This Will Transform the Way You Make International Calls


Technology captivates!

In India, there was the time when making local calls were too expensive and international calls were something that was beyond the reach of the man of ordinary origin. Then, we saw the time when smartphones took the entire world by the storm. Kudos to technology!

Today, if we can connect with our friends, relatives, and loved ones no matter where they live, or we live at any time is just because of smartphones.

However, the thing that makes smartphones smart is mobile apps.

If we talk about the mobile app that completely transformed the way we make international calls today is Skype! No doubt if we say Skype as the protagonist of internet calling.

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Launched in 2003, Skype today connects over 7 billion mobile and landline phones across 200 nations.

The Skype’s Effect

Let’s take a glance at the following stats: (Source: DMR)

  • 2 trillion is the total number of minutes used on Skype video calls.
  • Over 500 million installs on Google Play.
  • 1 billion times Skype mobile app has been downloaded.
  • Skype has over 9 million daily active users.
  • 3 billion minutes is the total number of minutes users spend on Skype per day.

Figures said all! Having highlighted some fascinating information about Skype, you would have realized its significance and effect regarding calling.

There are several reasons that make Skype a perfect communication tool to connect with anyone around the world. Being a leading VoIP service, Skype offers cost-effective international calling.

If you call from Skype to Skype, it is absolutely free! However, to connect with a mobile without skype or landline from skype, you need to get Skype Credit or subscription.

How to Buy Skype Credit

Indian users have been using Skype for years. However, buying Skype credit to make international calls was a daunting task. Earlier, users required owning an international credit or debit card to buy Skype credit and the limit was minimum 300 bucks.

Luckily, the situation has changed now! You can buy skype credit from online retailers like Sify.

You can enjoy the cheapest international call rates when connecting to mobiles and landlines around the world.

Skype credits are available for INR 30, 60, 120, 300, 600, and 1500.

To buy credits, you can follow these steps.

Step 1: Visit http://www.sify.com/skype/rates and select your plan.

Step 2: Click on Buy Now.

Step 3: Enter your Skype username.

Step 4: Select your payment method.

Step 5: Choose your bank.

Step 6: Proceed to pay.

Done! Your Skype credit will be credited to your account and you can use them the way you want.

Benefits of Using Skype

Well, Skype has such a huge fan base in India. The users are well aware of the unparalleled benefits of using Skype for making international calls. Take a glance at the two main benefits:

Connects Instantly

Skype allows users to connect with their friends and loved ones around the world in the mater of few taps right from their smartphones or desktops. You can make voice as well as video calls with Skype. So, whether it is maintain far distance relationship or getting in the constant touch with your friends and family, Skype is an ideal mobile app.

Cost-Effectiveness

The reason Skype rules the chart of popular communication app in India is it lets users make cost-effective international costs. Now, you can buy Skype credits to connect with non-Skype users whether the person is using mobile or landline phones.

Over to You

Skype is one of the viable solutions for the users who want to be in touch of their far living relatives, colleagues, friends, and family members. So, one can say that it has truly transformed the way we make international calls today!

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Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Cloud Dental Software for Your Practice


  1. Cloud Data Storage

Security and HIPAA compliance should be at the top of the priority list when choosing cloud-based dental practice software. Who is storing your data and where is your data being stored? You’ll want to make sure that the host of your data is reliable and is HIPAA compliant. Consider discussing the history of data storage and whether the host has experienced any outages causing clients downtime. Microsoft Azure Cloud is the most secure with data stored and protected on Microsoft servers.

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  1. Pricing

Pricing can be incredibly complicated when you’re dealing with anything that is technology related for your office and cloud dental software is no exception. Most cloud-based dental practice software subscriptions require a monthly fee. Make sure to ask the software representative if there is any start up, conversion or additional costs beyond the monthly fee and find out what is included in the monthly cost. Lastly, it’s a good idea to find out the history of inflation for the dental software.

  1. Features

The majority of dental software programs have an appointment book and a suite to administer billing from, but not all programs are created equally! When considering new software for your office or clinic, write down a checklist of priority features that are important to you and your practice.

Often overlooked features that can help the flow of your office and communication within it include operatory announcements, customized reporting, login rights, management notifications and eSignatures. In particular, most dentist’s value eReminders which allow your office to auto-send email and texts to remind, confirm, and reactivate overdue recall. Once a patient confirms their appointment via text message or email, the software optimally should automatically show that it has been confirmed. An auto-confirm feature saves your staff time in manually confirming an appointment.

In a recent survey by Clinicians Report, MOGO Cloud was rated the best dental software with the highest satisfaction rate among those surveyed in part because of its comprehensive and advanced suite of features. This particular software has been honed over 30 years being one of the first to come on the market back in 1983.

  1. Imaging

Choosing a dental practice software and pairing it with fully compatible imaging is the ideal sequence of events, but sometimes that won’t be the case because you already have a system in place. In the event you have a digital imaging system, it is important to ask the right questions so you have a thorough understanding of the imaging process.

Do you capture the X-ray images in the native imaging software or the dental software? Where are the X-ray images stored? How do you access the X-ray images? You’ll want your staff to have the most seamless process when taking images and full compatibility within your dental software will help you achieve just that. If your software offers direct interfaces that will allow you to capture, store and edit X-rays directly in the software, you won’t have to worry about third party imaging or paying anything additional for imaging software.

  1. Training

New dental clinic software is exciting and there are many new things to learn for everyone in the office, once it is implemented. What resources are available to you for training? Are there costs associated with additional training? What is the best way to implement and learn your new dental software?

You’ll want to make sure that the product you choose provides help and training videos to help with the transition. It’s often helpful to have staff review training videos prior to installation, to help get their feet wet before using the program full time. In addition, videos on the screen within the product itself can be extremely helpful in the transition. And of course, a competent and available technical support team is crucial for any software program.

Purchasing a new dental system is a big decision. But choosing the right dental software for your needs will truly make a big difference for your practice.

Jenni Peter provides expert consulting and perfecting processes for dental practices and dental service organizations. She has over a decade of experience managing dental practices and healthcare facilities with a focus on software and technology improvements to achieve growth and stability.

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How Companies Can Reduce Wasted Smartphone Hours


Smart devices are a great part of modern technology, but they are also a constant source of distraction. Increasing numbers of employees admit to using their smartphones to play games and idly chat with friends while working. If this is causing problems at your business, here are some steps you can take to stop the problem.

Provide Enough Work

If your employees are using their phones to waste time at work a lot, it might be time for some self-examination. It’s not always easy to look at yourself as the potential cause of these problems, but if even your high-achieving employees seem to be looking down at their Candy Crush games when you walk through your office, you may not be giving people enough to do. Bored employees will seek to entertain themselves; if you have given them a good volume of tasks, they will be too busy for diversions.

Have a Meeting

If the phone use problem seems to be low key at your business, consider just having a meeting and talking through issues. This works best at a small workplace where the whole team can talk, but larger firms can have conferences followed by breakout groups. Explain to your employees that you are concerned about the possible productivity issues caused by smart devices, and then give them a chance to discuss what constitutes appropriate and inappropriate uses of company internet resources and time. If nothing else, a good meeting will let you identify potential problem employees.

Issue Business Phones

Some businesses rely more on smart devices than others. If these gadgets play a significant role in your business, actually banning or restricting phone use may be impractical for day-to-day operations. Instead, you should consider issuing business phones to employees. You can pick up a set of the same phone type, like the excellent LG G6 smartphone from a reliable provider, so that it is easy to tell on first view if an employee is working on a personal phone or a business model. The law also allows you far greater reach into the contents of a phone you provide.

Block Sites Through the Wi-Fi

Since a lot of modern smartphone plans set caps on wireless data usage, consumers have gotten in the habit of using Wi-Fi networks for internet usage. This is good for you, since there are several options that your IT department can exploit to keep your employees honest. Your computer people should be able to block off common productivity killers like Facebook and Twitter, and they may even be able to stop your employees from accessing popular games through your network. And they should also be able to track the things your people do look at on the network as well.

Train Managers to Watch for Slackers

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Your management team is your first line of defense against workplace productivity killers like overuse of smart devices on shift. You need to make sure that your front line soldiers are well-trained and equipped to enforce policy. Teach them both how to watch out for employees using smartphones to goof off, and also how to use the tech tools your IT department can provide to block and track use of your company internet. Though your managers don’t need to be computer experts, knowing a few things about security helps.

Banning Cell Use

Of course, there is always the nuclear option — banning all cell phone usage at work. This needs to be handled carefully, or else your employees are going to be upset enough that some may reconsider their employment situation. Moreover, it is important that you allow people to contact your workers in the case of a real emergency, so this works best with employer-issued phones, where you can make sure that calls are not frivolous. Actually collecting phones from employees coming on shift is overkill and probably of dubious legality; instead, ask them to leave devices at home or in lockers, and penalize anyone you see using one.

Smartphones are not the enemy of the modern workplace, but rather just another tool. Used well, they can make your business more profitable than ever before; used poorly, they will harm you. Make sure you have a good smart device strategy in place.

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