I’m still not quite sure how their business model works, but given that FreeConferenceCall.com has been around for ten years, it seems to be working well for them.
I’ve used the service for many purposes and have even recorded calls. It’s truly free – there are no hidden fees or advertisements you need to listen to – and the quality has always been fine.
There aren’t many advanced features, but for basic calling it works great. You can have up to 96 participants and calls can be as long as 6 hours. And there’s no limit to the number of conference calls you can hold.
Oh yeah, and this is a system that works from traditional phone lines. No need for a PC or headset, or for special software.
They’ve added a bunch of additional services like screen sharing and voicemail boxes. I haven’t tried those, but they may be worth a look, too. Not all services are free, but some are interesting and pretty cheaply priced. The SimpleBlast robo calling system looks interesting and could probably come in handy during a disaster recovery scenario. Take a look at their site to see more.
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