Skype to SMS – Beta

February 25, 2005

in Skype Journal

A potential cautionary flag. I’ve watched many announcements fly out on Skype to SMS. I’ve seen Skype Technologies quoted as if it is their program. It’s not as far as I know. A few weeks ago I blogged that Connectotel had launched an SMS to Skype service using an SMS gateway. We tried it out and were impressed. Now they are testing Skype to SMS services. I think this is exciting. I would add one cautionary note. Connectotel is the gateway between Skype and the GSM gateway which means there is a “security point” risk. You should be aware that your message is not encrypted end to end.

‘Skype to SMS’ is available as a Beta test service for all users of Skype who have been authorized by Connectotel. For information about authorization please see the FAQ here:
http://www.connectotel.com/sms/skypetosmsfaq.html

There is no charge for the SMS messages sent, for the duration of the Beta test. The ‘SMS to Skype’ Beta test service is available free of charge to all users of Skype.

Connectotel is examining the possibility of providing other gateway services, including, for example, links to and from e-mail, fax and outside data feeds, based on similar technology.

Connectotel

Skype Forums

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Fred Zelders February 26, 2005 at 3:46 am

Stuart,

The yperlink under “Connectotel” is incorrect: “http://http//www.connectotel.com/skype-to-sms-24feb05.doc”

frEdSCAPEs February 26, 2005 at 3:49 am

SMS Skype SMS

SMS Skype SMS

LiewCF.com - Tech Gadgets Blog March 7, 2005 at 9:45 am

Send SMS using Skype! Free Trial!

Connectotel has announced the launch of the public Beta test of its new ‘Skype to SMS’ service. This new service allows Skype users to send SMS text messages from within Skype Chat to any GSM mobile phone user.

GoodBasic March 9, 2005 at 1:48 am

Skype Should Start Blogging, Soon

Neville Hobson says Skype is approaching a crossroads, and he may well be right.

Customer complaints are growing, the SkypeOut user forum is flooded with support requests, the last announcement they made was in November, 2004 and it’s apparently

Patrizia April 26, 2005 at 1:20 am

IBM sold its first PCs with MSDOS and later with Windows.

This made the fortune of IBM and Bill Gates.

After 25 years we beging to think it was not such a great idea…

Patrizia

http://www.woip.blogspot.com

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