09-04-16 04:23 AM
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  1. cactuz's Avatar
    Hi fellows!
    I am not able to install Skype in my BlackBerry passport. It redirect me to an amazon account and still I cannot simulate buying the apps even it is for free. Any ideas on how, now april2016, I can install Skype on BB?
    Any help will be appreciated.

    Posted via CB10
    04-04-16 09:01 PM
  2. Bogdan Tudor Dan's Avatar
    Did you try to open Amazon appstore directly and search for Skype?

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    roba5263 likes this.
    04-05-16 12:12 AM
  3. michaelgo101's Avatar
    Try using Snap Store. It's the native Google Play Store I'm using for my phone. I've also tried downloading Skype using the Amazon Appstore but with no luck. But when I used Snap, it suddenly worked. I don't know why is that.

    Posted using the Little Beast Q10
    04-05-16 01:14 AM
  4. Sime0n_S's Avatar
    04-05-16 01:35 AM
  5. cactuz's Avatar
    Hi, yes I tried from Amazon without luck. I will try snap and see if I am able to do it. I ll share my experience. Thanks!

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-16 02:02 AM
  6. cactuz's Avatar
    Hi Fellows!!! I was already having my BlackBerry Passport ready to send back to the store because I was unable to install Skype. I restore the OS to factory, and I shoot my last chance thought this post. So, once I saw the answer, I unpacked my BlackBerry, and tried your suggestions. Finally, it works directly from Amazon store, even from the link also works!!! So, thanks a lot for your help!!! You make me keep my BlackBerry Passport!!!! Thanks again!!! Cheers, Aaron

    Posted via CB10
    04-05-16 04:05 AM
  7. Jrox74's Avatar
    You can get Skype from either The Amazon App Store or 9Apps at no charge. I got it from 9Apps no problems with it. A bit laggy for the first 1 minute bit fine after that. I find Skype is a battery eater on any OS so be prepared for that, Rocking 24-7 with my Passport SE & Retired Z10
    04-05-16 05:03 AM
  8. madboris's Avatar
    Install playmarket, or snap market and try to download from this markets!
    04-05-16 12:48 PM
  9. BBZibulla's Avatar
    You can download any free Google Play store apk from here:


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    CMNVW99 likes this.
    04-05-16 04:27 PM
  10. cactuz's Avatar
    Thanks Fellows! Very valuable info for me!!! I did not know that there are many Android Apps that I can install in my BB.
    Even my question the answers were an "open" eyes" shot!
    Regards, Cactuz
    04-06-16 12:30 PM
  11. northsixty's Avatar
    Watch your battery life. I had to uninstall Skype as it was killing my battery.
    Jrox74 likes this.
    04-06-16 01:29 PM
  12. computerguy68's Avatar
    Good to know, was thinking of installing on my Passport, guess I'll just use my Surface Pro 3

    Passport all the way
    04-06-16 06:02 PM
  13. kcdberry's Avatar
    I was able to install Skype on my Passport before, but it really drained my battery..

    Posted via CB10
    04-07-16 02:06 PM
  14. Vic Daval's Avatar
    I have installed Skype the first day I used almost for 1 hour and the battery went down 6%, second day the same, today I didn't even open the app and it consumed 7.9.
    The first day I disable to run when minimized, what else can I do in order no save battery, beside uninstalling . I share some pictures. Thanks in advance for the help!!!Install Skype in BlackBerry Passport-img_20160831_213721.jpgInstall Skype in BlackBerry Passport-img_20160831_213741.jpgInstall Skype in BlackBerry Passport-img_20160831_213835.jpg
    08-31-16 09:01 PM
  15. Pamoda Weerawansha's Avatar
    I was able to install Skype directly from amazon and it worked well without any fault. But I noticed that the app is draining my battery significantly even without actively using Skype.
    So decided to uninstall and forget about it.
    Skype is not one of the apps I'm regularly using anyways.

    Posted via CB10
    08-31-16 09:13 PM
  16. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    I experienced the same battery drain on my Q10. If you just need to send a quick Skype message once in a while, you can set the user agent in Evolution Browser to Internet Explorer 11 and use web.skype.com.
    08-31-16 10:44 PM
  17. pomidor's Avatar
    Skype battery thrashing is absolutely mind boggling, even when it just runs in the background. I try not to use Skype unless I absolutely have to. As soon as I'm done with the conversation, I use Ghost Commander to murder Skype so that it doesn't run in the background.

    This isn't a BlackBerry problem either. People on other platforms complain about Skype and battery usage as well.

    Posted via CB10
    09-01-16 02:23 AM
  18. Pamoda Weerawansha's Avatar
    Is Skype still active?
    The last time I made a Skype call was like in 2013, with the growth of viber+my family members acquired smart phones and we never used Skype.

    I partially used Skype to communicate at work, but using viber for that too.

    Posted via CB10
    09-01-16 08:25 AM
  19. Vic Daval's Avatar
    I'll try the advise of using ghost commander . I hope that it works for me too.
    09-01-16 11:01 AM
  20. Mauri5io's Avatar
    why everytime I open skype, it pops up a box saying "skype se basa en los servicios de Google Play, pero no son compatibles con tu dispositivo, ponte en contacto con el fabricante para obterner asistencia"

    and I downloaded it from amazon... the last updated version was released 2 days ago and same msg.... any suggestion?
    09-02-16 06:11 AM
  21. elfabio80's Avatar

    I advice to use an app from BBW called Zoom. A registration is required and I did not notice any extra battery Consumption. Of course in order to use the app , the app should be also installed in the mobile used by the counterpart.

    Posted via CB10
    09-02-16 06:52 AM
  22. pomidor's Avatar
    why everytime I open skype, it pops up a box saying "skype se basa en los servicios de Google Play, pero no son compatibles con tu dispositivo, ponte en contacto con el fabricante para obterner asistencia"

    and I downloaded it from amazon... the last updated version was released 2 days ago and same msg.... any suggestion?
    Mine displays the same Google Services message. I acknowledge the message and continue. The app runs fine after that. You could patch the apk with Cobalt's patcher, uninstall Skype and install the patched apk. Then install Cobalt's Play Service and reboot. It will get rid of the message. Look up "Cobalt patching apps depending on Google services", or something like that. Follow the instructions in the first post

    Posted via CB10
    09-02-16 11:23 AM
  23. Vic Daval's Avatar
    I have the same problem but the main problem is the battery drain. did you notice that?
    09-02-16 11:59 AM
  24. Vic Daval's Avatar
    That is the big problem to ask every counterpart to install the app. Thanks for the advice!
    09-02-16 12:00 PM
  25. BrowsieBrowser's Avatar
    For anyone that's using Skype for just messaging. You can use the Web beta. https://web.skype.com/en/

    (you might need to set your useragent to a desktop one)

    Note that video calls and voice calls will not work since it requires a Web plugin that's only available on the pc.

    It's not ideal but perhaps useful for some.

    Posted via CB10
    09-02-16 12:42 PM
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