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    Sending SMS text messages (iPhone)

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    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.

    Sending SMS text messages using the dial pad

    1. Sign into Skype.
    2. Tap the Call phones tab.
    3. Tap the Dial pad icon in the top right-hand corner.
    4. Type in the number to your contact.  As you type, you will see matches to your contacts which you can pick the one you want. Tap the Send SMS icon.
    5. You can also save the phone number to make it easier for calling and sending SMS messages in the future.

    *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.


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


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