As the economy worsens, video chat is emerging as a viable and budgetary solution for families, businesses and teenagers as part of their daily routines that allows for free â€œface-to-faceâ€ communication. ooVoo (www.ooVoo.com) video chat service allows up to six people to participant in the same conversation, offers file sharing and the ability to record video chat sessions â€“ yes, all for free (say goodbye to expensive phone bills!) â€“ with no download required (just need a webcam and speakers or a headset!)
As the mainstream continues to communicate online and technology advances, weâ€™ve come up with a â€œTop 5 Tipsâ€ of how ooVoo can cut back on extraneous costs, while still enjoying â€œface-to-faceâ€ time â€“ without budging from your home or spending a dime.
Check out these tips:
1. Family torn apart living paycheck to paycheck? Start a routine every morning at breakfast with your children video chatting with their daddy who may be commuting far from home. Now itâ€™s possible to still have the whole family sit around the kitchen table â€“ even from a far.
2. Canâ€™t afford that family reunion trip this year? Now Grandma and Grandpa can blow kisses goodnight to their grandkids in New Jersey while relaxing in Boca.
3. If youâ€™re a new mom and canâ€™t get out of the house but still want to hang with the gals? Schedule a weekly â€œgal pal video roomâ€ â€“ or better yet, a â€œbitch session video roomâ€ with as many as 5 of your closest friends. Now itâ€™s possible to have a glass of wine and gossip with your friends, from the comfort of your own home!
4. Are you or a loved one currently unemployed? Cut back on travel expenses and save time on long commutes for job interviews via ooVooâ€™s video chat that allows file sharing, recording, playback and can host up to six participants at one time â€“ connect with executives from across the globe. Impress your potential business colleagues with your tech savvy too!
5. Alternatively if youâ€™re not close to public transportation and are in a bind with a commuter job (and no car!) or must go to an on-site job interview that canâ€™t be avoided â€“ keep it green (and save your green!) through global car rental company Vroom Vroom Vroom (www.vroomvroomvroom.com). The site allows rates and amenity comparisons for all classes of vehicles from major car rental companiesâ€”Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thriftyâ€“with a lowest price guarantee. And no matter what the needs of your trip â€“ a hybrid or compact car for better fuel efficiency, or an SUV to fit the family and your luggage–the site offsets carbon emissions for every car rented through the site, at no cost to the customer. With a lowest online price guarantee, Vroom Vroom Vroom will not only refund them the difference in price, theyâ€™ll give them $10 for their trouble.