Skype users in Pakistan have reported that they are facing problems to make Skype Out.
This problem is particularly face if users make Skype calls to mobile phones or landline numbers PTCL network. Skype to Skype calls works fine but.
ItechMinder received several complaints of this kind that tell us that Skype for phone calls are not connecting to PTCL. They said the same service works seamlessly on other ISPs.
PTCL, however, denies that it blocks everything related services Skype.
Support Skype said they have also been numerous reports from Pakistan during the past one week, suggesting that users are facing problems in making Skype phone calls.
Skype said that its developers have studied the problem and found that the problem is with ISP in Pakistan is causing disruptions in connection Skype calls to mobile phone numbers and landlines.
Skype, in a communication, said that Skype for phone calls are routed through the regular phone numbers, and therefore the voice data (using the G.279 audio codec) must pass through a traditional PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network ). He further stated that the networks in Pakistan may be blocking the voice data at RTC and therefore it is something that can not control Skype.
It is worth mentioning here that VoIP calls are illegal and not allowed in Pakistan, however, Skype for phone calls have never been blocked in the country before that date.
There are countless users of Pakistan who use the services of Skype – and their unlimited plans – to make international calls. Small call centers and medium-sized tele-coaching and training centers rely heavily on Skype to make calls to Western countries.