January 4, 2022

New Year's Resolution: Use your voice

Written by valeria

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The beginning of a new year usually heralds in a stream of articles, videos, and ads splashed everywhere about jumpstarting your new year's resolutions, whether it be fitness, nutrition, finances, or wellness. But instead of following that same pattern, we thought that we'd instead give you another resolution this year---to use your voice.

That may sound vague---after all, you use your voice every day when you talk to family, friends, at work---but we don't mean it in the literal sense. What we mean is that you should strive to be able to use your voice freely to talk, laugh, and share any way you want. Like....

Call and text loved ones

Probably one of the most basic ways to use your voice, you'll be surprised to find out how hard it is to do it for free. Even the most basic talk & text plan from any wireless carrier is going to cost you on average $10/month. But whether that's something you can't afford, or simply aren't willing to pay for, know there are alternatives. Mainly, us. By signing up for a free TextNow account, you get your very own local phone number that you can start using with unlimited calling and texting immediately over a WiFi connection. And if staying connected away from WiFi is more of what you're looking for, you can even do that for free. All you need is a TextNow SIM card (a one-time purchase of $5 so we can ship it to you) to connect you to our nationwide network, and you can continue on the conversation freely wherever you go.

Manage clients easily

The coming of the pandemic also signalled the rise of the side hustler. If you started a small business on the side last year, or are looking to start one, doing something as basic as keeping up with clients and customers should be the last thing you're stressed about paying for. There are many business solutions out there, but if all you want is your own number for your own business that can text, call, and even allow you to set up custom voicemail and a text signature for a more professional look, then let me tell you a secret: that's free. That is, if you use a TextNow number.

Date safely

If 2022 has you looking for love, then it's an endeavour you should be excited about and not afraid of. While we can't give you advice on who to look for, or how, we can, at least, give you your own safe second number that you can use to weed out those that don't deserve your first, and those that do. Let me explain. Online dating has come a long way since its AOL "You've Got Mail" days, but with everything now living online, it has also become a little more distrustful. If you meet someone online, and the conversation takes off and you get that "We should go on a real date. What's your number?" text, you should have the option to give a second phone number---still valid and legitimately used by you---so that if the date doesn't go so well, you're not left with the dread that they now have your primary number and can spam call or text it, or even use it to track your personal information. Your very own ---free---safety net.

While this is only scratching the surface on all the ways you can use your voice ---video call any number for free, stay in touch with loved ones overseas---we think it's a good place to start when thinking about your new year's resolutions, and how you can finally free yourself from overpriced bills and radio silence days, and just talk freely.