4 Apps to Keep You Connected

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In today’s society, being disconnected can be frustrating and inconvenient. Staying connected is imperative. Check out the following apps for your phone that will help keep you connected while you enjoy jet-setting around the world.

These apps are 100% free and are easy to use for both domestic and international communication. Talk, text and share as much as you want even if you and your loved ones are on different continents.

1. WhatsApp Messenger

Free for iOS and Android

A messaging app that works across multiple platforms and promotes an exchange of free messages instead of paying for SMS. This app includes features such as creating group messages, sending images, video and audio messages.

Update: WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook for a reported $19 billion!

2. Viber

Free for iOS and Android

Easily syncs with your own contact list, using best-quality mobile calls using 3G or Wi-Fi. Completely free texting, calling, photo messaging and location sharing with other users, and group messaging up to 100 friends.


3. Path

Free for iOS and Android

Path is an ad-free app that allows private messaging, sharing pictures, videos, and music with 150 people who matter most in your life. Post and share your experiences with only your closest friends and family. This app easily allows you to grant access to only those who you choose to see your posts.

4. Voxer Walkie-Talkie

Free for iOS and Android

Like a walkie-talkie, Voxer lets you communicate instantaneously. An “Instant Voice. Anytime. Anywhere.” Unlimited use of live and recorded audio, texts, photos, location sharing and one-on-one group chats. This app comes with high customer satisfaction reviews and has optional upgrades.

And while you’re on the go, make sure your phone is always protected from the various types of terrain and weather you may encounter while traversing the globe. Check out our line of slim cases, the OtterBox Commuter Series today!

What apps keep you in the loop? Let us know what you think!

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Lara Betthauser

Lara Betthauser

Colorado-loving native. Bursting passion for world exploration. Enjoying my search for marvelous food and drink in my new city Fort Collins (which has yet to disappoint). When I’m not working you can find me spending time with my family, especially my niece and nephew.

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