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    How do I send SMS text messages in Skype?

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    To send an SMS text message, first you need to have a little Skype Credit. You can then send an SMS text message to any contact that has a saved phone number.  

    • From Chats:
      • On desktop, select a one-to-one chat, click the via Skype drop-down menu above the Type a message box, and then click a phone number if their phone number is connected to their Skype profile.
      • On mobile, select a one-to-one chat, tap the  Add to chat button, and then tap SMS button SMS.
    • From Calls: Select the dialpad button Dial pad, enter a phone number, then select the SMS button Send SMS   button.
    • From a profile: Select the SMS button Send SMS button if they have a phone number connected to their Skype profile. 
    • From any tab on desktop: Select the dialpad button Dial pad, enter a phone number, then select the SMS buttonSend SMS button. 

    Android 4.0.4 - 5.1

    • From Chats: Select a one-to-one chat, select their name from the chat header, then select theSMS button SMS button under their mobile number.

    Note: If your contact has more than one phone number saved, you'll be able to choose which number you want to use. 

    You can send an SMS text message to almost any number, as long as it's text enabled. Most mobiles and some landlines can receive SMS text messages.

    No, you can currently only send SMS text messages to one person at a time. 

    If the recipient is in the US, has a Skype Number, and has set up caller identification they may be able to receive and reply to your SMS messages in Skype, learn more. Otherwise, when you send a text through Skype, the recipient can't reply to you on Skype. However, you can change the sender ID so it displays your mobile number instead of your Skype Name. The recipient will then be able to reply to your SMS text message and their reply will be sent to your mobile (not to Skype).

    Message delivery failures are issued by the recipients' carrier, and then forwarded to Skype. Check the recipients phone number, verify that you have enough Skype credit, and then try sending the message again.

    If you’re sending a text to someone located in the USA, only the following carriers support receiving Skype SMS text messages: Alltel, AT&T, Cellular One Dobson, Cellular South, Centennial, Cincinnati Bell, Nextel, Ntelos, Sprint, T-Mobile, Unicel, U.S. Cellular®, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile USA.