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Staying In Touch Over Summer Vacation with Skype

This summer we have already done quite a bit of traveling and we have a bunch more coming up shortly.  The 15 day trip last month was a family trip so staying in touch with the kids and my spouse weren’t a problem.  I did, however, miss out on my daily call to my mom quite a bit and that’s why I decided to upgrade my Skype to the Premium plan with my own Online Number.  Now, no matter where I am I can use my online number to reach out to my mom, my other family and friends, and also my clients.

Skype Premium

I spend a lot of time in front of my computer, probably much more than the average person – even on vacation and when traveling for business.  Skype Premium makes sure I don’t miss anything important with functions such as group video and group screen share (this is great for training clients), but the thing I like best is FREE unlimited calling.  It is so easy for me to work and talk at the same time with Skype because there is no phone to hold or worry about – everything is right here in front of me for easy access.

While in Florida recently I was able to call my mother via Skype and share live video feed of my kids playing on the beach.  It was pretty amazing to share that with my mom. With Skype she doesn’t have to miss out on my kids growing up even though she lives thousands of miles away.  More importantly I don’t have to worry about her either since I can see her “on demand” with Skype.

About Skype:

• Founded in 2003 and based in Luxembourg.
• In 2011, Skype became a division of Microsoft Corp.
• To date, Skype has more than 247M connected users a month and a run rate of more than 300 billion minutes annually.

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.


  1. I am not surprise about this article, to be honest for me the best online communication we can use is the Skype, I never tried signing up to this but I have heard a lot of news regarding to this.

  2. Carl Winchester says

    With Skype you do not have to worry about staying in touch with folks even when you are very far from them. I travel a lot and Skype helps me a lot in communicating with my wife and kids back at home.

  3. Cooper Ivan says

    I am totally agree with your topic because Skype is so useful to me.From many days I am using Skype and also benefited this Skype. Thanks for your informative post.

  4. Even I love to use Skype! Using this application is like you are just near to your loved ones. You can also do a teleconference using Skype. Me and my friends from different part of the world getting in touch using Skype too!

  5. I am so thankful with this Skype. This is best tool for me to connect with my clients. I don’t know if Skype will lose.

  6. Katleen Quinlan says

    With Skype wherever we are we can be able to connect with our family, friends and loved one. I will not exchange Skype to other new program. I am contented of the features of this Skype.