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Sending SMS text messages (iPhone)

You can send SMS text messages using Skype for iPhone at the same great Skype rates you get when using Skype on your computer. All you need is a little Skype Credit or a subscription.

Note: This article is for Skype 5 for iOS. For instructions for Skype 4 for iOS, click here.

Sending SMS text messages using the dial pad

  1. Sign into Skype.
  2. Tap the dial pad icon .
  3. Enter the mobile number and tap Save phone number.*


     
  4. Set a name for the number and tap the check mark icon.


     
  5. Find the new entry in the people screen and tap it.
  6. Type your SMS message in the Type an SMS here field and tap the send icon.

*Note: For devices with 3.5-inch screens (iPhone 4s and below), the Save phone number icon will not appear. In this case, you will have to call the number and find it in the recent list to send an SMS message.

Sending SMS text messages using the dial pad

It’s easy to send an SMS text message using the dial pad in the Skype app:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap Call phones.
  3. Enter the mobile number and tap The text message (SMS) icon..
  4. Type your SMS text message and tap Send.

Unfortunately, the person you sent the SMS text message to won’t be able to reply you on Skype.

Sending SMS text messages to a Skype contact´s phone number

If your Skype contact has a mobile or landline attached to their Skype profile, you can send them an SMS text message:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap People.
  3. Tap a contact you’d like to send an SMS text message to.
  4. Tap More, then select SMS.
  5. Type your SMS text message and tap Send.

This works only if your Skype contact has their mobile or landline number attached to their Skype profile. If you don’t see the SMS option available, use the dial pad to enter the phone number manually. Unfortunately, the person you sent the SMS text message to won’t be able to reply you on Skype.

Sending SMS text messages to your iPhone/iPod contacts 

To send an SMS text message from Skype to a contact in your iPhone Contacts/iPod Contacts:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap People, then select iPhone Contacts/iPod Contacts.
  3. Tap the contact you’d like to send an SMS text message to, then select the phone number.
  4. Tap The text message (SMS) icon. , then enter your SMS text message and tap Send.

Unfortunately, the person you sent the SMS text message to won’t be able to reply you on Skype.

 

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