By Genae Girard
There are numerous benefits to using Skype. The biggest benefit of using Skype is the ability to process free phone calls to other Skype users throughout the world. International businesses are also enjoying the Skype's advance features, such as video conferencing, voice mail, and multiple user conference calls. Also, international calls from SkypeOut accounts to normal phone lines are a fraction of normal long distance rates.
If you are going through breast cancer treatment (including chemotherapy), this is a great alternative to being in the germ ridden public. It is also a great way to affordably get in touch with friends and family to update them on your health. One of the other websites www.CaringBridge.org is another way to update family on your progress. Yes! All Skype to Skype calls are handled at no cost to either user. This is the biggest benefit of Skype and a reason why they have experienced such a significant growth in users. Using SkypeOut to call a regular phone line does incur a small fee.
Skype also allows its users to call and send text messages to phones -- albeit with a small charge, one which varies depending on the country you're calling and the location from which you're making the call. Once you purchase pre-paid Skype credit, you can use it to make calls and send text messages literally all over the world, either using the computer program or a mobile application. This comes especially in handy if you're traveling without a working cell phone: simply find a Wi-Fi connection, connect your phone to it, launch the Skype application and make calls.
Online Number and Voice Mail
To help expand the benefits of Skype to those who don't care to use the program, Skype has introduced the online number. For a small fee -- $18 for three months as of February 2011 -- you can purchase a number which allows friends and family to call you at local rates as if you were using a phone, only you'll answer with Skype. Skype also offers a voice mail service -- starting at $6 for three months as of February 2011 -- which allows people who call you on Skype when you're away to leave voice mail messages.
Skype allows you to affordably communicate with professional folks that can help you move forward after treatment. Coaching is an integral part of moving forward in your live after the effects of treatment. The great thing about Skype is that you can choose someone in a different part of the country that fits your needs.
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