Many small business owners who use Skype are true road warriors, spending days if not weeks at a time traveling for work.
In fact, these business people frequently tell us that their travels are what led them to become regular Skype users in the first place. They became hooked on the convenience and cost-savings Skype offers while on the road.
Skype’s mobile solutions fit into the life of on-the-go business users. And since we know many of you use Skype on your various devices, we want to make sure that you are getting the most out of our mobile features.
Skype runs on three mobile platforms: Windows Phone, iOS for iPhone and iPad, and Android. To get started, open Skype.com on your smart phone or tablet to download the free app. The download screen will display automatically and prompt you through the process.
[Tip: What if you don’t have a smartphone? You can still take Skype with you by using Skype To Go to call any locale within your Skype subscription (or by using Skype credit).]
If you already have a Skype account, all your contacts will be available when you log in. Once installed, you can send and receive free Skype-to-Skype voice calls and instant messages just as you do on your computer, while video calling and other additional features are also supported on some devices.
If you’ve purchased a calling subscription or have credit in your Skype account, you can call any landline or cell phone from Skype on your mobile device. The charges are the same as when you call phones from Skype on a computer.
Lastly, we are often asked about Skype’s bandwidth use, especially by people who have limited data plans. Skype’s technology keeps bandwidth usage to an absolute minimum, and you can view bandwidth details here. Skype runs on WiFi, 3G, and 4G, and in general, audio calls should be possible with most Internet connections.
So the next time you’re stuck in traffic and fear you won’t be able to get back to your desk in time for that important Skype meeting, remember that we’ve got you covered. Just pull over to a safe location, please!
Are you using Skype on a mobile device? What’s the biggest benefit to you?