Using Skype on my Droid Razr M Smartphone #VZWSS #samp

by Marcy on November 28, 2012 · 0 comments


My husband occasionally has to travel to Asia for work, typically for 2-3 weeks at a time. While our 6 year old understands that he is only gone temporarily, my 2 year old doesn’t really get it. Both kids end up asking for their daddy more and more as the time goes on. We started using Skype about 2 years ago to video chat with him and it has been a lifesaver! Not just for the kids but for us as well. :-) It is so nice to see a face and to chat about the randomness of our day – even when we are literally on opposite sides of the Earth.

Recently my husband embarked on one of these trips, and because we are currently down a laptop we were upset that we wouldn’t be able to Skype. That’s when we realized that he could take our Motorola Droid Razr M Smartphone with him. Even though we didn’t have it enabled to handle international calls, it is Wi-Fi enabled. That means he was able to easily install Skype for Android at the airport (all you need is an email address and phone number) and video chat with us! And it is FREE!

He didn’t have Wi-Fi in his room, so he chatted from the hotel lobby most of the time. The coolest part was when he held the Droid Razr M up to the hotel window and our 6 year old could watch kids from another country walking down the sidewalk to school. With its wide screen, this easy to hold device was actually more convenient to Skype from than a laptop (my husband’s words – not mine). On a side note: when our 2 year old realized that she was on the screen she could not stop cracking up…and playing peek-a-boo with herself. It was priceless!

Now that he is back in the states we are enjoying life on the Verizon 4G LTE Network again. And the next time my husband has to travel (nationally or internationally), we’ll be set with Skype for Android on our Droid Razr M Smartphone.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Savers program and I have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. View my complete disclosure policy here.


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