FreeConferenceCall.com vs. ReadyTalk (Discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FreeConferenceCall.com
Score 5.6 out of 10
N/A
FreeConferenceCall.com is a free audio conferencing solution with features such as audio and video conferencing, screen-sharing, call recording, transcribed keywords, one-click web controls, transcribed keywords, instant messaging, and integrations with Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar.
$4
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
FreeConferenceCall.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
Suggested Amount
$4
per month
Average Amount
$8.21
per month
Market Rate
$15
per month
Pay what you can
Customized
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FreeConferenceCall.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFreeconferencecall.com is completely free and only asks customers for contributions. The above prices represent suggested monthly payments but also allow customers to pay what they think is fair.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
FreeConferenceCall.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FreeConferenceCall.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
FreeConferenceCall.com
8.7
10 Ratings
9% above category average
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Hosted PBX9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
User templates7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Call reports8.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Call Management
Comparison of Call Management features of Product A and Product B
FreeConferenceCall.com
8.0
8 Ratings
3% below category average
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Answering rules8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Call recording8.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Call park8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Call screening8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Message alerts8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
VoIP system collaboration
Comparison of VoIP system collaboration features of Product A and Product B
FreeConferenceCall.com
6.4
10 Ratings
22% below category average
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Video conferencing4.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio conferencing4.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Video screen sharing8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant messaging8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile apps
Comparison of Mobile apps features of Product A and Product B
FreeConferenceCall.com
8.0
2 Ratings
1% below category average
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Mobile app for iOS8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app for Android8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
FreeConferenceCall.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
FreeConferenceCall.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
FreeConferenceCall.com
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.9
16 Ratings
8% 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
FreeConferenceCall.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
FreeConferenceCall.com
-
Ratings
ReadyTalk (Discontinued)
8.3
16 Ratings
0% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.513 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.816 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings7.610 Ratings
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FreeConferenceCall.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Small Businesses
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Score 9.3 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.3 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
TeamViewer
TeamViewer
Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
FreeConferenceCall.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
5.2
(12 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(3 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FreeConferenceCall.comReadyTalk (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
FreeConferenceCall.com
FreeConferenceCall is well suited for a low price service to connect with others. The onboarding is super simple and easy to use. The ability to record to the cloud is also useful. The ability to host a large number of people is great. The only scenario I can think of less appropriate is that the interface just looks a bit dated, so maybe it is not the best for the wow factor of dealing with clients.
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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
FreeConferenceCall.com
  • The online portal to access call details and recordings is very easy to use.
  • The functions that are offered beyond the free plan are competitive with other providers.
  • I feel that our calls are secure with our own personal access codes and the same number always being used.
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Discontinued Products
  • 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
FreeConferenceCall.com
  • Recently callers cannot get onto the call
  • Users on the call get bumped off
  • Non-transparent policy about why problems are occurring. If FreeConferenceCall.com can't reliably provide free service, just tell me that rather than blaming it on a law that changed and local carriers causing the problems. The real problem is that the law did recently change, which allowed companies like FreeConferenceCall.com to collect a revenue share for all calls placed through certain hubs--even free calls. This loophole was removed recently, and I believe the service issues I've been experiencing are being used to extort users to buy a paid service in order to receive trouble-free service.
  • I found customer service representatives rude and dismissive
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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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Likelihood to Renew
FreeConferenceCall.com
It is so user friendly.
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Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Usability
FreeConferenceCall.com
I am and have been extremely pleased with my use of this product.
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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
FreeConferenceCall.com
I haven't had the need to call for any support at all yet for FreeConferenceCall.com. It has just worked splendidly for me. That being said, when I first downloaded it and got started using it there was a wizard which made every section and button very clear on what it does. It was easy to get started by following the wizard. I imagine then that their customer service will be just as good.
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Discontinued Products
They have been responsive to support-related issues.
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Implementation Rating
FreeConferenceCall.com
It's a no brainer!
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Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
FreeConferenceCall.com
So this doesn't have the polish that say Zoom or Teams has, but for free, you can't complain. The real big unknown is anything to do with security where a product like Teams is great. Zoom and Teams seem to have become standard that everyone has installed and is familiar with, but the adjustment to FCC is pretty fast and painless.
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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
FreeConferenceCall.com
  • We pay next to nothing for our access and it creates a professional means of connecting with our clients.
  • Connecting via FreeConferenceCall.com has helped our business stay afloat during this challenging time by giving us multiple ways to connect with our clients.
  • FreeConferenceCall.com has allowed our team to more efficiently collaborate by being able to access calls even when they aren't able to be present during the live conversation.
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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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