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    Sending SMS text messages (iPad)

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    You can send SMS 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

    1. Sign into Skype.
    2. Tap the Call phones tab at the bottom of the screen.
    3. Tap the Dial pad icon at the top of the screen. You can also tap the Address book icon to access your contacts on your device.
    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. After entering the number, if you don't already have the number in your contacts, you can tap Save phone number.


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

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