Thursday, December 03, 2009

Stay in Touch with Loved Ones Through ooVoo!

If you’re looking for a unique and truly useful gift for an out-of-town relative or a college student, I’ve got a great idea for you. It’s called ooVoo! This online video communication tool allows you to have face-to-face conversations with your loved ones over the Internet. Here’s something even more appealing: The basic package for two-way communication is free!

Here’s what you get for free:

• 2-way video calls
• Record and send 1 minute video messages
• Create 1 video chat room to embed on a website
• Friends without ooVoo can join a call with you from their browser
• 6-way text chat
• Send files up to 5MB at a time

ooVoo is available for Windows or Mac. Even better, you can get ooVoo’s premium features free for 30 days! These features include:

• Up to 6 people on a video chat
• Video chat in high resolution
• Share desktop and video chat simultaneously
• Record video and audio calls
• And more!

At the end of thirty days, you can decide to drop the premium features and continue with your free services, or continue with the premium features that are available through various money-saving plans. (They have a business plan, too.)

My husband’s parents live far away in Alaska, so when they made their annual visit recently, we sent a web cam home with them so we can “ooVoo” each other. One of my sons will be starting college in the not-too-distant future and is thinking about a school that’s far from home. If that happens, I plan to use ooVoo with him, too, so it will be easy to stay in touch!

ooVoo has web cameras available in their ooVoo store, but if you already have a web cam, you can use that, too. I really love this idea for staying in touch with friends and relatives. Just go to for further information and to get started!

DISCLOSURE: I received a web camera to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post Susan -- we're seeing a lot of our customers "traveling" for the holidays via ooVoo. Any other thoughts you have on the service, feel free to reach out.

    ooVoo VP, Mktg.
    ooVooID: oovooLisa


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