Does Skype have an unlimited Text Messaging plan?

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Does Skype have an unlimited Text Messaging plan?

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I've been reading the Prices and plans, but I don't think I've found a definitive answer to the following…

 

Today I bought a $10 Pay As You Go plan, and an $18/3 months for an Online Number so people can call me. Not really sure what I paid for, nor if I made the right purchase…

 

Is there a plan or subscription that has the following features for a non-business user:

  • Unlimited Voice calls incoming and outgoing within the United States
  • Unlimited text messages
  • Unlimited instant messages
  • Voicemail
  • Ad free

Does Skype have video messaging, or voice messaging?

Does the premium plan have all these features including an Online Number so people can call to reach you by voice?

 

If these are available which is the best package at the best price that encompasses all?

Thanks!

David

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Hi David,

 

Currently there isn't one product that would meet all your requests, but I'll try to list what Skype has.

 

* Unlimited US & Canada - covers calls outgoing to US & Canada phone numbers (Fair usage applies)

* Online Numbers - cover incoming calls from phones. Online Numbers are not included in any of the subscriptions, but if you have a subscription and purchase Online Number for 12months then it will be with 50% discount. More info

* SMS messages are not covered in any of the subscriptions, therefore you would need Skype Credit and each SMS is charged based on SMS rates. More info

* Voicemail is free of charge. More info

* Chat messages or IM's are free of charge as these are sent from Skype account to Skype account

* Partner advertising is turned off for Skype Premium subscribers: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/prices/premium/

 

My advise would be, keep Skype Credit you purchased for SMS. For calling choose a subscription from www.skype.com/go/subscriptions

For incoming calls you already have an Online Number and you should have active voicemail right now. If you also need group video calling then you might check if Skype Premium bundle that comes with Unlimited US&Canada is suitable for you: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/prices/premium/

 

Note: Video & voice messaging is not currently available.

 

I hope this helped a bit.

 

Andre


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Andre wrote:

Hi David,

 

Currently there isn't one product that would meet all your requests, but I'll try to list what Skype has.

 

* Unlimited US & Canada - covers calls outgoing to US & Canada phone numbers (Fair usage applies)

* Online Numbers - cover incoming calls from phones. Online Numbers are not included in any of the subscriptions, but if you have a subscription and purchase Online Number for 12months then it will be with 50% discount. More info

* SMS messages are not covered in any of the subscriptions, therefore you would need Skype Credit and each SMS is charged based on SMS rates. More info

* Voicemail is free of charge. More info

* Chat messages or IM's are free of charge as these are sent from Skype account to Skype account

* Partner advertising is turned off for Skype Premium subscribers: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/prices/premium/

 

My advise would be, keep Skype Credit you purchased for SMS. For calling choose a subscription from www.skype.com/go/subscriptions

For incoming calls you already have an Online Number and you should have active voicemail right now. If you also need group video calling then you might check if Skype Premium bundle that comes with Unlimited US&Canada is suitable for you: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/prices/premium/

 

Note: Video & voice messaging is not currently available.

 

I hope this helped a bit.

 

Andre


Thanks Andre,  You have explained it very well. Do I now have it absolutely correct?  Since i am currently subscribed for 1 year unlimited (USA/ CA) and 1 year Shype number. Skype is STILL chargeing me MORE THAT MOST CELL PROVIDERS fo text mesages.

 

Correct?  Ins't that a rip-off?

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Hi,

 

According to == https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA928/ ==

"Important : Sending SMS text messages is not covered by subscriptions."

 

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Foyan wrote:

Hi,

 

According to == https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA928/ ==

"Important : Sending SMS text messages is not covered by subscriptions."

 

Hth

 

With Foyan's sig, "On ne regarde pas l'avenir dans un rétroviseur ! :wink:"

Which Google translates as,"We do not look at the future in a mirror".  Which i see as an astute observation!!

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Why in the world would you NOT have an option for unlimited texting?  

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