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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

FreeConference.com

It's great for virtually meeting with people in other cities/countries. It's terrific how they provide so many international numbers for people to use!
Michelle Braun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vidyo

I've had HR professionals ask about using it for interviews. Gone are the days where we have to spend hundreds of dollars to fly candidates in or limit ourselves to phone interviews. Vidyo with it's high reliability has saved the organization thousands in travel costs with candidate recruitment. Business meetings that can often be troubling to get leaders and executive all in one room, Vidyo has functioned extraordinarily well in bringing in people from home, on the road, or the airport. Mobile capabilities are easy and fast.Quick daily calls and chats in the office are probably best suited for the free options out there as Vidyo is not a free service like others. Better yet general phone calls will suffice.
John Pavarini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud PBX

FreeConference.com
10.0
Vidyo
Call reports
FreeConference.com
10.0
Vidyo

Call Management

FreeConference.com
9.1
Vidyo
Call recording
FreeConference.com
9.1
Vidyo

VoIP system collaboration

FreeConference.com
9.5
Vidyo
Video conferencing
FreeConference.com
10.0
Vidyo
Audio conferencing
FreeConference.com
9.1
Vidyo

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

FreeConference.com
Vidyo
8.4
High quality audio
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
8.7
High quality video
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
8.6
Low bandwidth requirements
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.6
Mobile support
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
8.5

Screen Sharing

FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.2
Desktop sharing
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.2
Whiteboards
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.2

Online Meetings / Events

FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.2
Calendar integration
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.8
Meeting initiation
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.9
Integrates with social media
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
5.6
Record meetings / events
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
6.5
Slideshows
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
8.2

Online Events Collaboration

FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.8
Live chat
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
8.5
Audience polling
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.3
Q&A
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.7

Online Events Security

FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.4
User authentication
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.8
Participant roles & permissions
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.5
Confidential attendee list
FreeConference.com
Vidyo
7.0

Pros

FreeConference.com

  • You can subscribe in a couple clicks and that gives you access, for free, to unlimited conference calls within the US and a selection of other countries (premium accounts give access to all countries - but the free service is already quite amazing).
  • The quality of the calls is a sure benefit. One might expect for it to be poor as I did specifically because of the cost.
  • You can use your numbers without setting up a new conference call every time.
  • You can also schedule a conference and get reminded.
Amir Draquez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vidyo

  • I didn't have to sign up, I just need to log into the "room" I was supposed to, so unlike Skype or other instruments, I didn't need to spend time and create my own account.
  • To be honest, the largest online class I've attended had 10 people in it (besides the teacher), but it was a good quality connection.
  • I enjoyed the ability to ask questions or clarifications in the chat (without having to turn on my microphone, so that the teacher could answer the question when he/she finished the thought).
Zee Gimon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

FreeConference.com

  • Early on (many years ago), I occasionally had some trouble getting everyone onto the same call. But that's only happened a couple of times many moons ago.
Michelle Braun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vidyo

  • More updates. Unless these are being implemented under the radar I don't personally see much communication around bug or network fixes.
  • As with most telehealth technology it's improving rapidly, but still not perfect. Speaking on medical provider’s behalf they still don't love some of the tools and how they feed through Vidyo - sound quality, consistency of tools, etc.
  • Only real trouble I've seen is when people attempt to call into it like a conference line. Should be utilized for video conferencing only, but improvement could be made for a fully functioning conferencing tool.
John Pavarini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

FreeConference.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vidyo

Vidyo 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Though not as widely used as Zoom or Google Hangouts, it is very competitive as far as features and usability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

FreeConference.com

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Vidyo

Vidyo 8.0
Based on 3 answers
We have an internal tech team dedicated to setup and troubleshooting of Vidyo. This makes it very easy, because we have access to our own employees for help. Rarely have I or anyone I work with had to escalate something to Vidyo themselves, and we're lucky to have the internal administrators that run the show. Almost like Vidyo is ours and ours alone.
John Pavarini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

FreeConference.com

I selected freeconferences.com at the time because I didn't have access to my webex account and I was crunched for time . I was a bit amazed/"Taken back" as i wondered why this wasn't protocol already. The platform is easy, free, a no-brainer.
Amir Draquez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vidyo

Vidyo is better than the competitors for large meetings with many participants, due to ease of use for participants - everything in-browser has a very low threshold. Due to its lack of breakout rooms, it is less suited for smaller (or internal) meetings, where you can expect everyone to install a client.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

FreeConference.com

  • BEST ROI ever! It's all free and has let me access people globally. Thanks!
Michelle Braun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vidyo

  • It did help us reach the objective of education - after a while, everyone had a chance to connect and the quality of video/audio once you're in is great. It's just getting there that isn't up to par (but hopefully would be changed in next versions).
Zee Gimon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

FreeConference.com

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Vidyo

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FreeConference.com
9.1
Vidyo
8.3

Usability

FreeConference.com
Vidyo
8.0

Support Rating

FreeConference.com
Vidyo
8.0

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