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Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays Contest

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the holidays? For most of us, it’s spending time together with family…..but it’s not always possible. Imagine bringing your family and friends to your living room on your HD television to share the holiday spirit together even when you’re miles apart. Now you can through the power of Cisco ūmi and the Cisco ūmi Brings YOU Home for the Holidays contest.

To enter, upload your favorite photo of you and/or someone you wish you could see for the holidays, and tell us why you want to see them. Tell your friends to vote for your picture so you can have a shot at winning a ūmi telepresence system and service for you and a friend for a year!

Prizes: Five (5) Winners will receive two (2) Cisco ūmi systems + 1 year free service.

Cisco values the importance of bringing family and friends together for the holidays and will be getting YOU your systems before Christmas!

The “Cisco ūmi Brings You Home for the Holidays” Contest (the “Contest”) begins November 20, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends December 19, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PT (“Contest Period”). The Contest is sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc. (“Sponsor” or “Cisco”).

Congratulations to Cisco ūmi 50 for 50 winner from last week- Rachel Turner! We will be contacting you via email to give you your gift card!

Here’s the $50 Visa Gift card question of the week. Please comment with your name, email and in 50 words or less. Sweepstakes for this period starts from today until next Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 11:59PM PST. We will announce the winner next Monday, at 9:00AM PST with the next opportunity to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. For official rules, please click here.

Who do you wish you could see over the holidays with Cisco ūmi and why? (P.S. Now all you have to do is duplicate this answer with a photo here and you’ve entered 2 contests!)

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  1. I wish I could see over the holidays with cisco umi because with the friendly company of Cisco umi the holidays are always Reliable Available Honourable Unbeatable Lovable Dependable Reasonable Awardable Viewable Influenceable you cisco umi always...!!!
  2. I would like to see my mom. We live kind of far from one another. We used to see each other daily when we worked on the same job. Now, we're both out of work and we should see each other lore often but we don't. Mom's been commuting to care for my grandmother who is ill. I get by there maybe monthly but it would be really special to see the two of them for the holidays.
  3. I wish I could see my grandma for Christmas.
  4. I would like to see my hubby this holiday season as we are newly weds, married on 2nd Oct 2010.Due to official constraints I had to return to USA on 9th Oct. My hubby is in India, I miss him a lot and would like to see him everyday and share every moment with him. Cisco's Telepresence Will give my life an essence, Bringing both of us together To give us comfort in every weather.
  5. I wish I could see my uncle over the holidays. The last time we saw him was Thanksgiving and then he got diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. He passed away 2 days ago (less than a week before Thanksgiving). We have a small video phone, but I wish him and all his kids and family had Umi so they could keep have spent more time with him while he was here on earth <3
  6. It has been tough not being able to see my sister who now lives in India - since last 5 years. Cousins have not met since that time and I am not able to go there personally. It would be wonderful and joyous to see her.
  7. I would want to see my son that is away in collge. He has been there for 5 years and I'm affraid he will want to stay after he graduates in Dec. Thank You!
  8. We haven't been 'home' in over 12 years. I'd like to see my nieces and nephews who are so grown up now :(
  9. I wish I could see my older brother
  10. I haven't seen my dad in over 10 years:( I would the chance to see him. He is so far away:(
  11. I wish I could see my parents over he holidays, have had a bad cold that my family has been passing around and can't pass it on to my Dad due to his health, it would make him very ill.
  12. I would love to see my BFF Ann over the Holidays with Cisco ūmi. Due to having children and hubbies who work we don't get to travel the 8+ hours that we live from each other.
  13. I'd love to see my best friend who is studying up North and can't visit due to financial strains.
  14. We only get to see my husband's grandparents about once every three years, so it would so fantastic to be able to see them MUCH more often with the Umi!!
  15. I wish I could see my Mom over the holidays because my family and I haven't spent a holiday with her for several years in a row. Since my Dad died, she has just cut herself off from us, but it would mean so much to see her and spend time with her.
  16. I wish I could see my best friend Sharon. She moved away last year and I really miss her.
  17. I'd love to see my college roommates that are now scattered around the country. We've all re-connected on facebook this year and are all turning 50. Woohoo!!!
  18. I wish I could have seen my uncle this past holiday he stayed behind in Washington, DC he usually visits NC (home) but he runs his own business and couldn't get away for the extended weekend and most of our relatives visited that I hadn't seen in over 2 years with their younger kids and I know he would have enjoyed seeing his nieces and nephews and their kids.
  19. i would give it to my parents in India
  20. I used to live in Kobe, Japan, and would celebrate the holidays with my colleagues and friends. We still email together, but I wish I could see them and hang out as if they were in the room with me. Happy holidays!
  21. I would love to see my Mom. She lives over a 1000 miles away and she is missing so much of her four grandkids childhood. Would love to be in contact and *see* her more often than every few years. rsj2000mrs at
  22. To my mother-in-law who lives in Port Macquarie, Australia and is not allowed to make the 16 hour flight to San Francisco being a cardiac patient.
  23. I wish I could see my penpal Mads from Australia. We started corresponding by email 15 yrs ago and I haven't seen her yet. Both of us have got married since then and now we are infrequently in touch. It would be great if we could get in touch again through Telepresence - a wonderful opportunity to renew our friendship. RK
  24. What a great contest idea! It's nice to see cisco doing wonderful things for the public. I'd love to see my friend in China , he's on the other side of the world and I can't afford a trip!
  25. I think we are going to get the Cisco Umi at Value Tech
  26. The cisco umi all the more beautiful and simple
  27. i wish to you our family and my friends. Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth. It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
  28. My sister-in-law is going China, it will be great to use cisco umi to communicate.
  29. I would give it to my parents in indonesia
  30. want to see my friend who is studying up North and can’t visit due to financial strains.
  31. In the near future Umi Will be a true global solution for meeting dear relatives and friends. We will then use Umi to organise a virtual Christmas dinner with my sister who lives in Scotland. Miles away but virtual together by Cisco Umi.
  32. what a great contest idea, it’s nice to see cisco doing wonderful things for the public
  33. wish I could see my penpal Mads from Australia. We started corresponding by email 15 yrs ago and I haven’t seen her yet. Both of us have got married since then and now we are infrequently in touch. AHAHa
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