BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued) vs. ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
The BlueJeans Meetings platform supported video, audio and web conferencing with the collaboration tools, as a cloud service that connects desktops, mobile devices and room systems in one video meeting. It was acquired in 2020 by Verizon and discontinued in the sunsetting of the BlueJeans product line by Verizon, in 2023.
$0
per month
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Score 4.0 out of 10
N/A
From PGi, ReadyTalk is a web conferencing solution that has been discontinued. PGi's replaced the solution with GlobalMeet Collaboration... which is now also discontinued.N/A
Pricing
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
BlueJeans Basic
$0
per user
Bluejeans Standard
$9.99
per host/per month
Bluejeans Pro
$13.99
perhost/per month
Bluejeans Enterprise
$16.66
per host/per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)
8.4
561 Ratings
5% above category average
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.7
16 Ratings
8% above category average
High quality audio8.9559 Ratings8.816 Ratings
High quality video8.5537 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements8.0483 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Mobile support8.3456 Ratings8.79 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)
8.3
530 Ratings
4% above category average
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.9
16 Ratings
11% above category average
Desktop sharing8.5530 Ratings8.716 Ratings
Whiteboards8.1253 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)
8.2
558 Ratings
0% above category average
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.9
16 Ratings
8% above category average
Calendar integration8.2503 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.2509 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Integrates with social media7.9176 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Record meetings / events8.3472 Ratings9.315 Ratings
Slideshows8.5347 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)
8.4
414 Ratings
0% below category average
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.4
16 Ratings
11% above category average
Live chat8.7396 Ratings9.314 Ratings
Audience polling8.2177 Ratings9.613 Ratings
Q&A8.2226 Ratings9.212 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)
8.3
413 Ratings
1% below category average
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.3
16 Ratings
1% below category average
User authentication8.0283 Ratings8.513 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions8.4386 Ratings8.816 Ratings
Confidential attendee list8.5253 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Best Alternatives
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Small Businesses
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.3 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.3 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Meet
Google Meet
Score 8.3 out of 10
Google Meet
Google Meet
Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(568 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.7
(23 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(203 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.6
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
5.5
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.4
(17 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.0
(16 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.1
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.5
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
4.3
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
5.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
5.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BlueJeans Meetings (discontinued)ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
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  • Collaboration with team members, clients and partners who spread out across the globe is made simple by Bluejeans meeting. As an Application developer it is easier for me to collaborate with people from various cultures and time zones so this is very important.
  • For code review , it plays an excellent role, it enables real time screen sharing and code discussion among my team, this facilitate quicker and more effective bug detection and correction.
  • Pair programming is a great use for it. It make possible for two programmers to collaborate on same code even when they are not physically near to each other.
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Think about your needs as an organization and whether you will be using primarily audio only or audio plus web. If audio only then ReadyTalk will certainly meet your need. If web, then shop around for functionality, support, and price. I am fairly "neutral" on ReadyTalk - neither a huge cheerleader nor a huge detractor.
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Pros
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  • Bluejeans' ability to record meetings would be beneficial for future references like If I ever needed to revisit a discussion or training sessions, I could access the recorded content, eliminating the need to take extensive notes during meeting.
  • Calendar program and messaging services are just a couple of the productivity and collaboration tools that Bluejeans frequently integrates with, scheduling of meeting and team members communication would become more efficient as a result.
  • Typically, bluejeans provides mobile app, making it usable on tables and smartphone, this enables me to take part in a meeting even if I am not near a computer system.
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  • Screen share/conference calling: They make it quick and easy to join a meeting for your guests. They don't need to download anything; all they need to do is click on the link and enter the access code.
  • Mobile App: The app has been great for our team as they can now easily start a meeting with a click of a button from the app.
  • Recordings: It is very easy to record a webinar or conference call which you can then download.
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Cons
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  • Video quality is different between their desktop app version and web browser version
  • I prefer using Bluejeans web browser version but it lack many features which are there in their Desktop App version, which is really disappointing.
  • Not a big issue but if they decrease their pricing, it will be great
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  • If ReadyTalk provided an easier way to set up the initial call through a different platform aside from email, it may make things a bit simpler.
  • ReadyTalk's monitor-specific screensharing process is a bit clunky and could be a bit better in identifying which monitor has been selected for sharing.
  • ReadyTalk's admin dashboard could use a UI update.
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Likelihood to Renew
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I have used many other competing platforms platforms; however, despite the fact that BlueJeans lacks certain features others offer, familiarity, ease of use, and several things BlueJeans does better than others mean that I will stick to BlueJeans. Further, whenever I have faced a problem, I have found BlueJeans support excellent overall; no lengthy wait to understand and resolve an issue. Good product, great support, BOTH TESTED OVER TIME; I do not have an incentive to move to another platform.
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Usability
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I don't have much experience of joining a meeting from an attendee of someone else's. As for joining a meeting I've created, it's very easy. For recurring meetings, I find the meeting in my list, and if it's near the time to start, there will be a "Join" button, and I just push that. After that, it gives me the options for joining -- video, audio, phone, screen share only. It remembers my previous choices, so mostly I just can click by that. As for attendees joining, there do seem to be connection problems from time to time and people have to log off and come back on, but we had that trouble with GoToMeeting also. Being able to mute attendees is much better in BlueJeans. When we had GoToMeeting, I constantly had problems with people joining by phone incorrectly, such that they didn't even show up in the meeting list and thus I couldn't mute them when needed.
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ReadyTalk is easy to use, but I did find the initial integration to Outlook a bit cumbersome. I couldn't tell you how to do it now - someone else had to walk me through it when I started at the company. We also have a lot of issues with people trying to use their computers for audio; often, it stops working entirely mid-meeting
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Reliability and Availability
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I have to give this a 10 rating as we have never had issues with availability. Now "quality" is a different subject
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Performance
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This has been a continual issue with our organization. We are a IP/H323 infrastructure so we integrate BlueJeans via the IP/H323 connections to the cloud. We still have inconsistent results with calls. Some work without issue and some calls are horribly choppy and at times freeze. If I have one complaint or reason to seek out a different competitor its this
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Support Rating
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In all these years, there has been ONE instance when a problem I pointed out (with screenshots, no less) was DENIED. That apart, though there have been a few instances where there has been a delay in resolution (more to do with offering new features), I have NEVER felt frustrated about help not being on hand when I needed it most.
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They have been responsive to support-related issues.
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Online Training
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It is straight forward and easy to understand
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Implementation Rating
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For me its a simple video conferencing call tool, and implementation is simply setup user account give quick tutorial during the newhire orientation faze and then the user is good to go. There is not much you need to do to get this operational. sure if you want more security there are a couple extra steps but overall simply
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Alternatives Considered
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Select Blujeans Meetings because it allows me to better convey my ideas and at the same time build trust through real-time videoconferences. As well as sharing documents and presentations via screen sharing, I love the option to record play and then share the recording to colleagues who couldn't attend is what's needed.
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Other regions in our organization have implemented WebEx. We have experienced poor audio and lack of customer service in our region. For quick interoffice communication and screen share, we use Skype for Business. Many people who have had the choice between WebEx and ReadyTalk will, more times than not, request a ReadyTalk account to be created. They feel the interface is much simpler to adapt. WebEx is not super friendly, especially on the backend of the tool.
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Scalability
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I believe BlueJeans is easy to scale, but we have a different business model that requires a more central scheduling need. Most vendors operate on an enterprise wide environment with a one to one licensing. We have a centralized group of video administrators and schedulers that do the majority of the scheduling for multiple departments. Because we are a centralized scheduling group we need shared access to on schedule not multiple users delegating access to one another. I.E. if I have 5 schedulers, under the current licensing they would each have individual accounts and delegating those accounts to one another. So when receiving a support call they have to search 5 individual schedules to make changes to meetings. This I think is a valid need even for smaller businesses that just have a few schedulers for the rest of the groups. It would be easier if it scaled within the individual accounts
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Return on Investment
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  • All-Hands meetings were improved to feel less like a prerecorded video show and more like an actual conversation using BlueJeans.
  • Client meetings remained smooth in the transition to working-from-home with easy video calling and scheduling.
  • These were the main points that helped my department, as I am unfamiliar with how BlueJeans was implemented in external sales uses, but I imagine it was equally helpful for meetings when in-person was not available.
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  • Positive impact. Able to fluidly demonstrate our software over conference call at the drop of a dime
  • Positively impacts clients onboarding process due to ability to screen share with a high amount of people at the same time
  • Higher ROI due to ability to show clients our new platform before their purchase in order to show the value of our product in real time via Readytalk conference
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ScreenShots

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