With Spring break right around the corner, the travel bug is setting in. Before you book your getaway, here are Skype’s top tips for teching out your travel:
Seeing is believing: Booking through vacation rental sites can often be a more affordable option than hotels, but sometimes you don’t know what you are really getting. Ask the landlord to give you a Skype tour to ensure the space meets your needs.
Forgo the selfie and opt for video message with Skype Qik. Skype Qik is a new video messaging app that gives you a fun and easy way to share moments, laugh and chat with groups of friends or individual contacts throughout the day. With Skype Qik, you can send short video messages that are up to 40 seconds, or respond with a pre-recorded 5 second video clip.
Don’t blow your cell phone budget. Instead of setting up an international plan, if the person you’d like to call has a Skype account, once you find a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can call them for free. You can also make the Skype call right from your mobile phone. If you’re going to be abroad for a while, or will be receiving a lot of calls from back home, you might consider a Skype Number. This allows you to call your friends and family can call a local number at local rates that will connect to your Skype account, no matter where you are in the world. This can help save quite a lot of money!