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.
Important Note: Sending SMS to Chinese numbers is currently unavailable due to policy limitations.
Get help with sending SMS text messages from Skype.
When you send an SMS text message from Skype, your Skype name will show as the sender’s name on the recepient’s device.*
If you want to show your mobile number instead of your Skype Name, you can change the sender ID. When you do so, the recipient can reply to your message and you’ll receive it on your mobile phone (not on your Skype).
If you want to send an SMS text message to someone located in the USA, make sure their carrier supports receiving Skype text messages. 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.
Important Update for SMS to US Numbers:
Due to recent policy changes to prevent phishing, sending SMS to US numbers is restricted unless you have a US Skype Number set up as your caller ID. Refunds: Users who were charged for SMS that were not delivered due to this block will receive refunds.
Check out our SMS text message rates and destinations.
*In supported countries.