FreeConference.com Adds Google Calendar Integration to Suite of “Sync” Services

LOS ANGELES–June 20, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreeConference®, the leader in audio conferencing services, has integrated its services with Google Calendar, providing seamless conference scheduling and sharing. This follows FreeConference “Sync” services with Evernote, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft Outlook, creating the most comprehensive set of organizational conferencing tools available.… Read more →

FreeConference Celebrates 12th Anniversary with “Lunchtime Learning Series” Webinars

LOS ANGELES–May 10, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreeConference®, the leader in audio conferencing services, is launching a series of free monthly webinars to celebrate their 12th anniversary as the nation’s first free audio conferencing service.

“We are proud to celebrate our 12th anniversary with this program and are very appreciative of our customers’ loyalty.”

The monthly series kicks off on May 24th, 2012 with Kevin Klowden, Managing Economist at the Milken Institute in Los Angeles, as he reveals his insights on the global trends that affect us here at home. Mr. Klowden will share his expertise on the emerging middle class in China, new trade agreements, rising commodity prices, the dangers of the Euro and more. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

“The ‘Lunchtime Learning Series’ was created to bring users inspirational and valuable information from some of the country’s most interesting thought leaders on subjects ranging from global economic trends, to evolution of technology, to medical advancement. Our users can sharpen their minds while enjoying lunch,” commented Cliff Kaylin, COO of FreeConference. “We are proud to celebrate our 12th anniversary with this program and are very appreciative of our customers’ loyalty.”

Webinar Details:

Date: May 24th, 2012

Time: 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Subject: Global Trends on a Local Scale

Speaker: Mr. Kevin Klowden, Managing Economist, Milken Institute

 

Interested participants can sign up for this free webinar here.

Learn more about Kevin Klowden at the Milken Institute.

About FreeConference:

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference serves well over a billion minutes a year of all-digital conference calls. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference product offerings have proven instrumental in inspiring individuals to embrace the convenience of teleconferencing. The services are productive, administrative tools for gathering groups of every size quickly, conveniently, and without restriction. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

FreeConference Creates First Fully Featured Conferencing App for Windows Phone 7

LOS ANGELES–April 3, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreeConference, the leader in audio conferencing services continues to build out its multi-platform communications strategy with applications that let users easily schedule and conduct conference calls at the touch of a button from their smart phones. FreeConference is the only fully featured conferencing app for the Windows Phone 7 platform boasting advanced conferencing features such as personalized greetings and conference call alerts. FreeConference applications are also available for iPhone and Android.

“Our mission is to create conferencing tools that meet the needs of today’s on-the-go business lifestyles,” says Chad Clawson, CEO of FreeConference. “Our phone apps includes the richest and most advanced feature set we’ve seen and we are extremely proud of that.”

“Our phone apps boast the richest and most advanced feature set we’ve seen and we are extremely proud of that.”

FreeConference Mobile Conferencing Features:

  • Log in with your existing FreeConference account or create a new one within the app
  • Easy to use scheduling tools
  • Send invitations via text message or email
  • Access your phone contact list to add participants
  • Alerts you when your conference is about to begin
  • One-touch dial-in inputs your call-in number and access code
  • Choose between either your 800 number or your toll number from your online account
  • Touch-tone hot key controls to manage your conference
  • Record a personalized greeting for your conference (subscription required)
  • Record your conference (subscription required)
  • Listen to your conference recordings and view your account statistics right on the phone
  • Call report details emailed after conference

Device Requirements: Compatible with Windows Phone 7.5 or higher. App may be installed from the Windows Phone Download Center.

FreeConference Windows Phone 7 App

Also available for download from the Apple Store: FreeConference iPhone App and for Android at Google play: FreeConference Android App.

About FreeConference:

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference serves well over a billion minutes a year of all-digital conference calls. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference product offerings have proven instrumental in inspiring individuals to embrace the convenience of teleconferencing. The services are productive, administrative tools for gathering groups of every size quickly, conveniently, and without restriction. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

 

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Introducing the Industry’s Most Dynamic Mobile Conferencing iPhone App by FreeConference 

LOS ANGELES–January 14, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE) – The FreeConference iPhone App is now available on iTunes. FreeConference for iPhone automatically connects to your existing FreeConference account, or you can sign up from within the app. Keep your conferencing info with you at all times, no matter how many conferences you schedule a week or a month. FreeConference for iPhone makes it easy and convenient to connect to your call: A one-touch dial-in inputs your call-in number and access code, for easy management of the conference from within the application.

FreeConference iPhone App provides immediate access to everything you’ll need to start conferencing, conveniently and easily, including features that give you control of:

  • Scheduling
  • Adding participants
  • SMS and email invitations
  • Quick Connect to conference calls
  • Managing groups and Contact lists

This app is free to download and advertisement-free. We realize most free apps offer a paid ad-free version; however, we wanted to keep consistent with our name, FreeConference. Users of this app will find it easy to schedule, invite, and connect to calls without the hindrance of ads.

“We saw an ideal opportunity with mobile apps, realizing the market value of managing, scheduling, and making conference calls from a mobile phone. I can easily see this becoming the norm for the conference call industry within the next 2 years or so.” –Chad Clawson (CEO-FreeConference)

Device Requirements: Compatible with iPhone. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. App may be installed from the iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/freeconference-mobile/id476365007?mt=8

About FreeConference:

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference serves well over a billion minutes a year of all-digital conference calls. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference product offerings have proven instrumental in inspiring individuals to embrace the convenience of teleconferencing. The services are productive, administrative tools for gathering groups of every size quickly, conveniently, and without restriction. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

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FreeConference.com Announces a New Feature: Personalized Greetings

LOS ANGELES–January 14, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreeConference.com, a leading provider of conference calling solutions and technology, has developed a feature that allows users to digitally record a custom greeting for their conference calls. This latest innovation allows the conference organizer to record a Personalized Greeting to welcome participants to the conference by recording a message with the desired conferencing details, announcements, or branding.

The conference organizer can record a greeting directly into their computer microphone when scheduling the conference call. The custom greeting will play for the invited participants, welcoming them to the conversation. The administrator has the option to add a default Personalized Greeting to any and all of their conferences. The administrator can also select to record a one-time greeting for specific web-scheduled reservations. Personalized Greetings features include:

  • Change greeting as often as desired.
  • No limit to the length of a personalized greeting.
  • Record greeting easily with a computer microphone.
  • Option to record a one-time use greeting during the scheduling process.
  • Feature can be added to any plan for $1.99 a month or $6.99 for 6 months.

“Personalized Greetings evolves conference calling. Our development team is dedicated to upgrading our users’ experience with new enabling technologies. Personalized Greetings does just that. Our customers are highly imaginative and are always finding creative ways to use conference calling. We are very excited to see how and what they do. Personalized Greetings is the first of many new features we will be launching in the next three months.” – Jon Huntley, COO (FreeConference.com)

About FreeConference

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference logs billions of minutes a year in all-digital conferencing. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative, value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

Mobile app for Android

LOS ANGELES–January 14, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreeConference.com, a leading teleconferencing company, announced the launch of its mobile app for Android. FreeConference Mobile provides immediate access to everything needed to conduct a conference call including features that give you control of scheduling, managing groups and contact lists, adding participants, SMS and email invitation. FreeConference Mobile automatically connects to your dial-in and ID number, for easy connect and management of the call from within the application.

“We saw an ideal opportunity with mobile apps, realizing the market value of managing, scheduling and making conference calls from a mobile phone. I can easily see this becoming the norm for the conference call industry within the next 2 years or so.”

FreeConference.com realized the value of offering FreeConference.com on mobile phones, conferencing is made easy for those looking for a convenient way to manage and conduct conference calls wherever they may be. FreeConference, a telecommunications company, is consistently embracing new technologies such as mobile apps to connect their consumers conveniently and efficiently. The initial results of this particular product speaks for itself and shows the enormous opportunity conferencing mobile app technology presents for technical consumers to connect with respective business partners, clients, family, etc., and to meet their conferencing objectives.

FreeConference Mobile provides immediate access to everything you’ll need to start conferencing, conveniently and easily, including features that give you control of:

  • Scheduling
  • Adding participants
  • SMS and email invitations
  • Quick Connect to conference calls
  • Managing groups and contact lists

FreeConference Mobile automatically connects to your existing FreeConference account, or you can sign up within the app.

“We saw an ideal opportunity with mobile apps, realizing the market value of managing, scheduling and making conference calls from a mobile phone. I can easily see this becoming the norm for the conference call industry within the next 2 years or so.” – Chad Clawson (CEO)

Device Requirements

The FreeConference Mobile App requires Android OS version 2.0 and up. App may be installed from the Android store here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gcp.conference.android.fc

About FreeConference

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference serves well over a billion minutes a year of all-digital conference calls. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference product offerings have proved instrumental in inspiring individuals to embrace the convenience of teleconferencing. The services are productive, administrative tools for gathering groups of every size quickly, conveniently, and without restriction. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

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FreeConference Announces Evernote Integration

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — FreeConference now works with Evernote to let you seamlessly capture and find all of your conferencing notes. With Evernote, your notes will always be at your fingertips, whether you’re on your PC, tablet or smartphone to auto create notes when a call is scheduled.

FreeConference.com, a leading provider of conference calling solutions, recognized the needs of users to be more efficient in the management of their conference calls. Evernote allows the user to improve their productivity and manage their conference calls, notes and related information on multiple devices. By including Evernote, FreeConference enables improved workflow by increasing productivity and enhancing the storage of notes, so details from important conference calls are never lost or forgotten.

“Taking notes during meetings is one of the most common uses of Evernote,” said Seth Hitchings, Evernote’s VP of Platform Strategy. “FreeConference’s new integration with Evernote makes it easier than ever for users to capture the important things that they need to remember from a conference call. We’re excited to have FreeConference join our partner community and provide our users with a convenient way to manage and remember their calls.”

Evernote gives the conference participant the ability to capture handwritten and typed notes, images, webpages and documents from a conference call and makes them easy to find. Scheduled conference information, images, screenshots, and notes are automatically sent to your FreeConference notebook or an existing notebook within Evernote. Images and notes are automatically processed, indexed, and made searchable. Printed and handwritten text inside your images and notes are made searchable in your conferencing notebook by simply entering keywords, titles, or tags.

Evernote has the perfect balance – it’s a lightweight collaboration tool, a full-featured note-taking app, and it’s ubiquitous. There’s a natural synergy with FreeConference as you use Evernote to store conference notes, reservation details, recordings, etc. –Cliff Kaylin, CTO FreeConference.com

Websites: https://evernote.freeconference.com/

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About FreeConference

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference serves billions of minutes a year of all-digital conference calls. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

About Evernote

Evernote is helping the world remember everything by building innovative products and services that allow individuals to capture, find and interact with their memories. Evernote is available on all major computer, web, mobile and tablet platforms. For more information, please visit: www.evernote.com.

FreeConference.com Goes Green for Earth Day

Conferencing activity translates to environmental contribution

Glendale, CA. April 22, 2010 — Thursday is Earth Day, and FreeConference.com is doing their part to go Green. Many companies already take advantage of conferencing services to reduce their carbon footprint, allowing them to conduct business effectively and efficiently, while keeping aware of environmental impact.

Now FreeConference is taking it a step further: FreeConference will contribute enough money to the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 1,000 trees, assisting their efforts to fund tree planting where new trees are desperately needed.

“Conference calling is the greenest way for people to meet and collaborate productively, whether one-on-one, or with up to 150 participants around the world,” says Ken Ford, CEO of Global Conference Partners, FreeConference’s parent company. “All kinds of businesses and government agencies are seeking ways to minimize the CO2 emissions associated with frequent travel by car or plane, and conferencing is the perfect solution. Besides obvious benefits to the environment, conference calling is the quickest and most effectual method of exchanging information and ideas.”

Teleconferencing is becoming increasingly popular among successful companies seeking creative ways to increase productivity, as a rewarding way to accommodate the work-life balance of valuable employees.

About Global Conference Partners

Global Conference Partners™ (GCP) is changing the way the world connects. GCP has continuously advanced new technology solutions to bring more convenient, reliable and simple conferencing services to enterprises and organizations that want top-tier quality and reliability at little or no cost. Flagship services www.freeconference.com, and www.globalconference.com provide simple, convenient, reliable conferencing solutions to enterprises and organizations. Go towww.globalconferencepartners.com for more information.

FreeConference.com Launches Facebook Application to Connect Friends

Schedule and Manage Conferences Right from Facebook Page

LOS ANGELES—April 13, 2010— While most social media sites help connect people in the virtual world, a new FreeConference® application takes communication to the next level with audio conferencing. FreeConference now provides the tools and shortcuts to schedule a conference and invite friends to join right from a user’s Facebook page.

“Once people realize that conference bridges can be used any time to bring two or more people together to talk, it opens up a new world for family and friends to gather and chat about anything,” said Ken Ford, CEO of Global Conference Partners, parent company of FreeConference. “FreeConference is not just for business discussions, but for anyone that needs to bring people together for communication.”

The FreeConference application can be easily added from Facebook, and existing FreeConference account holders can just enter their current User ID and Password to access their existing dial-in numbers and access codes. For those without an existing FreeConference account, there is a FREE sign-up process within Facebook that gives users a dial-in number and dedicated access code that can be used anytime. Premium features such as Toll-Free and Conference Recording can be added for a nominal fee.

FreeConference’s Facebook application lets users:

  • Schedule conferences within Facebook
  • View upcoming and past conferences
  • Manage invitee list from Event page
  • Share pictures, videos and links
  • Allow friends to invite more friends or create “Secret” Event
  • Share conference history with friends
  • Use anytime for business or to talk with family and friends
  • Use your conferencing number anytime outside of Facebook without a reservation

About FreeConference®

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize the conferencing features they need, just when they need them. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

 

Global Conference Partners’ Users Rally to Save Free Conferencing

Users Send More Than 100,000 Letters to 530 Congress Members Nationwide

Glendale, CA. March 31, 2010 – FreeConference.com, Inc. and its subsidiary, Global Conference Partners, launched an advocacy campaign to rally support from its users in response to recent actions by the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee, regarding free conferencing services and the individuals and businesses that use them.

Global Conference Partners’ rallying cry to “Save Free Conferencing” was met with equal enthusiasm from its users with more than 100,000 letters sent to their local Congressmen in less than a week, voicing opposition for any potential regulation that could stop their ability to run their businesses and organizations using critical services like FreeConference.com.

“Eliminating the ability to communicate with your business and non-profit colleagues through free teleconferencing services is unfair, unacceptable and anti-competitive,” says Ken Ford, CEO of Global Conference Partners. “It’s a weak argument to stop a service so integral to businesses, organizations, non-profits and even government agencies, over concerns that indecent conversations may be taking place on phone lines. Phone conversations are a private matter and alleging that our services are used solely for indecent communications is insulting to our customers.”

Global Conference Partners notes that there are more than 50 FreeConference.com users working in the U.S. Senate, and 132 users working in the U.S. House of Representatives. In total to date, Congress has benefited from the use of more than a half-million minutes in free conference calls. Individuals within the Dept. of Justice, the State Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Postal Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Dept. of Agriculture, and the NIH use FreeConference.com services.

Mr. Ford comments on an additional concern voiced in a recent letter from the Energy and Commerce Committee to several small telephone companies who are instrumental in helping to bring free conferencing to users:

“The government is concerned that when some Internet-based voice services choose not to connect to certain rural telephone areas that may carry higher connection charges, the consumer ultimately bears the brunt in the form of reduced access to Internet voice services and thus higher charges,” comments Mr. Ford. “On the other hand, the incremental revenue that has been generated from free conferencing services has allowed many rural telephone companies to upgrade their communication infrastructure and provide their customers with the type of services that big cities regularly enjoy.”

To learn more about Global Conference Partners’ “Save Free Conferencing” campaign, visit www.capitolconnect.com/SaveFreeConferencing

About Global Conference Partners

Global Conference Partners™ (GCP) is changing the way the world connects. GCP has continuously advanced new technology solutions to bring more convenient, reliable and simple conferencing services to enterprises and organizations that want top-tier quality and reliability at little or no cost. Flagship services www.freeconference.com, and www.globalconference.com. provide simple, convenient, reliable conferencing solutions to enterprise and organizations. Go to www.globalconferencepartners.com for more information.