Just because you may not be able to be in the same room as your dad this Father’s Day doesn’t mean you can’t connect with him. With all of the great video conferencing options out there, you can see and talk to Dad like he’s right there with you on his special day. Let’s take a look at some of the top video chatting options and the pros and cons of each.
Skype has been on the scene since 2003 and is ad free, which is refreshing. With the ability to call anywhere in the world and a large amount of free offerings, Skype has positioned itself as an industry leader. Skype can connect several people in the same chat, if you’re willing to pay for it. You can also call landlines and cell phones. Whether you and your dad are 30 miles or 3,000 miles apart, Skype will get you connected. However, there are some drawbacks. You can only call someone who also has a Skype account. If your dad isn’t very tech savvy, or doesn’t want to create an account for something he may never use again, this may not be a good option. Also, Skype’s video and sound quality is good, but it’s not the best, since it relies on users’ computers to drive calls.