Conference calls. They fill me with dread if I’m honest. Usually you’ll end up accidentally talking over someone during the call, then they’ll stop talking just as you stop talking, then you’ll both apologise, then you’ll both start talking again. Then you’ll get someone going on about “blue sky thinking” and how they wanted to “touch base” and follow up on some terrible webinar you never wanted to ….
…Oh wait, sorry. I was meant to put a positive spin on this story.
So, there’s this company called FreeConference.co.uk which does just that, but – as you’d perhaps expect – you needed to call an 0844 number which would crank up your phone bill somewhat. Now they offer free conference calling on an 033 number, which means it’ll come out of your regular monthly minutes. Good huh?
They sent us this out of date image with the 0844 number still on it. The daft sausages.
The company launched last year and have a flashy web management system for controlling access and the conference itself. You can do invitations, reminders and all that clever stuff. Better still, you don’t even have to use the 033 number or the international dial-in numbers. You can use it via the in-browser conferencing tool using WebRTC too.
Head on over to give it a try – FreeConference.co.uk – or check the press release out below..
FreeConference.co.uk Replaces 0844 with 033 to Provide a Truly Free Conference Calling Option to UK Customers
Feature-Rich FreeConference.co.uk Now Offers Free Conference Calling on 033
London — July 28, 2015 — FreeConference, the original free conference call service, has launched a new dial-in number in the UK using the 03 numbers, which are a more affordable alternative to the country’s chargeable 08 numbers.
FreeConference.co.uk launched in the UK in 2014 and offers free in-browser web conferencing in addition to traditional dial-in numbers free of bridging fees. The new 03 dial-in number makes truly free conference calling accessible to all UK residents calling in by phone.
“With the new 03 dial-in numbers, we’ve opened up conference calling for all businesses, including those who may not have large budgets,” said Jason Martin, Managing Director of iotum, parent company ofFreeConference.co.uk. “We are very proud to have this offering as it furthers our goal of making conferencing solutions as affordable as possible for growing small and medium sized business.”
Moreover, FreeConference.co.uk also offers FreeConference Connect, a free in-browser calling tool. It utilizes Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) technology to deliver high-quality audio conferencing with no dialing in or unnecessary program downloads. Any user with internet access and a compatible browser can use this feature at no charge – Chrome and Firefox are both WebRTC compatible across multiple operating systems, including Android.