Video calls from the heart of the Sahara

Dorian D.
Video calls now available even in the desert

Well, I gotta hand it to you. You did a really good job, it works like clockwork even though I’m miles away from a high-speed connection. It’s amazing!

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A couple of months ago we posted an interview with Marco, a young designer from Brazil and one of the first users of Zipt. We talked about his travels and his usage of the application. When we finished the interview, he told us he’s planning a new trip to Africa and that he’ll call us from the middle of the desert to really test the capabilities of our application. Weeks passed with no word from Marco, we thought he may have forgotten about us. Until our phone rang a few days ago!

Hello!
Hey guys, it’s Marco. I promised to call you when I get to Africa, and here I am!

Oh, hi dude! You didn’t call for so long, we thought you’d forgotten all about that.
No way, I’ve been using Zipt so much, it’d be wrong to forget about our agreement. The thing is, a client contacted me with a project just before the trip, so I decided to postpone it for a couple of weeks. But now I’m here, and it’s totally awesome.

Sweet! Where are you now?
We’re currently travelling through Algeria. We landed in Morocco five days ago, visited Casablanca and Marrakech, and then went into the desert. We’ll be in Algeria for about a week, and then we’re heading to Tunisia, Libya and finally Egypt.

Wow, that’s quite a trip. How long ‘til you get get back to Brazil?
The original plan was to have it all done in four weeks, but there’s so much to see. We’ll probably stay a week longer, especially when we arrive to Egypt.

That’s awesome! So are you actually in the middle of the desert like you said you’d be or are you chillin’ in some swanky oasis hotel?
I really wish I was. But the closest settlement is a half an hour drive away. Gimme a minute, I’ll send you a photo of the place I’m currently at!

Wow, this looks cool! Last time, you said you wanted to do this to test out Zipt. So what do you think?
Well, I gotta hand it to you. You did a really good job, it works like clockwork even though I’m miles away from a high-speed connection. It’s amazing!

If you’re amazed now, just wait till you try out our new video calls. Just update Zipt to the latest version and we’ll give you a call.
Video calling? Really? I’ll update it right away!

We can’t post the video of our video conversation because Zipt’s video calling feature just streams the content without recording it, but Marco was so excited he immediately went to call his parents.

So Marco, free video calls on 2G. How amazed are you now?
This is seriously impressive, it works so smoothly. You know what, I’m going to call my folks at home right away. They’ll totally freak out when they see me!

Go on Marco, we talk again later. It’s been awesome to see you’re enjoying your time in Africa.
Bye guys, see you later!

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