Skype Global Outage Again: Are you Down?

On May 26 we informed readers about a Skype outage which affected users from all over the world, and asked our readers if they had the service or not. Although normal service was resumed we fear that Skype users may be frustrated once again as Skype is currently suffering from another outage and we’d like know if your service is down?

The last outage affected users for several hours so we can only hope that this current break in service doesn’t last for so long, although as yet there’s no official word on the Skype blog or on its Twitter page about the crash. Actually we’ve just re-checked Skype’s Twitter page and there is now a message saying a small number of people may currently be having problems signing in and that the company is investigating the cause.

News of this latest VoIP outage was brought to us from Paul Lamkin over on Pocket-Lint who states that a quick look on Twitter seems to show this is affecting users across the globe. We’re hoping then that the downtime will be very short and is due to a minor problem.

We’d be interested to know if you currently have a Skype outage and where you are? Similarly you may have your Skype service working just fine? Let us know with your comments as it will be interesting to work out just how many people this current outage is affecting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hsapuppo Heather Sapuppo

    Out in Melbourne, Australia

  • http://twitter.com/cbrichardson cbrichardson

    We’re out in Maidstone UK

  • http://twitter.com/cbrichardson cbrichardson

    We’re out in Maidstone UK

  • Alexander Aristov

    out in Russia

  • Alexander Aristov

    out in Russia

  • http://twitter.com/KristiEnigl Kristi Enigl

    Out in Vienna Aut.

  • http://twitter.com/KristiEnigl Kristi Enigl

    Out in Vienna Aut.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000409609047 Lukasz Karnecki

    Torun, Poland not working

  • James Chard

    Out in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

  • http://twitter.com/BBMorDie ̸ Łξξ

    Service down in New York & SC.

  • Maria Nikolova

    Bulgaria, Sofia, Skype is out

  • Satish Kumar P

    Hyderabad, India. Skype has been out for the last couple of hours.

  • Daniel Clark

    out in Berkshire UK :(

  • Konstantinos Liappis

    down in Greece… Welcome windows bug !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=197814192 Rebecca Bosanquet

    out in Germany

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=197814192 Rebecca Bosanquet

    out in Germany

  • Ankit Srivastava

    Down in Delhi,India as well

  • Liane McCullough

    out in japan

  • http://twitter.com/ajones17221 Anthony Jones

    Out in Perth, Australia

  • http://twitter.com/masterwordsmith masterwordsmith

    Skype is down in Malaysia!

  • http://twitter.com/masterwordsmith masterwordsmith

    Skype is down in Malaysia!

  • Deena Mistry

    Its down out here in Malaysia too. I’m studying out here for 3 months. My parents in the UK are dependent on Skype just to contact me…

  • Deena Mistry

    Its down out here in Malaysia too. I’m studying out here for 3 months. My parents in the UK are dependent on Skype just to contact me…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R2X76QFORL5CS3UZLQY3GQII7A Keith

    Down in Alexandria, VA, USA

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R2X76QFORL5CS3UZLQY3GQII7A Keith

    Down in Alexandria, VA, USA

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000221043231 Karen Lee

    Hi, I’m from Hong Kong. Me and a lot of my friends are having trouble logging on to Skype. I suppose it’s down here too.

  • http://twitter.com/rmblngsgrl Anna

    out melbourne australia
    out in hk too.
    i blame microsoft.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000978699409 James Moore

    Windows: crashed then couldn’t sign in on restart.
    Linux: client still running, but silently dropped off the service at the same time the Windows client crashed: suggestion of a service fault.
    Phone (Hutchison 3G): remained signed in but no directory service.

    Situation unchanged as of 1323BST. Location: Nottingham England

  • http://twitter.com/jabdulai Jemila Abdulai

    Down in Accra, Ghana!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Rishav.Raj.Hash Rishav Raj

    Down in India

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7XAIUCODUMRYNEXAH3RQFDMQIE Abhinav Sharma

    Any instructions to sort it out ?

  • http://twitter.com/mini4mini Sumeena Rakwal

    its not working,,,,

  • http://twitter.com/mini4mini Sumeena Rakwal

    What , like Microsoft cant handle it???

  • Andrea Gambirasio

    Down in Milano, Italy

  • Aerynt One

    Out in Hamilton, New Zealand

  • Jason Worlledge

    Down in Poland

  • http://twitter.com/maysraElBaradei mayssara el baradei

    down in egypt and france

  • http://www.facebook.com/FrostyJacks Kai Patient

    Down in UK and Denmark

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BCP2MZXTQOM2NKJCUOHOQGQVUM dino

    down in germany and france

  • Anonymous

    I have 20 users down , between Edinburgh and Aberdeen

  • Anonymous

    down in the philippines as well… thanks microsoft

  • Maria Nikolova

    It’s finally back and working in Bulgaria. After more than 7 hours of disruption.