1. glaustin's Avatar
    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
    02-07-2013 10:07 AM
  2. grumpyjoe's Avatar
    If you are going to use for your phone only. You should try Tango. I like it a lot better.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    02-07-2013 10:10 AM
  3. glaustin's Avatar
    Thanks. Can anyone tell me what "allows the app to call numbers without intervention" means and the implications?
    02-08-2013 04:14 AM
  4. donec's Avatar
    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.
    02-08-2013 03:50 PM
  5. Phoneguy108's Avatar
    Skype is very reputable though and I have not heard of anyone having issues with the app.
    02-08-2013 05:04 PM
  6. donec's Avatar
    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.
    02-08-2013 05:28 PM
  7. tirith's Avatar
    You can call peoples numbers they have set on Skype using your dialer. It's not a problem.

    Swyped from my Galaxy Note II on the Now Network
    02-09-2013 11:12 AM

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