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Back-to-School: 6 Money-Saving Tech Tips for College Students

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Money-Saving Tech Tips for College Students #1: Skype

Back to school Tips, Skype
Source: Microsoft

Moving away from home to go to college can be a lonely experience. Staying in touch with family and friends is important, but long-distance phone calls can be expensive.

Carriers like AT&T (T) offer discounted or unlimited long-distance phone service packages, but even $25 a month adds up.

Instead of paying for long-distance voice calls, why not take advantage of Microsoft’s (MSFT) Skype and talk all you want for free?

Skype software is available for a wide range of PCs, tablets, smartphones, game consoles and even Smart TVs. Calling anyone from one Skype account to another is free, and you don’t need college math to know free beats $25 any day.

Even better, although Skype does voice calls, it’s also able to one-up long distance with video conferencing.

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