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    Default Skype App Permissions

    Hi Guys
    I was going to download the skype android app but I was a bit thrown by one of the permissions that allows the app to call numbers without intervention. I'm new to android but this seems a bit strange. I've surfed the net but cannot find any answers so can anyone tell me what this means and why this is in the permissions? Is this a normal permission?

    I should imagine Skype is OK but I don't want to compromise my new phone without understanding what the implications really are.

    Regards,
    Graham
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    If you are going to use for your phone only. You should try Tango. I like it a lot better.

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    Thanks. Can anyone tell me what "allows the app to call numbers without intervention" means and the implications?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glaustin View Post
    Thanks. Can anyone tell me what "allows the app to call numbers without intervention" means and the implications?
    To me it says that the app can call any number without your permission and send your information to anyone. To me it is the main permission I generally refuse to download an app for requesting unless I know for sure the app needs it.
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    Skype is very reputable though and I have not heard of anyone having issues with the app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoneguy108 View Post
    Skype is very reputable though and I have not heard of anyone having issues with the app.
    Yes I have Skype and figure they really need the permissions for what they do.
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    You can call peoples numbers they have set on Skype using your dialer. It's not a problem.

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