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SMS to Skype

SMS to Skype is a free service from Connectotel allowing GSM mobile phone users to send Skype™ instant messages to any Skype™ user.

SMS to Skype is based on M-Mail, Connectotel's free SMS to e-mail service, established in 1999.

Sending a Skype message from your GSM mobile phone
  • Select the option on your phone to create a new SMS text message
  • Type the word skype followed by a space
  • Type the Skypename of the recipient followed by a space
  • Type the text of your message
  • When asked to type the number, select the SMS to Skype entry from your phone book or type +447747782320
  • Select the option to send the message
Setting up your mobile phone
  • Select the option on your mobile phone to add a new entry to the phone book
  • Type the name SMS to Skype
  • Type the number +447747782320
  • Save the entry to the phone book

sms to skype illustration You would like to send a Skype message to johndoe from your mobile phone. Here is an example showing how the message should be written:
skype johndoe This is an example message
You would then choose the SMS to Skype entry from your phone book and send the message.

Tip: Many mobile phones allow the creation of template SMS text messages, which can be used instead of having to type the same message each time. Save a template SMS text message for frequently used Skypenames, like this:
skype johndoe 
Skype Privacy Settings

In the Skype software please select: Tools / Options / Privacy and set "Allow chats from..." to "anyone"

(The Skype user which sends the messages is called "sms-to-skype")

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about using the SMS to Skype service please see the SMS to Skype FAQ

For information about the Skype to SMS service please see the Skype to SMS FAQ

Additional Features

The Connectotel M-Mail service allows you to send SMS to e-mail from any GSM mobile phone. For information about M-Mail and its additional features, such as Reply path, Signature, Aliases, Memo and SMSstore, please see the M-Mail FAQ

Consulting and Products

Connectotel has considerable experience in development of software solutions utilising SMS technology. Let us work with you to build software for your particular application. Please see our SMS page for more details of our SMS products and services.

Please contact us to find out more about SMS and how Connectotel can help you to implement solutions based on this technology. We look forward to hearing from you.


The name Skype and the Skype logo are Trademarks of Skype Technologies S.A.

SMS to Skype is a free service operated by Connectotel.
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