No pay video chats

16 Jan

While I’d like to think my relationship would have survived nine months apart even if video chat hadn’t been around, there’s no way to know for sure.

What I know is that the video chat industry continues to revolutionize the way people interact on both a personal and professional level, and it remains a major part of my life as an online entrepreneur.

Until now Skype has kept up fees for premium/business users, and we’ve heard that it was always a key “future revenue” product that they pointed to during their IPO and buyout process.

Thankfully, that changed when a peer introduced me to a free online video chatting company.

I don’t remember the company’s name, and I’m sure it’s long-since gone extinct and been replaced by newer evolutions, but back then it opened up my world in ways I’d never dreamed possible.

It gave me the chance to spend hours talking with my boyfriend face-to-face – even though we lived more than 200 miles apart.

Today, Messenger is launching free VOIP video calling over cellular and wifi connections on i OS and Android in the U. Facebook’s goal is to connect people face to face no matter where they are or what mobile connection they have.

With Messenger, someone on a new i Phone with strong LTE in San Francisco could video chat with someone on a low-end Android with a few bars of 3G in Nigeria.