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Six Days Left: Buy One ūmi, Get One FREE

The perfect present for dad this Father’s Day is Cisco ūmi.  And with the current buy one ūmi, get one FREE offer, it’s also a perfect present for you, too.  Now through June 19th (this Sunday!) take advantage of this limited offer by clicking on a logo below to start shopping!

NBA Legend Bill Walton and his son Luke, a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, are using Cisco ūmi to stay in touch between their homes in San Diego and Los Angeles, respectively.  Luke alludes to Father’s Day when he tells Bill that he’ll be getting a Father of the Year award at the end of the month.  It makes any of us not living near dad at least a little mushy!

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Knicks Forward Amar’e Stoudemire and Phoenix Suns Forward Grant Hill Kick It on Cisco ūmi

No longer living in the same city? No problem. Cisco ūmi enables Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire and Phoenix Suns Forward Grant Hill to stay close even though they live nearly 3,000 miles away. What does Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire think about playing in front of celebrity row at Madison Square Garden?

Check out this unique ūmi call between these two guys and hear what they have to say about ūmi’s features:

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We’ve Got the Perfect Gift for Dad this Father’s Day (and for you, too): Buy One ūmi, Get One Free

Undoubtedly, the best way to spend Father’s Day with dad is at one of his favorite places.  We always have a big family dinner. What are your traditions?  Do you go hiking?  Go to the movies?  Sit at home and watch golf?  Regardless, there’s nothing like making dad feel like a king for a day doing whatever he likes to do best.

For those of us who don’t live close to home, technology is bringing us closer than ever before so that we can spend time with dad face-to-face.  Sure, we can’t eat his famous burgers virtually (not yet at least) but we can catch up and tell him we love him through video calling.  And with Cisco ūmi, you can tell him Happy Father’s Day from your couch in high-def on your HDTV.

As a thanks to dads all over the U.S., we’re offering you the perfect Father’s Day present: when you buy one ūmi, you get one free.  Click on a logo below to start shopping:

But hurry up.  This great deal ends on June 19, 2011.

You thought that was it?

Want to WIN (2) ūmi telepresence systems and a once-in-a-lifetime meet and greet with an NBA Legend?

ENTER HERE for your chance to WIN!

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Enter for a Chance to Meet an NBA Legend on Cisco ūmi!

Thanks to our Cisco ūmi community, we’ve been receiving great stories about how people are using ūmi to spend time with friends and family when they can’t be together in person. Some of my favorites are from the NBA at Home with Cisco ūmi video series. We set up NBA players and their family members with ūmi telepresence systems so they can stay connected despite their extremely busy lives. As a Boston native, I am especially excited that two outstanding Celtics’ players, Paul Pierce and legend Bill Russell, are connecting on ūmi.

Here’s the most exciting part. Just like Paul Pierce, we’re giving you the opportunity to talk to NBA legend Bill Russell on ūmi. Visit and “Like” our page on Facebook or the NBA Facebook page June 3 – 19, complete the sweeps entry form, and enter for a chance to win not only a conversation with Bill Russell on Cisco ūmi, but also your own ūmi, plus one year of free service, for you and a friend!*  Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Watch Bill Russell and Paul Pierce talk on ūmi:

Thank you again for your continued support on our online communities. We’re wishing you the best of luck in our sweepstakes!

You can find more details about the sweepstakes, including sweepstakes rules, by visiting the Cisco ūmi Facebook page and the NBA Facebook page.

Incredible Facts about Bill Russell

  • Bill won a gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics as captain of the U.S. national basketball team.
  • Bill is a five-time winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and a twelve-time All-Star.
  • President Barack Obama awarded Bill the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 for his accomplishments in the Civil Rights Movement on and off the court.
  • The NBA Finals MVP trophy is now named the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.
  • Bill was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

* Participants must be age 18 years or older and a legal resident of the fifty United States. They must also have an HDTV with an HDMI port and broadband Internet at home.

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Share Memories with ūmi This Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices others have made for us.  If you have Cisco ūmi, who will you talk to this weekend?

One of my friends plans to ūmi with his grandfather who was in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He loves umi as a way to keep in touch with his grandpa in between visits, and will especially enjoy the call this weekend when they get to bond over old stories.

Of course, Memorial Weekend is also the unofficial kickoff to summer and is typically filled with fun weekends spent outdoors with friends and family.  From the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, DC, to the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to camping trips in national parks: what are some of your Memorial Weekend traditions?  Tell us in the comments section below.

We hope you have a fun, safe Memorial Day weekend!

Also, remember to “Like” our Cisco ūmi Facebook page to stay up-to-date on exclusive videos, contests, and limited offers!

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