Going Mobile: How Skype Can Affect Your Social Life

Skype is a great way to find new friends while staying in touch with old ones. Did you know that having a rich social life actually makes you healthier? People with a strong support network who regularly communicate with other people live longer and are healthier than those who go it alone.

There are several ways that Skype can benefit your social life. Here are a few examples:

Skype Lets You Talk Wherever You Are, Whenever You Want to Talk

Skype accounts can be accessed from all sorts of devices, including desktop PCs, tablet computers, cell phones, home phones or landlines, and even TVs and gaming consoles. That means that you can stay in touch from home, work, school, friends’ houses, or even during your daily commute. All you have to do is download the Skype app to the device you want to use and enter your user ID and password. It’s that easy to stay in touch all the time!

Skype Lets You Communicate With Friends Using Other Types of Devices

Maybe you have to use a Blackberry for work and keep an iPhone for your personal communications. Or, perhaps you are on a Windows phone and all your friends are on Android phones. Skype works across platforms and is available for all Android phones and tablets, iPhones, Windows phones, Blackberry devices, and Amazon Fire tablets.

Skype Connects You With Friends Around the World

Whether you want to hit the open road and have a chat or connect with friends who are going to school overseas or working on a mission trip somewhere remote, you can use Skype to communicate all over the world without incurring international phone charges. Some phone companies charge upwards of $50 per month for international voice services and much higher if you use the data plan for video chat.

Thankfully, Skype can be used as a social networking app free or inexpensively, allowing you to find new friends from interesting and exotic places. Many Skype users connect with others to learn a new language, familiarize themselves with different cultures, or educate themselves about walks of life very different from their own.

Skype Makes Communication More Lively

If all you have is a cell phone, you can’t chat face-to-face with your friends and family who are far away. Skype makes it like you’re right in the room with them. Skype keeps families in touch with loved ones serving in the military, lovers attending schools across the country, and parents with children who move far away.

To learn the basics of using Skype to connect, check out this video: How to Create an Account in Skype and Start Using It!

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