Monday, July 16, 2012
Meetupcall Relaunches With Better, Easier Conference Calls
Officially relaunched today, UK-based Meetupcall promises to make conference calls “simpler, better, and cheaper.” Founded by Simon Moxon, the company first launched in 2009, during which the service, according to Moxon, “worked the same way conference calls did in 1995.” Now, after an overhaul, Meetupcall takes care of pretty much everything, letting users host conference calls without having to send out dial-in numbers and PINs.
To host a conference call, users simply schedule it on a calendar app and enter all participants' email addresses, including firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetupcall will then deliver the instructions on how to join the call. Participants can choose to be called when the conference is about to start or dial in themselves by clicking a link in the email invite.
In addition, Meetupcall shows the LinkedIn profile of every person on the call (name, photo, location, and job title) to avoid any confusion, especially when the participants have never met.