Step-By-Step: How To Make a Conference Call

You want to meet up with some friends and catch up with their adventures all around the globe. Or maybe you’re trying to secure a deal with a client in another country. So you try scheduling a time to meet, but now you’re stressing over time differences and long-distance fees, you’re expected to send out an invite to every participant, you need to keep a reminder in your calendar…… Read more →

Want to Get Creative? Start Conferencing!

Brainstorm. Pow-wow. Put our heads together. No matter how you phrase it, there’s no substitute for group collaboration. After all, you never know what others will come up with! Ideas spur other ideas, those lead to more ideas, and breakthroughs inevitably surface.… Read more →

Online Calling: The Next Wave in Telephony

The world is changing by the moment. Traditional models for everything from personal transportation to music listening are rapidly being left by the wayside. Services like ride sharing and music streaming would barely have registered a blip even just a few years ago, yet today they’re more popular than ever, and generally accepted as the norm.… Read more →

Need to Host a Free Conference Call on a Whim? We’ve Got You Covered!

High-powered business executives are probably always being connected to one conference call or another from atop their lofty glass buildings that make people look like ants. Their meetings planned months in advance, these shadowy businessmen and women use web conferencing to secretly pull the strings of corporate America like sinister puppeteers.

…But what good are conference calls for regular people like us, right?… Read more →

Are Conference Calls Better Than the Seeing Stones of Númenor?

Some time around 1930, JRR Tolkien started off the whole Lord of the Rings series by telling his children bed time stories about a little character he called “The Hobbit.” He’d been dreaming up the world of the Hobbit since he was a child himself. In doing so, Tolkien pretty much invented the whole “Fantasy Adventure with Elves and Dwarves” genre single handedly.

He also proposed what is perhaps the most glamorous conference call technology of all time, the Palantíri, or seeing Stones of Númenor. These were a set of 7 crystal balls that could be used for videoconferencing from Eressëa all the way across Middle Earth.

In these latter days, the stones are lost, the Elves have sailed into the West, and the “little folk” are only a bustle in the hedgerow. Today we can pick our smartphones out of our “pocketses” and videoconference with three people spread across three continents for free.

But if you had the choice, which one is better: a conference call, or a Seeing Stone of Númenor?

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The Top 3 Free Call Apps for iPhone and Android

Do you make a lot of phone calls on your iPhone or Android? If so, it is probably worth your time to set up a free online phone service. Call apps can use your phone’s Internet connection to make and receive free phone calls online, cutting down on your long-distance phone bill.… Read more →

10 Creative Places to Hold Your Next Conference Call

For today’s home-working warriors and digital nomads, they are no longer bound by the four walls of the office and can work almost seamlessly thanks to the help of technology. Sometimes though when you are working at home, your home office can seem a little dull, which leads you to consider going to the OUTSIDE world for a little refreshment. Digital nomads who are constantly on the go might need to find a place at where they are at for your next conference call. For this dilemma, FreeConference had put together a list of awesome and cool places where you can hold your conference call with your colleagues or clients:… Read more →

6 Tips to Improve Your Next Conference Call

It is true that physical, face-to-face board room meetings are in a decline with the rapid growth of telecommunication technology. With the workforce becoming increasingly remote, more people choosing to work at home, and the need for colleagues from different offices (and even from around the world) to collaborate, conference calls are turning into a common ritual.… Read more →