FreeConference.com vs. ReadyTalk (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
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
FreeConference.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FreeConference.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
FreeConference.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FreeConference.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
ReadyTalk (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
7% above category average
ReadyTalk (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
1% below category average
ReadyTalk (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
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.7
16 Ratings
8% above category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.816 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings8.79 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.9
16 Ratings
11% above category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.716 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.9
16 Ratings
7% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings9.315 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings8.612 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
9.4
16 Ratings
11% above category average
Live chat00 Ratings9.314 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings9.613 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings9.212 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.3
16 Ratings
1% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.513 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.816 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Best Alternatives
FreeConference.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.4 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.4 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
Google Meet
Google Meet
Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
FreeConference.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
FreeConference.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
iotum
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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Discontinued Products
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
iotum
  • 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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  • 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
iotum
  • Not being able to use 800 number (toll free).
  • The website interface could be spruced up a bit.
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Discontinued Products
  • 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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Usability
iotum
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Discontinued Products
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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Support Rating
iotum
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
They have been responsive to support-related issues.
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Alternatives Considered
iotum
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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Discontinued Products
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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Return on Investment
iotum
  • BEST ROI ever! It's all free and has let me access people globally. Thanks!
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Discontinued Products
  • 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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