SMS messaging from non SKYPE users / Receive SMS messages on your Skype Number
To be able to receive SMS messaging on your skype number a DESKTOP PC from non SKYPE users.
We’re excited to announce that Skype now supports 2-way SMS (send and receive SMS) for US Skype Numbers and we will work to support more countries.
Try it out and let us know what you think :)
Please, please make this work with banks etc. for two factor authentications.
I don't have a US cell phone number anymore. I rely on my Skype number to stay in touch no matter where I am, USA or worldwide.
Except for SMS two factor authentication!
This is very important. While it is true, I usually can have the bank robo-call my Skype number and give me the code, it is not optimal, and hardly modern! ;-)
(Obviously, a bank will not send a 2 factor authentication to a non-US cell number.)
Otherwise, a Skype number works very well for those of us who (used to) travel internationally.
Need this for banks too. Please.
Dr Jason Alan Graves commented
You say Skype supports 2 way SMS messages for US numbers - I’ve had a Skype US number I’ve been paying a lot of money for since it was an option. If my bank sends a verification code via SMS, I won’t get it. These types of SMS messages are not supported and thus NO - Skype does NOT support 2 way SMS messages in the sense that people expect. If you say it supports 2 way SMS, it means I should be able to receive any SMS that I would receive on a normal mobile phone. Dear Skype,
I’ve been a longtime paying Skype customer and have been waiting for 1 important feature - the ability to receive SMS messages from any phone, for example banks when they send verification codes. I can send SMS messages and the party can respond, but Skype does not allow receipt of SMS messages unsolicited. I’ve been waiting long for this feature. I know many others have as well. I must inform you that if Skype won’t implement this feature in the next 30 days, I’m taking my business and monthly and annual fees - over the years have been more than $1000, to one of your competitor services that does have this feature as I can’t justify spending on Skype when Skype is not adapting and up scaling features in line with the competition.
Not working anymore.
Any updates on MMS/shortcode support?
Matthew Abolins commented
I'll echo what others said, I can't receive SMS from US banks to my US Skype number.
John Beverley commented
This had been going on for a while
Its about time you fix this issue worldwide
I bought a UK number which cannot receive SMS
Well my US Skype number no longer receives SMS messages from other US numbers if I'm overseas thanks to a recent update- it worked before!!! This has made banking impossible as the text security codes do not come through so as others have said, paying for this number is now useless.
Yitzchak Ehrlich commented
I tried to SMS/text from my mobile to my US Skype number. It did not work.
I can receive SMS from individuals, but not from institutions like Banks or Paypal. This is extremely inconvenient, as these institutions always require verification by SMS.
Avi Sujeeth commented
Would love to be able to photos from camera role and group Texts. Keep investing in this feature please! Want to end my cell service badly.
BRING BACK PERSONALIZED VOICEMAIL ANNOUNCEMENTS allow voicemail to be downloaded - allow recording calls - you guys have destroyed this software continuously it gets worse - SMS = no privacy
How to STOP receiving SMS from non skype US phone #'s - these morons think it is received and demand INSTANT response or they keep sending -- anyone knowing my skype phone # can SMS me and I DESPISE it
Julio Luzardo commented
I can't receive SMS, I have a US skype phone (+1 815....), I have caller ID configured and my skype number is selected as +1 815....
Can't receive MMS...
any idea when the UK numbers may be able to receive sms . its important for business to be able to send and receive and I bought the skype number in good faith! I hope this happens soon.
keep up with the times good people at Microsoft :)
Is this available for Skype for Business users, with US numbers?
Skype is incompetent and they lie all the time.
I can't receive SMS messages in the USA from my bank in the USA!
I have caller ID set up but the phone rings once then goes into voicemail!
I'm in the USA but they often send me messages in Dutch!
The star sign (*) and pound sign (#) on the keypad do not work!
Skype used to send emails letting you know that you received a voicemail, then Microsoft stopped that, they said their customers did not want that feature, A COMPLETE LIE!
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Phuong Le commented
I tried to send text message to bank (93557) but it always failed. Bank customer support said that skype block third party sms service.