SMS photos?

Welcome To get started please read our short introduction.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 

SMS photos?

Is it possible to send a photo or any attachment with an SMS message?

Casual Adventurer
Kudos: 6
Posts: 5
Registered: 27-06-2012
Message 1 of 4 (1,098 Views)

Re: SMS photos?

I want to know the same thing.


Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 0
Posts: 3
Registered: 13-03-2013
Message 2 of 4 (778 Views)

Re: SMS photos?

is it possible to attach a photo to a SMS

Casual Tourist
Kudos: 0
Posts: 1
Registered: 26-08-2014
Message 3 of 4 (564 Views)

Re: SMS photos?

[ Edited ]

Hi, Sansie,


I tested sending an SMS, and the text message transmitted through.  A few minutes later, Elaine SMS: Delivered was displayed in the instant messate chat box above the message I sent to the persons' mobile phone.


According to this FAQ article,


You can send SMS text messages to any text-enabled number (that is, most mobiles, and some landlines), or to a Skype contact who has one of these numbers saved in their profile. All you need is a little Skype Credit.


By omission of "picture," or "photo," and that SMS service is text messages, I would surmise sending a file would not work.   I tried to send a photo, and the image just kept waiting and waiting and waiting -- nothing happened.  I finally cancelled the file transfer after several minutes.  I'm thinking the system could not figure out what to do with this file, as it had no characters associated with it. 


Update: I tested sending a photo again via SMS; the recipient received my "I am sending a photo" SMS alert, and saw no indication that a photo was on its way, such as we would see an incoming file transfer.  The recipient saw no indication or notification of an inbound photo, and on my side, as the sender,  the file was waiting.  After five minutes, I cancelled the send.





Was your question answered? Please click on the Accept as a Solution link so everyone can quickly find what works! Like a post or want to say, "Thank You" - ?? Click on the Kudos button!

Trustworthy information: Brian Krebs: 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety and Consumer Reports: Guide to Internet Security

Online Safety Tip: Change your passwords often!

Moderator icon
Kudos: 2757
Posts: 11468
Registered: 08-08-2011
Message 4 of 4 (508 Views)

© 2015 Skype and/or Microsoft. The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" logo are trade marks of Skype or related entities. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy and Cookie policy.

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