Advice 1: How to write messages in Skype

Skype is one of the recognized leaders among the instant messengers. Calls between users and to landlines, video calls, group communication makes the program so popular. But communication via text messages is one of the most requested features.
How to write messages in Skype
Instruction
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Run the application. In the appropriate fields, enter your username and password. The program will then connect to the server for your login. The characteristic sound notifies you that you are connected and logged on to the network. You can now start writing messages.
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Select from the list of contacts of the user with whom you are going to communicate. Click right mouse button and click "Start chat". The mouse cursor will move to the corresponding field in another part of the program window. In this field you can enter a message to send to the user.
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Also, the selected user can click with the left mouse button, and then on the right side of the program window will open information about that user. Then move your mouse in the box to send messages. It is located in the lower part of the window with information about the user. Identify it by the inscription "Enter here the text message".
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Enter the desired message text in this field. To send, press the Enter key, or icon in a blue circle with a quote on the right side of the field to enter text. Your message is then sent to the user.
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If your contacts of the user for whom you want to send a message, please search. Select in the menu "Contacts" – "Add new contact" or click "Add contact" at the bottom of the contact list. This will open a window where you can search.
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Enter in the appropriate fields of the available information about the user you want to add. It can be email address, mobile phone, name, Skype name. If there are multiple users with the entered data, you can view all and choose the one you want.
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After that, click "Add". The selected user appears in the list of your contacts.

Advice 2 : How to send SMS with Skype

Messaging in Skype, voice and video calls between users of the programmes are almost free, when dealing with someone you pay only for Internet traffic. However, this software allows you to make calls not only on the network, but also to regular phones. Including, you can send SMS to any mobile.
How to send SMS with Skype
Instruction
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If you have not had to call on Skype to regular phones, so you didn't need to refill. But since sending SMS with Skype is a paid service, first of all, you need to Deposit some amount into your account. The minimum contribution is 5 euros, the maximum is 25.
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Run the program from the main menu click Skype "Make money on Skype credit...". The program will check your profile settings and open a window refill.
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First choose the amount you wish to Deposit to your account in Skype by clicking the check box next to the appropriate number. Then fill in all the fields in the form's current address. Then select the payment method.
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You can Fund your account with Visa and MasterCard Bank cards and electronic purses WebMoney and "Yandex.Money." If you have no e-wallet or you use a different card, you can choose one of the electronic payment systems of your choice from the menu "Others". Once you have chosen the payment method, click "Next" and if everything is correct in the form that appears, hit "Buy".
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When the money is transferred to your Skype account, add a mobile number to the profile of the person to whom you want to send the message. Select the desired subscriber in the "contact List" with one click of the mouse and in the form of messaging, click the SMS button. This will automatically open a window prompting you to add the mobile phone number of the subscriber. In it click on the button "Add phone number".
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In the next window "add a number to this file", select the type of phone – mobile, home, work, or other; select a region for automatic insertion of a prefix, enter the number in ten-digit format and click the checkmark. The phone will be saved and this will open a window prompting you to add your phone number to the caller knew who received a text message. Here you can either add your number immediately, or to resolve this issue later by pressing one of the corresponding keys.
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Now you can write SMS in the same way as in the normal chat. The maximum amount a single message on Russian keyboard layout is 70 characters in Latin – 160 symbols. The cost of one such message is 5 Euro cents. When the limit of characters in one SMS, Skype will split the message into several smaller, considering every next 70 or 160 characters of the new message and charging a fee. When you are finished entering text, click "Send a message" to the right of the entry field.
Note
For those Skype contacts which has phone numbers, the shortcut menu will be available the option "Send SMS", which by default was disabled.
Useful advice
If you want to send an SMS to the person who has no Skype contact, add the phone number to the contacts list in the usual way, just right click on the newly created contact and in the drop-down menu, select "Send SMS".
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