Most tech-savvy folks may find themselves asking, “With amazing tools like video conferencing at our disposal in the 21st century, why, in the name of all that is good, are people still using conference calls?” There may be many answers to this question, but it's also a prelude to a trend happening in the tech world. Indeed, many companies that used to rely on conference calls to communicate with multiple people are now switching over to video-based communications.
FreeConferenceCall.Com, a provider – as its name suggests – of free conference calls, has noticed this trend and is now entering the web-based video conferencing world. The company certainly has lots of competition, considering that it has to outdo the likes of growing startups like Zoom and BlueJeans. However, the CEO is confident that their solution will be attractive.
“These innovative new web conference features set FreeConferenceCall in a class of its own in terms of price and functionality,” said Dave Erickson, CEO, FreeConferenceCall.
The new solution the company launched will allow its users to share their screens with up to a thousand participants, enjoy remote control capabilities, and broadcast through a radio-ish environment. Additional features include custom greeting music, increased file storage, toll-free numbers for dial-in participation, and a personalized URL for meetings. Users on this platform will be able to have large meetings and host webinars for a low fee following a 30-day free trial.
Currently there is much to be desired from conferencing tools, since most of them have very complex interfaces that create hitches when attempting to gather people together in a meeting. Zoom has had lots of success in this area. If FreeConferenceCall wants to enjoy the same success, it will have to take many steps to simplify its interface and ensure an all-around smooth user experience. Otherwise, it will lose its enterprise client base, which already knows of at least two video meeting providers that can do this with one hand tied behind their backs.
Edited by Allison Sansone