Almost every couple will say that the best part about Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays is that it gives you an excuse to make the time to spend with your loved ones. Some couples, unfortunately, don’t have that luxury.
This Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, making it harder for couples to schedule in a romantic dinner, let alone spend the entire day together. In addition, most couples won’t have the option to take the day off because President’s Day follows a week later. As a result, most lovebirds will be spending the most romantic day of the year apart.
Thanks to the latest technology in telecommunications, you don’t need to go the day without seeing your significant other. In fact, there are three telecommunications that are perfect for you to use everywhere you go.
Here are three technologies that will keep you connected to your loved one this Valentine’s Day:
At the Office
Mondays are tough enough – but this Monday you’ll have to throw yourself back into meetings, schedules and planning when all really want to do is get back into bed and have a romantic breakfast with your significant other.
Well, why not have breakfast together at the office? With videoconferencing technologies, you can!
Your company probably already has video conferencing but if you don’t, it’s extremely easy to set up; all you need is a computer with an Internet connection, a web conferencing solution, and either a phone line or computer speakers to hear the presenter.
You already know this equipment is great for giving presentations because it uses a computer network and visual equipment so two or more people can talk from separate locations – so, why not use it to have a quick “meeting” with your spouse? Just make sure you check with your boss first. On the most romantic day of the year, it shouldn’t be a problem.
On the Go
Thanks to big advancements in mobile technology, you can now video chat from your phone! The best part about video calling is that basically every mobile provider offers a phone that has video calling features.
Lauren from Massachusetts enjoys video calling with her girlfriend because it gives her a sense that they are actually together.
“I have AT&T but my girlfriend has T-Mobile”, Lauren explained. “We use an app called Tango that connects you to video chat even if you have different networks. We really just video chat for fun during our lunch break but we used it a lot more when we lived in different cities for a few months, ” she added.
If the person you are with doesn’t have a phone with video calling capabilities, buy it for them! That would make a great gift for both males and females. Depending on how busy your life is, you could finally have a way to talk and see the person you care about as often as you want.
“This would definitely be a good tool for Valentine’s Day because it gives the sense of being together even if you are thousands of miles apart, ” said Lauren.
Businesses have been using VoIP technology for phone systems for years because it greatly reduces long distance phone bills. The technology also gives professionals more flexibility in how they want to communicate with each other. As a result, more people are starting to take VoIP technologies home with them.
Programs like Skype use VoIP technology to connect friends, spouses, and couples from across the country. As long as you are connected to a Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN), all of your voice over IP calls will connect to any phone user. Skype has a closed-source proprietary VoIP system that uses a peer-to-peer system.
“Before cell phones really had the capability to video chat, we would use Skype or Gchat to video chat, via our computers, ” Lauren said. “Honestly, I don’t know how someone in a long distance relationship could survive without it [video chat]. ”
If you and your significant other can’t find the time to be together on Valentine’s Day, make sure you find a way to see each other. Video conferencing and video calling on your mobile or Voip phone system are three ways to make sure your heart doesn’t feel too much absence.