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Stick to your New Year's Resolutions using Skype

Whether you make one New Year’s resolution or 20, sticking to them can be tough. But New Year’s resolutions exist for a reason: to help us improve ourselves and better enjoy the year ahead.

Many people find it easier to stick to their resolutions if they have the support of family and friends, and that’s where Skype comes in. Keep reading to find out how you can stay focused and achieve those New Year resolutions using free video calls.

Resolution: Keep in touch in this year with free Skype video calls and instant messaging

For many people, a popular New Year’s resolution is to be better at staying in touch with friends and family. Given the fast pace of everyday life, it’s easy to lose touch with people you care about – particularly if they live overseas. With Skype video calling, it’s much easier to stick to this resolution than ever before. If both you and your friend or family member download Skype, you’ll be able to video call for free. All you’ll have to do is arrange a suitable time to catch up!

What’s more, keep Skype running on your computer, mobile phone or tablet throughout the day and you’ll be able to keep in touch with online friends and family in real time with instant messaging. You can also send files through instant messaging, which offers a quick and simple way to share photographs, videos, and other files. Skype’s voice and video calling, as we well as instant messaging and file sharing can certainly make it a little easier for you to keep in touch with loved ones in the New Year!

Resolution: Save money by using Skype on your computer, cell phone, TV or your home telephone

The holidays can be an expensive time, so it’s no surprise that many people make New Year’s resolutions to start saving. Skype can help with that too, since Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls, as well as instant messaging are free. Even more, if you download Skype for mobile, you can even reduce your cell phone bills. By calling your friends with Skype on your iPhone or Android phone, you can enjoy free calls across the globe. You can enjoy making a Skype call on your mobile, either over 3G* or Wi-Fi. Skype recommends users have an unlimited mobile data plan with their carrier or Wi-Fi connection.

Want to use your home phone instead? By using a Skype-enabled home phone, users can take advantage of free Skype-to-Skype voice calls and instant messages, as well as make regular landlines calls. This year, resolve to cut down on both your mobile and home phone bills by using Skype to contact loved ones! *

Resolution: Slim down and stay in shape using Skype

Of course, if you’ve piled on the pounds during the holidays, you’ll naturally make losing weight one of your top New Year’s resolutions. You’re not alone, as people all over the world resolve to do the same. If you can’t afford gym membership, but are no good at keeping yourself motivated, Skypercise might just be the answer.

Whats more, with group video calling, you can exercise with friends over Skype and support each other in your slimming resolutions. It’s also a great environment in which to share low calorie recipes and slimming tips or recreate the community-vibe of a gym or a slimming club.

To really ensure you’re making progress, schedule a weekly video weigh-in alongside your Skypercise dates. This will encourage you to really make the most of your Skype exercise regime and prove to your fitness partners that this New Year’s resolution is for keeps.

*Operator data charges may apply

How will you be using Skype to stick to your New Year’s resolutions? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.

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