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How To Set Up Free Conference Calls Using Apps

Media professionals are always on the phone. To help you host free conference calls, keep track of conference calls and manage the dial-in details from the convenience of your smartphone, we’ve put together a list of 5 apps designed to help manage conference calls.

1. Conference Call: “Ifbyphone’s Conference Call application enables you to schedule outbound conference calls right on your iPhone or iPod Touch. You’re scheduling outbound phone calls to contacts, rather than waiting for them to dial in. You just select contacts and schedule a time. Selected contacts will receive a call and, upon answering, they will be connected to the conference call. Groups of contacts you create in this application and account minutes are shared with Ifbyphone’s other iPhone app, Voice Broadcast.”

2. CrowdCall: “Group/conference calls with people in the US, Canada and over 40 other countries. Calls are instant – no Dial-in number and no PIN number to remember – press the call button and everyone’s phone rings and they are connected. With CrowdCall you have group/conference calls with anyone who has a phone number. They don’t need to have the app to participate in a CrowdCall – they don’t even need a mobile phone!”

3. AccuDial Conference Call: “AccuDial gives you a fast and easy way to join your conference call without having to remember and punch in your conference code. Save all of your telephone dial-in numbers and codes within the app. Scroll through your home screen and select the conference you would like to dial. If any of your conference codes change, you can always edit them later from the settings page.Use the app to email invitations to selected contacts. All of the conference call information is automatically included in the email. AccuDial stores as many conferences as you need. This app is a free product and can be used with any conferencing service.”

4.  LoopUp Conference Controller: “LoopUp takes the mess out of your everyday conference calls and remote meetings. You can see who’s on and manage distractions from your Android smartphone. Schedule calls in a couple of taps. Gets alerts so you’ll know when your guests join. Have the meeting call you in. See a live readout of who’s on the call. Add and mute participants.”
5. Conference Bridge Dialer: “The app addresses a problem that most of us have when dialing into conference bridge numbers with our beloved iPhone: Typically, after dialing into a conference bridge, you need to type in the conference code; that code is usually in the invite, so you have to switch back and forth to memorize the code and type it in, if the conference code is too long then the conference bridge will time out and you will have to start all over again. Now with this app, that problem is gone! You can now dial into your meetings with a single tap!”
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