FreeConference.com vs. GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FreeConference.com
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
FreeConference is a telephony and VoIP software solution from FreeConference.N/A
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
GlobalMeet Collaborationiwas an audio, web and video conferencing solution that is designed to make global communication easy from anywhere using any device. As of 2023 the product has reached EOL and will no longer be sold.N/A
Pricing
FreeConference.comGlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FreeConference.comGlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
FreeConference.comGlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FreeConference.comGlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Call reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
9.0
3 Ratings
8% above category average
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Call recording9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
8.0
3 Ratings
2% below category average
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Video conferencing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
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Ratings
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
7.2
46 Ratings
10% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings7.446 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings6.736 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings7.335 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings7.313 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
6.0
39 Ratings
29% below category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings7.639 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings4.326 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
6.6
43 Ratings
22% below category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings6.034 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings7.040 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings6.735 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings5.821 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
6.8
35 Ratings
21% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.233 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings4.314 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
GlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
7.2
38 Ratings
15% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.634 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings6.736 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings6.228 Ratings
Best Alternatives
FreeConference.comGlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
Small Businesses
OpenPhone
OpenPhone
Score 9.3 out of 10
Intermedia AnyMeeting Pro
Intermedia AnyMeeting Pro
Score 6.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.4 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.1 out of 10
BlueJeans Meetings
BlueJeans Meetings
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
FreeConference.comGlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
6.4
(47 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(28 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
FreeConference.comGlobalMeet Collaboration (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
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FreeConference.com is best suited when the big-name video conferencing brands are simply not working. It offers an alternative when compatibility seems to be an issue when attempting to video conference. It is less appropriate for first invitations since most people are not familiar with the brand.
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GlobalMeet is well suited for an organization that wants a simple web conference platform with no added features. It seems like this is the way to go if you want to not spend a lot of money for a service. GlobalMeet is not well suited for large organizations, or someone who needs to host multiple meetings and needs robust features such as attendance tracking, presentation sharing, and ease of use.
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Pros
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  • I love the ability to make long distance calls without charge.
  • I was delighted when they added the ability to screen share and show my slides to my customers.
  • I also love that FreeConference.com immediately provides replays of your meetings - in case somebody wasn't able to attend live.
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  • Easy to use system for business conference calls
  • Recording feature useful to playback information from the meeting
  • Accessibility of domestic and international call in numbers make it possible for participants to call in no matter where they are traveling or located.
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Cons
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  • Not being able to use 800 number (toll free).
  • The website interface could be spruced up a bit.
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  • There is a cost for the conferencing services unlike competitors like FreeConferenceCall.com or Skype which have free options. However, you pay for what you get and the audio/connection quality can and has been an issue for us with other vendors.
  • There are a lot of shortcuts that can be used on the line to mute/unmute lines, record the audio, request operator assistance, etc. However, these are difficult to memorize so we end up forgetting or relying on a print-out of the shortcuts that we keep near our desks. I wish there was an easier way to use these such as voice commands.
  • In the post-conference email recaps you get the phone numbers of those who dialed in. However, it can be difficult to know who these numbers belong to unless you remember the direct #s for the participants. I wish there was a way to save contact info for certain phone numbers within the system and let GlobalMeet add the names to the numbers for all future post-conference emails.
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Likelihood to Renew
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GlobalMeet is not a very good tool. There are better web meeting platforms available in the marketplace. The system is clunky, not intuitive, and experiences often technical issues. They have made updates recently but it is too little too late. It may be a good platform for smaller organizations with tighter budgets.
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Usability
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I have provided such a high rating because setting up the meeting only requires a few clicks. Within a couple minutes of telling my team that I will set up a meeting and send an invite, that invitation is already sitting in their inbox. I move at a fast pace and GlobalMeet is keeping up
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Reliability and Availability
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We have never had an issue with the availability of GlobalMeet. It has always been available when we needed it.
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Performance
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For the most part GlobalMeet loaded everything quickly. The only problem that we had was when the whole company was on a training at one time, we had a hard time with screen sharing and the pages loading in a timely manner. Everything seemed to slow down when lots of people were on the system at once
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Support Rating
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As previously mentioned, I was in charge of facilitating a weekly meeting with 60 attendees. I had major issues with the screenshare crashing repeatedly during the meeting. I got in contact with a GlobalMeet Technician immediately. He was extremely responsive and worked with my technician to resolve all of the issues quickly. After his intervention, I never had the same issue again.
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Implementation Rating
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GlobalMeet was easy to get set up with the company and starting to use.
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Alternatives Considered
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Call quality is very similar to the above products. However, most of our community partners and collaborators are not aware of FreeConference and are thus less able to utilize it without prompting and sometimes assistance from us.
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I was not involved in the purchasing decision, but choose GlobalMeet over Skype in some situations since not all organizations permit their colleagues to join other Skype environments. WebEx is not widely deployed in the organization. I have just started using Teams, and I am not as familiar with using it yet. However, I have had success with joining other organizations that use Teams on a call. It is disappointing that functionality such as the whiteboard is not mutually available in those situations (yet).
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Scalability
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This product seems to be able to handle the growing amount of work within our company without any problems.
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Return on Investment
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  • BEST ROI ever! It's all free and has let me access people globally. Thanks!
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  • The price for webinar for GlobalMeet is quite pricey compared to other similar vendors.
  • GlobalMeet can be used for unlimited free calls and video conferencing, hence in our company with extensive global calls this platform is very cost-effective.
  • Unlike most conferencing software. Other users don't have to download GlobalMeet App and therefore it is easy to send meeting invite to clients.
  • Attentively support system that responds fast to queries and this saves time for us.
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ScreenShots

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