You can SMS message people using Skype though it ends up costing money per text message so I rarely use the feature. To be able to SMS message contacts or call contacts in your Skype contact list you used to have to synchronize these contacts via Outlook but now you can also enter “Phone Number” only contacts in Skype. If the number is not entered properly in the Outlook contact then Skype will tell you that it does not recognise the number and require you to dial it manually or you could fix the number to allow for one click dialing of this contact or for you to be able to SMS message this Skype contact. The error is shown in the below image at the bottom of the Skype window.
Using your iPod Touch or your iPhone to send free SMS text messages to US cell phones is easy. There is an application called textPlus available for free download in the iTunes store.
textPlus Free Download:
textPlus Ad-Free $1.99 Download:
To install textPlus on your iPod Touch follow the below steps.