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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cmantelope, May 27, 2010.

  1. cmantelope

    cmantelope Well-Known Member
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    This is weird

    I use skype on my pc to send sms to friends overseas on their cell phones - for 10 cents a pop

    But I haven't seen that option to send sms to international cell phones on Skype Mobil (yes I know you can send IM but it's not the same thing as an sms to a mobil overseas phones)

    So, last night, on my pc sent an sms (overseas) like normal....and got a notification of an event on my incredible on the status bar?? - and now, when I open skpye mobil on my phone, it shows that sms as an event, and will let me send another one - but I don't have that option on other international cell phone numbers in my contacts??

    Anyone else use Skype like this?
     

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    using skype for international contact on a phone requires skype credit. if you have paid for it on your PC, then it also allows you to use it on your mobile since you're signed in to your skype account.

    better yet- use skype-skype since it's free.
     
  3. Chandria

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    I know exactly what you mean and yes mine is the same way. Everything works as it would on normal Skype on my PC, but no sms option available to international cell phones. I normally use the free Im's and call Skype to Skype, but ocasionally I send a text here and there. Once it shows up in your notification you can reply to that and send another, but I have not found any other way to initiate via Skype mobile. Maybe there would be an issue with text message charges via Verizon? I don't know why it was left out.

    On a related note...I also had issues with receiving spam Im's from people not on my friends list, even though I have the option checked to not receive anything from anyone not on my list. (maybe 2x a week) Apperantly others had the same issue, so we have let tech support know of this problem. Interestingly, those messages do not show up on regular Skype, only Skype mobil.

    All in all I am thrilled to have this available finally. I have used it several times now and the call quality is awsome. :)
     
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    Thanks for your detailed post Chandria!

    Thought I was just not informed on how to use the mobile app properly - noticed there was some news today re skype and verizon - guess they added compitibility with windows mobil phones as well -

    Well, at least we can send an sms on pc- wait for notification of event, and then have access to that cell phone contact for more sms - that's pretty cool - and has increased the usability of Skype Mobil a bazillion percent for me!

    Enjoy -
    CM
     
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    Hi. Sorry to thread jack but my question is regarding Skype and I didn't feel like starting a new topic just to answer it.

    When I use Skype mobile on my phone to call my friends Skype mobile I've noticed that it depleted my minutes. Is there something special you have to do? What am I doing wrong???
     

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