FreeConference.com vs. RingCentral Meetings

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
RingCentral Meetings
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
RingCentral Meetings is an HD video conferencing and screen sharing solution that lets the user host unlimited video conference calls and share content while meeting and collaborating with anyone, any time, on any device. RingCentral Meetings helps boost business efficiency and customer engagement without costly and time-consuming travel.
$19.99
Per Month Per User
Pricing
FreeConference.comRingCentral Meetings
Editions & Modules
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Meetings
$19.99
Per Month Per User
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FreeConference.comRingCentral Meetings
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
FreeConference.comRingCentral Meetings
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FreeConference.comRingCentral Meetings
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
RingCentral Meetings
-
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
RingCentral Meetings
-
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
3% below category average
RingCentral Meetings
-
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
RingCentral Meetings
8.4
18 Ratings
5% above category average
High quality audio00 Ratings8.918 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings8.217 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings7.616 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
RingCentral Meetings
8.4
18 Ratings
5% above category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings7.914 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
RingCentral Meetings
7.6
18 Ratings
7% below category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings7.417 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings7.718 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings6.98 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.416 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings7.710 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
RingCentral Meetings
8.7
16 Ratings
3% above category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.816 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings8.68 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings8.77 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
FreeConference.com
-
Ratings
RingCentral Meetings
8.5
16 Ratings
2% above category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.413 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.315 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings8.910 Ratings
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FreeConference.comRingCentral Meetings
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
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Score 9.7 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.7 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (discontinued)
Score 9.1 out of 10
TeamViewer
TeamViewer
Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
FreeConference.comRingCentral Meetings
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
7.3
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(11 ratings)
User Testimonials
FreeConference.comRingCentral Meetings
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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RingCentral
I would recommend RingCentral for any business that looking to make the jump to Voice over IP and also want business essentials like video meetings all in one app. RingCentral Meetings integrates very well with its other communication tools which makes it very easy for a business to manage their communications in a single platform. The only scenario I see where RingCentral Meetings not being a good fit is if a business will be using video meetings as a marketing tool where they need extra marketing features like lead form captures and notification emails to be sent out.
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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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RingCentral
  • Screen sharing is wonderful in [RingCentral] Meetings. It makes presenting easy.
  • Being able to mute and turn off cameras when necessary is a nice feature too.
  • Switching from the computer to the cell phone when on the go is a nice benefit.
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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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RingCentral
  • Screen share functionality is rather limited in capability. Screen takeover functions seem limited to desktop devices (view-only for mobile device users)
  • Interface feels a bit clunky. Workable for advanced technical users, but a bit confusing for older senior-level executives
  • Integration with existing RingCentral software. Jumping between RingCentral meetings and telephone feels wrong, they should be integrated into one application for the business user with a standalone application for non-subscribers who wish to join the meeting
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Likelihood to Renew
iotum
No answers on this topic
RingCentral
We are grandfathered into an unlimited toll-free minutes plan with RingCentral, so as long as we have them as a VoIP provider, we get Meetings free. If they ever start to charge us for using meetings as well, we'll drop that part in a second and switch to Skype for Business, which we currently have as well part of our Office 365 package.
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Usability
iotum
No answers on this topic
RingCentral
The interface is easy to understand for a wide variety of user experience levels. The only real negative are the links included in meetings being in a format that first opens a browser before launching the RingCentral Meeting app, and as mentioned previously, this may be a platform-specific issue for macOS.
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Support Rating
iotum
No answers on this topic
RingCentral
RingCentral is a great tool for everyone interested in making animations. The thing that appealed to us most about it is that it is very simple to use and works with much perfection. Like lip-synchronization goes so well with the character as soon as we add voice-over in it. Also, we can add characters and scenes without any hardship. We highly recommend this software.
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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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RingCentral
As a consulting company, we often have to adapt to our customers' needs in communication - which can mean using whatever system they're already on. Most of the time, they come around to preferring RingCentral Meetings over whatever they're using, and we've found it's a great value for us since it's already included in our RingCentral subscription, and runs on Mac, Windows, and Mobile devices. Despite the big drawback of needing to install the app locally and not having an in-browser solution for guests, it's lightweight, intuitive interface makes it an easy conferencing tool to adopt.
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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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RingCentral
  • It has had a positive impact. We replaced an archaic solution with a more modern, streamlined version or product. Like anything else, it has its downfalls and isn't perfect, but overall it's been a good product and has outshined its predecessors like Zoom and Skype.
  • It also has an integrated office phone feature which has been great as our phones are essentially our laptops. It cut down on those costs and in general freed up space on our desks since we didn't have to have them anymore and everything is on our computer now.
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