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.
Note: This article is for Skype 6 for iOS. For instructions for Skype 4 for iOS click here. If you're unsure of which version you're using, click here.
It’s easy to send an SMS text message using the dial pad:
To send an SMS text message to your Skype contact’s mobile or landline number:
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. Unfortunately, the person you sent the SMS text message to won’t be able to reply you on Skype.
To send an SMS text message to a contact from your iPad address book:
Unfortunately, the person you sent the SMS text message to won’t be able to reply you on Skype.