Welcome to 2015! It’s time to wipe the proverbial slate clean and start anew. Blow the dust off your workout gear, reacquaint yourself with vegetables, volunteer at the local shelter and go for that new job. But hurry! You’ve only got two weeks until the New Year’s resolution zeal begins to wear off!
Research shows that 62% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.1 According to the same study, only 75% of those maintain them through the first week! Resolution success rates drop off quickly over the ensuing six months.
And the 25% who keep their resolutions? My guess is they set attainable goals. With that in mind, following is a list of five suggested resolutions that you can easily keep using an OTT mobile app, such as Voxox.
1. Lower your monthly phone bill
January is a time of raised insurance premiums (don’t get me started), higher gym membership prices and increased mobile plan charges. If you’ve resolved to save money, using an OTT mobile app will get you free calling and texting, allowing you to change your carrier plan to the minimum offered by your provider. It feels a bit like cheating, but that’s part of the fun! OTT apps like Voxox can save you big in 2015.
2. Manage your accessibility (Find Me Anywhere)
Several years ago I learned a term: communication index. It refers to a person’s accessibility via multiple avenues, be it email, text or phone. A person with a high communication index is accessible by any and all of these methods. While the term may not be in wide use these days, it’s good to keep in mind when you want others to be able to reach you.
A great way to strategically manage your reachability is through Voxox’s Find Me Anywhere feature on your iPhone or Android. Using this feature, you can set your incoming calls to ring on any phone, tablet or desktop computer — simultaneously or in sequence — so you’ll never miss a call again!
3. Text in a foreign language
Why learn a new language when you can use your mobile app to text in any language you want? Voxox will translate text messages you send and receive into any of 60 languages. Let’s say you have a friend in Italy who speaks only Italian. Translation mode allows you to send your message in English and your friend will see it instantly in Italian! When your friend responds, you’ll see it instantly in English! For more on Voxox’s Text Translation, see the blog post, Negotiating the Language Barrier With Free Texting, posted on July 31, 2014.
4. Get your family on your network
What’s worse than talking to a loved one while being stressed out about the calling charges? A fantastic New Year’s resolution would be to get everyone you know on the same OTT mobile app network. When you’re all on the same network with Voxox, you can talk for free for as long as you want! Happy New Year!
5. Get a cool phone number everyone can remember
Would you like your hometown friends and family to be able to call you on a local exchange? Or maybe you want people to think you’re from Los Angeles or New York? A Virtual Number is a custom or local phone number linked to your Voxox account that’s easy to remember because you chose it. Calls made to your Virtual Number will be automatically forwarded to your Voxox number.
What will you do differently in 2015? Wipe that slate clean, set some attainable goals and go for it! Your OTT mobile app can help!