There are a few options for sending an SMS to other countries such as Korea. With software such as Skype and Microsoft's SMS Sender, you can send a SMS to Korea directly from your computer. Although some features on Skype are free, other features, such as sending SMS, will require you to buy Skype credit. On the other hand, you can always send an international SMS through a GSM mobile phone.
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- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Internet access
- Credit card
- GSM mobile phone
Download and install the Skype software by visiting Skype's website and clicking "Get Skype" on the top of the page. You will find it in between "Features" and "Prices."
Register for a Skype account. After installing the software, you will be asked to choose a Skype name and password.
Add phone numbers to your contact list. On the main Skype screen, click the "New" tab on the upper-left corner and select "New Contact." A new window will open, and on the bottom, under "More Things You Can Do." Click "Save a phone number in your Contacts list." Enter the name of the person you wish to SMS and his mobile phone number.
Buy Skype credit. Return to the Skype home page, and click the "Price" tab on the top. Then click "Skype Credit," which is located under "Prices." Now click "Buy Skype Credit" and log in to your account if you are not already logged in. Have your credit card ready and select the amount of credit you would like to purchase.
Return to your Skype interface, and select the contact you wish to send an SMS to. Start typing out an SMS to this contact in the bottom-right corner. After you have typed out your message, click the "Send SMS" icon on the right.
Download and install SMS Sender from Microsoft's website. (See Resources.)
Run SMS Sender and you will see a small window that asks you to select your device, asks for the destination number and has a field for you to enter your text for the SMS.
Select your GSM phone connection in the "Available Devices" box.
Enter the phone number that you wish to send SMS to, including the country code, preceded by a "Plus" sign. For example, for a South Korean number, you would enter +82 before the person's mobile number.
Type in your text and click "Send."
Using Microsoft's SMS Sender
Go to "Menu" on your GSM mobile phone.
Find "Messaging" and then go to "Create Message."
Enter the international phone number that you wish to send the SMS to. Remember to include the "plus" symbol and the country code before the mobile number.
Enter the text that you wish to send in the "Text" field.
Send the message as you would send any other regular text, by clicking your phone's "Send" key.
Using only your GSM phone
Tips and warnings
- There is an extra fee for sending international SMS through your mobile phone service provider.
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