Send a text message
One of the most useful features of the Skype app is the ability to send regular text (or SMS) messages. Again, these are paid for using Skype Credit, but are still cheaper than using your phone when texting people in other countries. To do this, select a Skype contact who has a phone number. Where it says ‘Via’ in the chat box, select Skype SMS, type in your message and tap Send.