably wont any longer.

    damn skype idiots – cant even video call with skype using their software for nokia!

    zayd November 2nd, 2010

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  179. I had a real headache of a day looking for something better than Nimbuzz for my E63 and in the end there is none better than Nimbuzz I think. God bless you folks. Pat

    Patrick Barry November 2nd, 2010
  180. Only reason i am using nimbuzz is to use skype I can’t use NIMBUZZ without SKYPE

    OLG November 2nd, 2010
  181. I first tried the NimbuzzOut service after the breakup with Skype. I actually liked it better than Skype and the costs in some cases are even lower! Congrats for the service.
    The problem is just that the client for my device (HTC’s Tattoo) is still not as good as I expected. It has some bad interface choices and seemed a little buggy to me.
    I’m sure that it will be improved soon and when it happens, Nimbuzz will probably be my most used tool for overseas communication!

    Aluizio Oliveira November 3rd, 2010
  182. Nimbuzz is one of the best (and only) useful application I currently have on my Symbian phone, there are better alternatives then Skype … Nimbuzz already replaced it.

    Ali November 3rd, 2010
  183. Only skypeOut is better than nimbuzzOut because I can pay money and i gat it for 180 days.At this time I got to make one out call to keep my balans ON. Make it at nimbuzz and you’ll be the best. other thing is alredy better

    Ilija November 3rd, 2010
  184. @Ilija
    You can use your NimbuzzOut credits for at least 6 months (which is more than 180days).

    queralt escrich November 4th, 2010
  185. @David Byrne
    We have discontinued the Skype integration, we are aware some user still receive this error message when login to Nimbuzz.
    We are working in order to have this removed as soon as possible
    Thanks for your understanding.

    queralt escrich November 4th, 2010
  186. nimbuzz iz exelent app.
    I am sure that skype will be back om nimbuzz.
    Nimbuzz iz fast, have clear sound, cheap, .
    Go nimbuzz.
    Cheers from Serbia !

    petar November 4th, 2010
  187. Honestly, this is just plain stupid. It is utterly inconvenient! The only reason I use nimbuzz at ALL is to communicate with my skype contacts. If I can no longer reach them via nimbuzz, I’m just going to stop using this application. This is truely inconsiderate of both parties, instead of keeping your users in mind you are too busy trying to outdo each other. This is truely weak!!

    trivialties November 4th, 2010
  188. bad news realy because of banning skype in iran nimbuzz had been a alternative solution accessing Skype specially on mobiles phones.

    s.h.r.a November 5th, 2010
  189. surely it looses some of the users but not fo me.

    sunjay November 5th, 2010
  190. damn, now i need both skype and nimbuzz to stay turned on??? already ring2skype wasnt working with nimbuzz i was hoping it would get sorted but not this way, anyways, nimbuzz is good and i will continue to use it . but i miss fring because of the video calls i used to get with fring. i am hoping nimbuzz gets video sooooooon..

    rajeshontheweb November 6th, 2010
  191. i do wish the rates get down further. because now skype has introduced subscription services to asia (i checked india) which would cost even half the cost of what nimbuzzout costs but still i would call this is good enough to compete and win.

    rajeshontheweb November 6th, 2010
  192. I just realized that skype is no more available on Nimbuzz, really bad. I use it on an old Nokia N70 and it works flawlessy, talking on 3G networks with it works really good, and I’m planning to buy NimbuzzOut credit. I already used Nimbuzz to talk to other Nimbuzz clients, avoiding using skype, I think you guys are doing a very good work. Just focus a little more on webcam support, and personally I’ll get rid of skype. ;-)

    Luca November 6th, 2010
  193. Nimbuzz is really cool application which make the communication easier and cheaper….
    don’t know what is wrong with skype…
    i think both should negotiate and continue the service in a better way

    Mohamed Rishaf November 7th, 2010
  194. I used nimbuzz mainly for skype and msn access at the same time with one app on my android phone.
    the fact that i cant use skype anymore is a big disadvantage…and its an even worse because the skype app for android is very bad….the nimbuzz app was perfect… damn!

    Smiderick November 7th, 2010

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  198. Just ! I would like to say to SKYPE to rejoin the Nimbuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. For all of skype fan

    sami ullah syed November 10th, 2010
  199. Too unfortunate for Skype, they were very popular among my friends. Anyway, life must continue, i shall continue using Nimbuzz for my effective communication.

    rchira November 10th, 2010
  200. I hate that attitude from Skype. I am looking another provider. Thats it. Bye skype.

    Dan November 10th, 2010
  201. […] PS:  Skype not working on Nimbuzz? Yes, Skype was available on Nimbuzz until the 31 of October 2010,  but they asked us to remove the connection. If you want to find out more about it please read our previous post: What the Skype/Nimbuzz Breakup Means To You […]

    Alternative to Skype on the mobile November 11th, 2010
  202. Thatz bulshit for skype acting that way. I stopped using skype for more than 2 years now. Only started using it again cuz i saw in in Nimbuzz. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than using Nimbuzz, and I have been asking/ inviting all my friends to Nimbuzz since I started using it. There is one thing though…in ur next update, pls try to include option to delete some friends one no longer need.

    gemdie November 12th, 2010
  203. Skype is still able to be used on mobile phones via IM+, as that is what i turned to after the disconnection from Nimbuzz. But I would much prefer for Skype to rejoin Nimbuzz.

    Danger November 12th, 2010
  204. Please ..! Try to reach an agreement with skype … a reason of because to download Nimbuzz was to have Skype and all my integrated contacts.

    Diego J. November 14th, 2010
  205. Please…! that returns Skype..!

    Diego J. November 14th, 2010
  206. I use Nimbuzz because I need skype to chat.
    It’s so bad news
    Bring skype back to nimbuzz,please

    cindy November 15th, 2010
  207. Very very bad news
    What the hell skype think about its self, american g.bush
    Soon every body will quit skype, time will decide itself,

    bad news November 15th, 2010
  208. What a shame, will miss it. Still waiting for that push message service. I started using nimbuzz for the buzz feature and drew all my friends. Then buzz went and many left.

    ingeon November 15th, 2010
  209. Nimbuzz all the way;never cared much for skype.

    Safso November 15th, 2010
  210. Does anybody have a link to download an older version of Nimbuzz which does include Skype compatibility (2.4?)?

    Quinn November 15th, 2010
  211. @Quinn
    We do not support SKype anymore, so not even using the old version you would be able to use it.

    queralt escrich November 16th, 2010
  212. This is ridiculous, First because skype app is 5 MB size and second it’s pain in the ass coz it keeps getting disconnected while Nimbuzz holds connection forever.
    Skype sucks also when calling through GPRS as it consumes a lot of bandwidth and sometimes even freezes. But the problem is I have all my friends and partners on SKYPE. :( which means I have to leave Nimbuzz.

    M JH November 16th, 2010
  213. I find this unacceptable from Skype. I have never really Liked Skype but now it’s even worse. I think Nimbuzz is doing a great job, but guys seriously update yourselves AND PUT RETINA DISPLAY SUPPORT for your app, it looks so cheap currently

    awadulcecity November 17th, 2010
  214. I hope you guy’s will come up with something similar to Skype, then I think it’s all over for them.

    Bicklo November 17th, 2010
  215. @Bicklo
    You can use NimbuzzOut for calling to phone numbers.
    More info here: http://www.nimbuzzout.com

    queralt escrich November 17th, 2010
  216. I mean video calls for pc.

    Bicklo November 17th, 2010
  217. Real shame about Skype, now there is no reason for me to continue to use Nimbuzz. Since there is no Skype for the Blackberry (at least in UK & Europe) I had to rely on Nimbuzz, for at least IM. But now even that has gone, so will Nimbuzz from my phone. Because _none_ of my relations or friends use Nimbuzz, but Skype…..

    Angelo November 18th, 2010
  218. TOO BAD…
    last time FRING now NImbuzz..
    I use skype to connect with my family and my friends..
    but fortunately i have skype menu that i download from ovi store so i still can useskype with my mobile :D

    ETHG November 18th, 2010
  219. If only I could pay with Paypal and could be able to send sms messages…

    Márton Zoltán Erdei November 18th, 2010
  220. Its so bad,nimbuzz thinks for people & gave app for free,while skype should not have to do that.bcoz nimbuzz is app that plays all IM to the world for free.

    Shanu November 19th, 2010
  221. […] weeks ago the mobile communications provider Nimbuzz announced that Skype will no longer be accessible via their service starting October 31, […]

    Skype, Nimbuzz, ICQ November 19th, 2010
  222. @Marton
    Thanks for your suggestions, we will consider it.

    queralt escrich November 19th, 2010
  223. Simply put, I used Nimbuzz solely to use Skype with my BlackBerry phone, so no Skype, no Nimbuzz.

    Anthon November 20th, 2010
  224. skypes loss…I was paying them for VoIP and using nimbuzz. Now I am using nimbuzz and not paying skype, I’ll pay nimbuzz. Nimbuzz wins because they have better software. I just wish Nimbuzz would give an unlimited use subscription like skype. $2.99 a month for unlimited US & Canada was great.

    Matt November 21st, 2010
  225. Oh bad .!!!!! Its really awfull that no skype more in nimbuzz bad bad

    KHAN November 22nd, 2010
  226. I had it for skype on my blackberry…That means i ll never again use it….Thats really too bad!!!!!No Nimbuzz anymore!Im off!!!!

    Ira November 22nd, 2010
  227. I will also be deleting Nimbuzz because of this.
    Get skype back Nimbuzz, or you’ll continue to lose subscribers.

    Shane November 23rd, 2010
  228. YES I ALSO AGREE WITH SHANE…i just use nimbuzz for skype,,if it not available in future,, then i may no longer with nimbuzz

    zia meer November 23rd, 2010
  229. I’m out.

    Sadly there is now NO way for me to make wifi or 3G calls on the skype network on my android phone.

    The Official Skype for android is a VERY buggy app. It crashes if I click a name.

    Fring = gone

    Nimbuzz = gone

    So I guess I have to look into other voip providers.

    Are nimbuzz’s nimbuzz to nimbuzz calls free?

    If not… well…. fuck.

    WACOMalt November 24th, 2010
  230. @WACOMalt
    Yes, calls to Nimbuzz contacts are free of charge.

    queralt escrich November 24th, 2010
  231. really, i use nimbuzz only for skype.

    Hanif Hossain November 24th, 2010
  232. Sadly Skype app is not usable on many mobile phones (my htc Tattoo for example). For now, Nimbuzz is the best option for VOIP via Wi-Fi.

    Pat Drummond November 27th, 2010
  233. Nimbuzz was the only way, i was able to use Skype through my university’s wifi network working with proxy. Skype app for my Nokia e63 doesnt work through wifi & proxy. Too bad, in this world which is getting more and more interconnected, Skype has chosen to shut itself out.

    A V November 28th, 2010
  234. Hello
    I’m a user Nimbuzz and I have an arabic nimbuzz account Thus (الصاروخ@nimbuzz.com) and I forgot my password and knowing I entered the Yahoo email account information within the Nimbuzz account … The problem I entered this page (http://www.nimbuzz.com/en/forgot_password)
    and entered the account name but the page does not support the Arabic name
    Please help me how to return the password to my account which I forgot my password
    pleas Find me a solution

    assasins November 30th, 2010
  235. nimbuzz was the only way me too able to use skype through ma mobile,really it’s very sad to hear that skype was not there.

    kasun November 30th, 2010
  236. yahoo calls via nimbuzz is much better. but hard to connect. still it is gud because i can call any country using my 6630 without any cost. thanks

    anjanajeewaka November 30th, 2010
  237. no skype fir our companies symbian mobiles.. and that was for texting only! guess we will have to ask clients and friends to stop using skype as their primary im.

    Alroger Filho November 30th, 2010
  238. the only reason i installed nimbuzz was to have facebook, yahoo messenger and skype in the same application. my friends wont install nimbuzzout.
    im going to have to find another app.
    pitty skype did this to nimbuzz, it is a great little application

    Mathew Thomas December 1st, 2010
  239. @assassins
    We do not support creating new accounts using arabic characters, but if you have registered an arabic username, you should be able to use it.
    If you have registered your email on that account you should be able to retrieve your password.
    Please contact support@nimbuzz.com if you have issues with the retrieval.

    queralt escrich December 1st, 2010
  240. im really disapointed. Most of my chat contacts, work and personal, are on skype.and whilst i still find nimbuzz usefull, especially being able to connect to everything at once,its not the same without skype. Maybe if nimbuzz was marketed better, convince people to download

    nqobile December 2nd, 2010
  241. Ok improve the version of pc ,support video call add friends online notification so we can not miss them like msn meesnger and skype ,add sharing screen feature and conference call like skype do then we will move with my friends into nimbuzz ground without coming back to skype. what is your opinion queralt escrich ?

    Ahmed December 10th, 2010
  242. me dolio mucho ya no tener skype en mi celular ya que gracias a ustedes podia tener funcionalidad en mi pais donde no la aplicacion de skype en mi celular no es funcional solo sirve de chat y en nimbuzz era la mejor manera de explotar este servicio que tengo pagado por una año antes de que saliera de su servicio
    pues que mal tendre que esperar todo un año para poder mudarme con ustedes ya que aun no tienen planes como skype de mexico sin limites que es el que tengo ahora


    fer_rueda99 December 11th, 2010
  243. gives skypes info so we can all beat their ass. why they gotta be pricks about there service? just cause oprah likes em. what bs

    Travis Mofugga Williams December 18th, 2010
  244. I like nimbuzzzzzzzzzzzz but hare is one problem with skype that everybody knows & my problem is that sometimes facebook also disconected what is de problem with facebook why we couldn’t use properly ???????? But anyway thanku nimbuzz for free chat,calls any where ………….

    Prakash December 19th, 2010
  245. and now, it seems skype is down. It may be good for you after all. Can’t even sign in to my skype account.

    Nimbuzz, am loving you

    jesse December 22nd, 2010
  246. why is nimbuzz does not have intention to improve nimbuzz version for pc it is weak in options compared to skype or compared to feeling of new difference in update if there is updates like nimbuzz for mobile phones.

    Ahmed December 23rd, 2010
  247. Nimbuzz is a great and will definately keep using it. I keep in chat with all my friends with messaging using Nimbuzz and have recently installed Yahoo messenger for video-calling/chat/messaging which works flawlessly. Yahoo Messenger has my complete respect for the availability this service and WILL NOT go back to skype when they are forced to offer same and as for ‘skype’….silly fools, digging your own grave….to think, ebay wasted 1.9 billion on it. Somebody’s making wild decisions. Bye skype.

    Tek December 26th, 2010
  248. nimbuzz needs to a make video calls like skype

    fadi elhadi December 27th, 2010
  249. It´s a very evil step from Skype. I´m really disappointed. I bought Nimbuzz credits only for Skype. But the worst of all is that there is no a properly working Skype client program for Symbian at least. I´m on countryside now, and I really needed Skype, and I HAVE Skype for Symbian installed on my mobile, but it was quitting all the time w/o asking, the IM loading is extremely slow and incomplete, the changing between IM´s is… A terrible experience.
    Skype first should´ve released a correct application before asking others (who made a decent job) to take out their program, in this case from Nimbuzz. :(((

    Cristigre December 27th, 2010
  250. @fadi elhadi
    We aim to support video calling in future.

    queralt escrich December 27th, 2010
  251. […] il blog ufficiale di Nimbuzz ha comunicato che a partire dal 31 ottobre non fornirà più l’accesso alla piattaforma Skype attraverso il […]

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  252. Can I ask what would have happened if you refused to remove support? Was it a legal threat or a polite request, because quite frankly, I just uninstalled nimbuzz because you removed support for Skype ..which is a pity because it was the best Skype software available

    Chris January 2nd, 2011
  253. @Chris
    Thanks for your interest, we got a polite request from Skype and we thought the best option was to remove Skype services from our side.

    queralt escrich January 3rd, 2011
  254. who cares, I just use skype to dial… I’ll use nimbuzzouyt instead. give competitive tariffs and you win. =)

    Raul January 9th, 2011
  255. […] as one of their IM gateways but for some reason Skype told them to remove it. According to Nimbizz “Skype’s decision to ask us to stop supporting their service seems to be part of a strategy …. I don’t think I am the only person who has lost from this decision. Skype forms a large part […]

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  256. Do we have any other software through which we can remain connected on Skype as well?

    arpan January 12th, 2011
  257. Doesn’t matter, skype isn’t the best one, at least there is nimbuzz!! Evolve the era, and make nimbuzz community. Third party sip is cool for traveller. If it include nimbuzz out in bb, that would be perfect, head up, up did right, great job

    Et dear ripper January 26th, 2011
  258. I think that as long as the 3rd party sip remains usable in Nimbuzz, it stays a very appealing application.
    As to your rates, almost any Betamax service offers cheaper rates, with free days even. They do give sip service with crystal quality too.

    dakiro January 26th, 2011
  259. I have contacts that are only on skype, and rarely use a computer but my phone, this is a draw back for me honestly. I was enjoying having everyone under one roof.

    Pris January 29th, 2011
  260. Why i can not log in my yahoo messenger..it keep saying “user or password entered are not valid, please verify” i did it right….

    Hadi January 31st, 2011
  261. @hadi
    WhichNimbuzz version are you using?
    Since when is this happening? when was the last time (appox date&time) you faced this?
    Does your username/password contain non alphanumerical characters?
    Which domain does your yahoo account have? yahoo.com or a localized domain like yahoo.in ?
    Let us know

    queralt escrich February 1st, 2011
  262. […] More information you can find here blog.nimbuzz.com/2010/10/25/what-the-skypenimbuzz-breakup… […]

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  265. Hello,

    Why not looking facebook Communities in my Micromax Q5 Mobile. It not working properly and make showing some blank space in my contact list but numbers of my total contacts showing same in my mobile. The details of Nimbuzz Showing in my phone- Size:349457 Bytes, Version:1.5.0, Vendor:Nimbuzz, Webside:N/A, Authorized:N/A. and when I trying to update software a massage shown that game not uploading.


    Anupam Bose February 25th, 2011
  266. @Anupam
    if you are using an older version of Nimbuzz (not the latest one) the Facebook community might not show up on the list, if this is teh case, we strongly recommend you to update to the latest version available on get.nimbuzz.com and try again.

    Kind Regards

    queralt escrich February 25th, 2011
  267. hi,Im darush from damn iran! its been 2 weeks that nimbuzz to nimbuzz free calls doesnt work here! when i call another user they accpet the call but no voice can be heard! as far as i can remeber ive been using nimbuzz calls for 2 years ! now i am too UPSET. PLZ sb help

    Darush February 28th, 2011
  268. @Darush
    Please do report this type of issues to our support team via support@nimbuzz.com
    Make sure you inform of device and nimbuzz version in use, type of call you are placing, type of connection and approx date and time you faced this issue for the last time.

    queralt escrich March 1st, 2011
  269. very bad..:(

    gau March 1st, 2011
  270. Sir,

    I am still enjoy with my nimbuzz in my mobile. I must say that it is still looking blank when I try to chat in my facebook community and I have no option to solve it.

    Thanks you once again.


    Anupam Bose March 1st, 2011
  271. thanks alot for that amazing app its the best but i wish you could help me with my problem
    i can’t send or recive any masseges or even see the chat talk with my contacts
    it always show me an error massege
    i deleted alot of times and installed it again but with no better and i always download it’s new version
    my mobile is nokia 6120 classic
    i hope for you the best wishes and my thanks to you

    semo March 5th, 2011
  272. @semo
    Which exact error message do you get?When does it appear?
    Make sure you are using the latest version available on get.nimbuzz.com

    queralt escrich March 7th, 2011
  273. Helo,why i cnt l0g.in my ac0unt.i d0wnl0aded the nimbuzz app fr0m one of my friends in faceb0ok,what sh0uld i do 2 use nimbuz,im using n0kia 5230,wil u help me pls.in regstrati0n of my ac0unt.thanks and m0re p0wer.

    Faye March 19th, 2011
  274. @Faye
    You can register yourself after downloading, pressing on the link that says “get a new account” or at our website http://www.nimbuzz.com/en/web/login

    Once you have created your account and you are logged in, you can go to Communities and register your accounts.

    queralt escrich March 21st, 2011
  275. if you want skype, then go to http://www.skype.com/m from your mobile and download it

    safeer June 14th, 2011
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  277. i have noki3230 and i downloaded nimbuzz tu use skype beacuse i can’t download skype from any other site …only nimbuzz could help me with this…if someone knows where i can download skype for nokia 3230 tell me plz

    behind July 1st, 2011
  278. Try the Ovi store.

    formidible July 1st, 2011
  279. what’s that??? tell me plz: )

    behind July 2nd, 2011
  280. Ya I got enjoyed to use skype and nimbuzz in my s60.but suddenly stopped to worked the skype in my nimbuzz….I look ahead by google that what the reason..so now got the reason….ufffffffffff
    I’m worried..pls accept or arrange the system to worked with nimbuzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Thank you!

    Shankar August 23rd, 2011
  281. i use corby s3650. and i can’t use skype on my mobile. because my phone doesn’t support for skype. So, i hv to use nimbuzz, to use skype through nimbuzz. but now it is impossible. OMG…

    giundat18 August 23rd, 2011
  282. @giundat18
    As mentioned on the blogpost above we no longer support Skype, we do not have plans to enable Skype back.

    queralt escrich August 23rd, 2011
  283. Dear Nimbuzz,

    Now that Microsoft Skype has announced its API release. Atleast now it should be possible for you to again include Skype text, voice calls, video calls in Nimbuzz.

    Hope you do it at the earliest.

    Sooraj Kumar November 1st, 2011
  284. It means that I am no longer will use Nimbuzz

    Rasin November 1st, 2011
  285. we need skype on nimbuzz. so add skype on nimbuzz

    Rasin November 1st, 2011
  286. @Sooraj Kumar
    Thanks for your comment, please read carefull the blogpost above.
    It is not a technical problem why we have removed Skype integartion but a request by Skype itself; and we cannot re-enable this feature without their agreement.

    queralt escrich November 1st, 2011
  287. Dear Nimbuzz,

    Thanks for the reply. But the break up happened because of Skype old management. But now its in Microsoft hands and If you are interested to join them and ask they will definitely agree.

    Sooraj November 4th, 2011
  288. @Sooraj
    Thanks for your interest, but as mentioned above, it is not in our hands to enable this feature.

    queralt escrich November 4th, 2011
  289. This is really bad decision by skype. I am really sad :(

    faisalabad modeling December 16th, 2011
  290. Well, hos com imo can include Skype while you can’t!?

    Magnus Palm December 21st, 2011
  291. Nimbizz continues to be the best chatting application on the internet and all mobile phones that use it no matter what the official rankings are! Nimbuzz is easy to use and really user friendly! I wish Nimbuzz all the best and it doesn’t really matter if there is no Skype on Nimbuzz because I have Skype as application installed on my phone anyway after this breakup! Updated it yesterday and it’s awesome :D

    Dhyaneshwar Kalani January 17th, 2012
  292. goodmorning

    irene March 9th, 2012
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  294. nimbuzz is verry good website

    dip March 27th, 2012
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  296. can i call nimbuzz users free?how can i do it?
    please help me….
    please enable video call between nimbuzz users.

    dinesh May 9th, 2013
  297. @dinesh – Calling feature is only available on Symbian, Android, iPhone and PC. You can make free calls from Nimbuzz to Nimbuzz. if you wish to make mobile and landline calls then you can subscribe to our NimbuzzOut service which is available on discounted rates.


    Video Calling – Video calling is only available on iPhone and PC version for now.

    Nimbuzz May 9th, 2013

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