During a year of global economic challenges and natural disasters, many of today’s youth find solace backpacking across the world. So why has Skype become an integral carry on item for those wander the earth? Backpacking is traditionally common amongst young adults who independently travel long distances for long periods at low cost. Digital communication and resources make planning, executing, and continuing a long-term backpacking trip easier than before – with Skype leading the charge.
Skype has many features, that are suitable for many situations but possibly none more so than for those travelling around the world. Make sure you make the most of your journey of a lifetime by taking Skype.
Skype is a software-based communications platform that offers high-quality, easy-to-use tools for both consumers and businesses to communicate and collaborate globally through voice, video and text conversations. Founded in 2003 and based in Luxembourg, our mission is to be the communications platform of choice around the world. We enable users with virtually any Internet-connected device to communicate with each other by voice, video and instant message for free, or make low cost voice calls to fixed or mobile numbers virtually anywhere in the world. We had 124 million average monthly connected users for the three months ended June 30, 2010 and our users placed 95 billion calling minutes over Skype in the first half of 2010, approximately 40% of which were video. Skype can be downloaded onto computers, mobile phones and other connected devices for free at www.skype.com. Access to a broadband Internet connection is required. Skype is not a replacement for traditional telephone service and cannot be used for emergency calling. Skype Connect is meant to complement existing traditional telephone services used with a corporate PBX, not as a stand-alone solution. Skype Connect users need to ensure all calls to emergency services are terminated through traditional telephone services. Skype, associated trademarks and logos and the “S” symbol are trademarks of Skype Limited.