FreeConferenceCall.com vs. Skype

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FreeConferenceCall.com
Score 5.5 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
Skype
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Skype (the personal edition) is a free web meeting, video conferencing, and VoIP software. The free version includes audio and video Skype-to-Skype calls, ability to call mobile phones and landlines, paid international calling, and conference calling capabilities for up to 25 people.N/A
Pricing
FreeConferenceCall.comSkype
Editions & Modules
Suggested Amount
$4
per month
Average Amount
$8.21
per month
Market Rate
$15
per month
Pay what you can
Customized
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FreeConferenceCall.comSkype
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
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Considered Both Products
FreeConferenceCall.com
Chose FreeConferenceCall.com
FreeConferenceCall is a GREAT option for cost-conscious entrepreneurs - especially when you're starting out.
Skype

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FreeConferenceCall.comSkype
Cloud PBX
Comparison of Cloud PBX features of Product A and Product B
FreeConferenceCall.com
8.7
10 Ratings
6% above category average
Skype
-
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
5% below category average
Skype
-
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
25% below category average
Skype
-
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
4% below category average
Skype
-
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
Skype
7.3
134 Ratings
10% below category average
High quality audio00 Ratings7.8131 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings7.8129 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings6.3126 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings7.5114 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
FreeConferenceCall.com
-
Ratings
Skype
6.7
115 Ratings
18% below category average
Desktop sharing00 Ratings7.2114 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings6.357 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
FreeConferenceCall.com
-
Ratings
Skype
6.6
115 Ratings
22% below category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings6.782 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings7.0103 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings6.062 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings7.074 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings6.566 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
FreeConferenceCall.com
-
Ratings
Skype
7.6
108 Ratings
11% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings8.4107 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings7.262 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings7.259 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
FreeConferenceCall.com
-
Ratings
Skype
7.2
97 Ratings
15% below category average
User authentication00 Ratings6.984 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings7.280 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings7.658 Ratings
Best Alternatives
FreeConferenceCall.comSkype
Small Businesses
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 out of 10
ClickMeeting
ClickMeeting
Score 9.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
CloudTalk
CloudTalk
Score 9.5 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
FreeConferenceCall.comSkype
Likelihood to Recommend
5.1
(12 ratings)
6.9
(136 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(3 ratings)
10.0
(42 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
FreeConferenceCall.comSkype
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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Microsoft
Skype is well suited for quick calls back and forth, in both video and audio, among team members who have it already installed and who know how to use it. It is less well-suited when trying to do a presentation for somebody who does NOT have it installed or who lacks internet speed.
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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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Microsoft
  • The instant chat function is great. Very straightforward, easy to use, easy to learn, no technical issues.
  • Video calls are pretty easy also, user friendly and a mostly stable connection with no issues.
  • Voice calls are easy also, eliminates the need for an external landline or the need to use your cell phone. Clear connections, not really any dropped calls.
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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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Microsoft
  • This is really small, but I'd love to see the emoticons updated to emojis.
  • Make calling free like some other communications app providers.
  • Grant the ability to not show that you're online even when you are. Sometimes you want to make a call, but you don't want other people to see you're online and start messaging you.
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Likelihood to Renew
FreeConferenceCall.com
It is so user friendly.
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Microsoft
I have given this rating as this need to give more than that as it's very helpful for us and makes our work more efficient and fast.
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Usability
FreeConferenceCall.com
I am and have been extremely pleased with my use of this product.
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Microsoft
Skype is not as good as Facetime in terms of ease to glance at it and figure out how it works. I think that's a result of Skype trying to be too many things at once. A lot of the menu and UI could be streamlined, and I would jettison some of the additional functions that have been tacked on over the years to simplify. That being said, while some options are slightly hard to find, they all work flawlessly once found.
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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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Microsoft
I am not aware of the current support level for Skype for business, as I have never used even though I have the product. However, the support for Skype's personal paid users is not where it could be. Users who pay for Skype features do not have a clear path to reach out to support. So, rating 6, can be better as soon as I need to use Skype for business support and get a good experience. I will say that I will renew Skype for Business subscription, which is a significant inconsistency on my end. The explanation is that Skype for Business comes bundled with Office for Business, with no additional cost, so why not.
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Implementation Rating
FreeConferenceCall.com
It's a no brainer!
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Microsoft
It can be used on the phone via mobile application as well as on the desktop by logging in to the website. Easily installed and ready to use.
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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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Microsoft
Microsoft Teams provides basically the same services. Local number calling is not available (that I know of) but that only matters if you have any need to use it. Teams is a little more stable, especially with a lot of people on a call. Skype is easier to set up and to operate. Skype also has a larger install base.
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Professional Services
FreeConferenceCall.com
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
The service provided is up to date, as discussed before buying.
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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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Microsoft
  • Overall Skype is a good investment. We use regular Skype so its a product that comes with Windows PC's as a standard app. We dont use Skype for Business so this cuts cost overall.
  • Using the basic functions of Skype and not Skype for business does have some downsides but you do save money. There are many other apps we use as well as Skype in order to accomplish all of our goals.
  • The downside of course is that the more you want Skype to do, the more money it will cost the organization as a whole. It does have many more functions which you have to upgrade to Skype for business for. That is my only criticism.
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