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Send SMS from Skype to phone numbers

Status: Future possibility
by on ‎08-10-2013 10:18 - last edited on ‎10-10-2013 16:37 by Community Manager Community Manager

SMS to mobiles is a must.


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by Community Manager Community Manager on ‎06-02-2014 12:41
Status changed to: Future possibility
by jpkjpk on ‎16-04-2014 20:10

this is the critical missing piece!

by mdlksnmdaslknm on ‎16-04-2014 21:18
To clarify, at least what I'm looking for, is that you can use Skype to send SMS through my phone. Ideally it will know what number I'm sending from (either from what I'm replying to or what I've selected) and send from the phone with that number - a lot of us have two phones for whatever reason (like personal and business).
by DarthBlotto on ‎06-05-2014 20:47
Skype should be trying to be a more complete communication solution. This means handling SMS and MMS. If Skype doesn't have features like this but, for instance, google voice does - then I'm going to use gvoice and bother less with Skype. Waiting for everyone to adopt Skype for phone-phone texting won't work - too many people use ordinary SMS/MMS. It's the standard. Working with this standard is a must. In other words, someone should be able to pick up their phone and be able to use Skype for all communication, regardless of whether the person on the other end uses Skype. If a user has to switch to the phone's SMS/MMS or whatsapp or (god forbid) email, its a headache.

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