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If you know you’re going to be traveling – near or far – being able to keep in touch with friends and family is a good idea for a lot of reasons. While you shouldn’t be checking your smartphone if you’re driving, we have four mobile apps that can help you stay in touch when you’re traveling. No matter your destination, these mobile applications are going to help you stay connected.
Four Apps for Communication on the Road
Here’s a closer look at four specific mobile apps that can help you stay in touch when you’re traveling on vacation.
Fring – This is a very cool mobile app that will allow you to make VoIP calls with your smartphone via any WiFi spot you can find. It’s available for both iOS and Android based mobile phones. The best part is that you can even do video group chats – all without running up your data charges.
Skype – You’ve probably already heard about Skype if you spend any amount of time online, but you might not know that it’s also available as a mobile application. If you have a WiFi connection, you’re going to be able to keep in touch via video chats on your mobile phone.
WhatsApp – If you’re looking for a communication app that is location aware and has a super large user base, you’re going to want to download and install WhatsApp. The user interface is very easy to use and you’re going to find that a lot of your friends are already part of the WhatsApp network. This particular app has been downloaded over 1 million times, which proves that it’s at least somewhat useful. As with the other apps in our list, it’s all about how you use it.
- Wi-Fi Finder – While this isn’t an app that allows you to communicate directly, it’s still very useful when you’re on the road traveling. Basically, it allows you to find the nearest (and strongest) WiFi connections so that the other mobile apps in our list work better. Finding a strong and stable WiFi hotspot isn’t the easiest thing to do – especially if you find yourself in a foreign country or unfamiliar part of the world. With a few taps of your finger, you’ll be able to find what you need.
Using one or more of the apps listed above will help you keep in constant contact with your loved ones – or even your boss. In all seriousness, it’s never been easy to travel the world and still keep in touch with people back home. Know of any other mobile apps that help you keep in touch while traveling? If so, write a comment below and share your wisdom.