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    What are the differences between Skype SMS and Skype SMS Connect?

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    Both Skype SMS, and Skype SMS Connect allow you to send text messages through Skype. When you use Skype to send SMS text messages, you need a little Skype Credit, while with Skype SMS Connect you may be charged by your carrier at their standard SMS rate. 

    Description Skype SMS Connect Skype SMS
    Available for
    • Skype (version 8) on Windows or Mac, paired with Android (6.0+)
    • Skype for Windows 10 (version 14), paired with Android (6.0+)
    • Skype on Android (6.0+)
    • Skype on iOS
    • Skype on Windows, Mac, Linux or Web
    • Skype for Windows 10 (version 14)
    • Skype for Windows 10 (version 12)
    Requires Skype Credit?   check mark
    Start new conversations? check mark check mark
    Send one-to-one text messages? check mark check mark
    Send group text messages check mark  
    Receive one-to-one text messages? check mark check mark
    Note: The ability to receive SMS messages on Skype is currently only available to US customer with a Skype Number who have enabled Caller ID. 
    Receive MMS content (photos and videos)? check mark  
    Sync text messages from your Android phone so that you can read or reply to them from your Windows PC or Mac? check mark  

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    How to send SMS test messages in Skype on mobile or desktop
    How to use Skype SMS Connect

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling