Skype Makes My Life Easier!

Skype Makes My Life Easier!

I have been using Skype for quite a few years. My dad and have used it to keep in touch since I live in Texas and he is North Carolina. I’ve used to communicate with fellow bloggers when planning events. Since W was born we have been using it to call the grandparents and great-grandparents who are out-of-state. It’s a fabulous way to stay in touch with relatives who are far away.

I really thought that Skype was just a great way to chat with video and text.

There is so much more to it than that!

I knew that there was the capability to do group video calling. That’s one feature I plan on using later this week with some great mommy blogger friends of mine! I will be sure to update all about it. You know you want the crazy details about what mommy bloggers chat about!

But I also discovered a number of great features that I wanted to try…

Conference Calls

I’ve participated in a number of conference calls but never realized that I could hold them on Skype! I’ve always dialed in on the phone. I would definitely prefer to connect via my computer using Skype. It’s just more comfortable for me to use a headset to conference call. If everyone is on Skype then it’s absolutely free! You can add phone users by purchasing Skype credits so everyone can make the call!

Screen Sharing

I love the idea of being able to show your screen to the person you’re chatting with. I have used a number of screen capture programs in the past to create tutorials. Skype gives me the capability to share my screen in real-time with anyone! You can even share with a group! It’s free for one-on-one calls and you can use Skype credits to get a group involved.

Online Number

Skype offers the ability to have an online number that people can call from their telephones. You can answer on Skype no matter where you are! You get a voicemail box with each line in case you’re not available to answer. This is a great way to protect yourself online if you need to communicate for business. If you use websites like Craigslist, this is a great contact alternative! You can get a number for $18/3 months or $60/year!

I finally had to decide which new (to me) premium service I wanted to try…

Skype WiFi

I couldn’t resist trying the Skype WiFi service! I thought it would be the most helpful to me for a number of reasons.

  1. Using 3G on my Android phone drains the battery quickly.
  2. My iPad and iPod Touch only have WiFi capabilities.
  3. I am addicted to checking my email.

These are the reasons I have been looking for a WiFi solution for when I travel. I have a few trips coming up and WiFi can be spotty. I hate to go too long without checking my email. It makes me nervous. Yes, I’m addicted to it. I know!

This is why Skype WiFi is a great option for me and will make my life easier!

Skype WiFi makes my life easier!

It was so simple to get set up! All I had to do was download the Skype WiFi app for my iPad. Then I logged in and located a hotspot and was ready to go! With rates around 19 cents per minute, this is a great alternative for me when traveling! It would be great for desperate times with W too! I will have to test it next time we’re waiting somewhere and he’s had enough of it!

Skype Wifi App is a breeze to use!

I’ve found yet another use for Skype! It’s going to make my life just a bit less stressful at times! Yes, I get stressed out over my email. I can’t be alone in that… can I?

Mom Meet Skype

I’m not the only mom who is all about technology and Skype! Check out these fun facts! I definitely agree with the 95% of mom who say that technology makes my life easier!

Skype Moms!

How does Skype and other technology make your life easier?

Formula Mom Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Skype. I received Skype credits to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.