Must-Have Telecommunication Apps

Telecommunication apps have transformed the way we communicate on our phones. It is hard to believe that a couple of decades ago, the only options for communication were to dial a number and speak or to send a text message. These days you have a much wider choice of communication methods that work via your phone but do not actually cost you anything for the calls.

4 Popular Telecommunication Apps

WhatsApp

One of the most popular telecommunication apps is WhatsApp. Operated by Facebook, WhatsApp only works through the mobile phone network but enables you to make free voice calls, video calls, and text messages. With over 300 million daily active users worldwide, WhatsApp is certainly popular – especially in European countries. This is a must-have telecommunications app for everyone. It is not just because it works so well (although it does). The simple reason is that everybody uses it, so if you want to connect with many people you know, you need this app.

Skype

When it comes to telecommunications apps, Skype also takes some beating. Skype was the market leader for years and is still a popular method of communication. Numbers have dropped off in recent years but there are still an estimated 1.33 million people using it. Skype can be used for free voice / video calls and messaging. Although it is not as popular now as it was several years ago, plenty of business still operate via Skype. It has also been very useful in keeping families across the world together, many who still use Skype for this reason alone.

FaceTime

FaceTime only operates on iOS phones, so is only suitable if you have an Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. FaceTime works extremely well, since the app is built into iOS, you don’t have to bother to download it. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, 40 million Facetime messages and calls are sent each day, and new technology on the platform is making it easier to group chat. OK, it doesn’t work on android phones or tablets, but if you do have Apple products, this telecommunication app is easy to use.

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is linked to Facebook, naturally, but you don’t have to be an active Facebook user to use Facebook Messenger. This app can function as an instant messenger, and you can also make voice calls and video calls. In our experience these can work very well regarding streaming and reception, and the great thing about it is that it will work on any type of smartphone. 

For business owners, Facebook Messenger is a must have app. Your Facebook customers can chat with you instantly, either by messaging or by call. Facebook Messenger enables you to be completely available to your customers without being disruptive in the same way as a Skype call. In addition, your Facebook customers can contact you directly via your sales page.Telecommunication apps are constantly evolving. (Just see our list of censor apps to keep kids safe!) There is not one telecommunication app to fit all situations and to reach all users. Therefore, your only real option is to download the ones that suit your lifestyle best. Also check top tech websites to find out about the newest, coolest apps.

How to Put My Phone to Sleep & Other Tech Tips

We all do it! I do it myself! I go to bed for an early night, only to find that three hours later I am still looking at social media and am now wide awake. Most other people are the same. Even if we resist this temptation to look at the phone, there is still the blue light of the screen and the sound of the constant notifications. Please put my phone to sleep so that I can get some rest, I say, but the problem is that I don’t really mean it.

You can make your phone more sleep-friendly without going cold turkey and actually turning it off. I didn’t know this before, and these simple tips will certainly help.

How to Put Your Phone to Sleep

Switching your phone to night mode will help reduce glare. You can set this function to timer so your phone does this automatically at bedtime. You can also set your phone to “do not disturb” or flight mode to turn off notifications or instant messages. If you use the flight mode, you can still use your alarm clock function.

If you are concerned that you are spending too much time on social media, there are a couple of apps that track your time. If you are using iOS, this is an inbuilt feature. It can make for some scary reading when you see just how much time you can waste on it.

Many of us struggle with sleeping, and it is not always the fault of the phone. Many times, I have put my phone to sleep only to lay there wide awake. So, one easy way of curing insomnia is to try a sleep supplement. I find that the best sleep supplements are the ones that contain melatonin.

Melatonin Supplements

Melatonin is a natural hormone in the body that regulates and helps you fall asleep. In supplement form, it is excellent for anyone who works irregular hours or travels, and it has been proven to be effective in clinical testing. So if irregular sleep hours are adding to your insomnia, a melatonin supplement may be worth a try.

When it comes to melatonin supplements, you have three great options. 

Try TonicSea’s Melatonin a natural supplement that contains melatonin as the sole ingredient.

Alternatively, Premier Research Labs’ Melatonin-ND contains fermented, probiotic-cultured melatonin, which helps with sleep, brain, and immune support.

My third choice is Nutramedix’s Melatonin – a natural melatonin supplement in liquid form that you just drop on to your tongue.

If you struggle sleeping, remember the following rules for bedtime. Say to yourself, put my phone to sleep and take a melatonin supplement, and if you are anything like me, you will quickly fall asleep in no time at all.