To send an SMS text message, first you need to have a little Skype Credit. You can then send an SMS text message to a contact, a phone number, or to multiple people at the same time.
Not sure how to send SMS text messages from Skype? Check out this handy guide.
Learn more about the SMS text message rates in Skype.
If you’re having problems with sending an SMS text message, refer to the following table:
After you send your text message, the delivery status is displayed in grey to the left of the message box.
When the status is “delivered”, it means the message has reached the recipient’s phone.
If the status is “sent”, it means that the message has been sent to the network but has not yet been delivered.
Skype will continue to try and deliver a sent message for 24 hours. If we cannot send the message, the SMS text message charge will be automatically refunded to your balance.
Unfortunately, we can’t always guarantee that the correct delivery message is displayed in Skype. SMS text message delivery reports are usually issued by the recipient's network operator and then forwarded to Skype, so we have no means to verify the validity of the delivery reports we receive.
Due to the technical peculiarities of the US market, incorrect delivery status messages may occur more often when sending SMS text messages to US cell phones.
If you want to opt out of receiving SMS text messages from Skype, text the word “STOP” to 75973. This will prevent all SMS text messages sent by anyone using Skype from being sent to your mobile phone. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to stop receiving SMS text messages from specific people.
If you need help, just text “HELP” to 75973.
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