The new 8.1 iOS release from June 2017 is terrible. Skype for the iPhone was already 99% great or better---please give us the old version back!
It seems as if core functionality has been removed or it's harder to use besides changing the look 'n feel from good to bad. For example, it doesn't seem possible anymore to call out to a landline or cell number or to initiate a Skype-out calls to iPhone contacts. I saw something about uploading my local contacts to your servers which is unacceptable. Your App has ALWAYS used the local iOS contacts to be able to call their physical numbers. Also, I can't figure out how to text/SMS to a cell number...the old App would clearly and easily give you a choice between Skype IM or texting.