Sending SMS text messages (iPad)

You can send text messages using Skype for iPad 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.

Sending SMS text messages using the dial pad

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

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the dial pad icon.
  3. Enter the number you’d like to send an SMS text message to, then tap the SMS icon.
  4. Dial Pad with SMS icon selected

  5. Enter your message and tap Send.

Sending SMS text messages to a contact´s mobile or landline

To send an SMS text message to your Skype contact’s mobile or landline number:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap the contact you’d like to send an SMS text message to. Their profile displays.
  3. Tap More, then select SMS.
  4. Enter your message and tap Send.

This works only if your 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.

Sending SMS text messages using the iPad address book

To send an SMS text message to a contact from your iPad address book:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Tap People > Lists > iPad Contacts.
  3. Tap the contact you'd like to send an SMS text message to, then tap SMS.
  4. Enter your message and tap Send.

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