| | Re: Skype Directories
"CJB" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
And you will find that once loaded Skype on your PC will keep being
refreshed as contacts come online or go offline. On the S2 you will
frequently find that your contacts seem to be offline or away (small
grey cross icon or orange icon); whereas on the PC they may well be
flagged as being online (small green tick icon). Apparently the S2
does not keep refreshing the list of contacts with each one's
Irritatingly if a contact on the S2 is flagged as offline (or away)
then it refuses to connect to it, even if on the PC that same contact
is flagged as being online.
The only way I've found of refreshing the status of the contacts on
the S2 is to turn the phone off and then on again so as to have to re-
sign into Skype. This makes using Skype on the S2 an irritation rather
than being really user-friendly. So much for being a smart phone - so
smart it has to be switched off and then on again to update the list
of Skype contacts!!
I think you should have a play with the phone a bit more. To refresh Skype
contacts on the S2 you just open the Skype contacts list, then click
'Options', and the first option is 'Refresh Now'. Also, you can't expect a
mobile phone running Skype, with varying signal strengths, to be as reliable
as a computer connected to the Internet, and if your signal drops, of course
your contacts available are going to change as you are not available to
them, and they are not available to you.