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Why Do You ūmi?

- May 17, 2011 - 1 Comment

We recently asked our family of users why they enjoy connecting with family and friends via Cisco ūmi? Here are the top reasons why they ūmi:

  • Stay Connected: The number one reason people love to use ūmi is because they can keep in touch with family, friends – old and new, and colleagues. Whether the person lives down the street or on the other side of the country, they come through your HDTV clearly and vividly, almost as if they were sitting in your own living room with you.
  • Get Involved in the Small Things: When mothers and fathers travel, they use ūmi to participate in activities with their children, such as helping with homework, reading a book and discussing what their day was like.
  • Get Involved in the Large Things: Moms and dads, grandmothers and grandfathers can use ūmi to meet the next generation of family members and watch them grow, walk, talk and laugh.
  • See it With Your Own Eyes: Most of our users see the real benefit in talking face to face with loved ones rather than chatting on the phone. Facial expressions are hard to pick up via phone and impossible to pick up via email. One user said the reason they use ūmi is “so that you can see their face. You can feel them.”

Whether it’s a husband and wife using ūmi connect to watch video messages from their spouse or extended family gathering around the computer to catch up with Google connectivity, our family of ūmi users is thrilled to tune in to their TVs to stay in tune with loved ones! From all of us at Cisco, we thank you for your continued support!

We invite you to share how you virtually met your new nephew or tell us what you think of HD video chatting, we want to hear from you! Click here to learn how to send us a ūmi video.

AND, if you don’t already have a ūmi or are thinking to buy one as a gift for that special someone, make sure you check out our latest promotion, buy one ūmi get one free, now through May 21st.


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  1. I'm very interested with that theme. If I have some more time I will check how to use Cisco ūmi, because I think that I will use it in the future. Regards