If you're like me, you probably spend a lot of time on teleconferencing calls. And you like it or not, these calls rarely join everyone at the same time, so you'll have to wait a long time at the beginning of the call so everyone can dial. A new web service tries to fix it to make these calls more useful.
The service is called Gaboogie.com, and although this is not cheap, productivity gains can be paid for call costs. It works like this. Subscribe to the company's website with your email address and take 100 free minutes to test the service. Enter the participant's name and phone number with the browser and set it when the call is started. Then the service calls and connects to the conference.
As the service initiates outbound calls, every minute is paused for everyone to join. So if your call takes ten minutes, and five people – including yourself – will take up to 50 minutes. You can buy minutes in bulk (250 minutes for $ 30, $ 1000 for $ 80) to charge your account if you have low prices.
There are plenty of web-based, free conference calling services that work in the old fashioned way: sending emails to people using a dial-in number and password and waiting for parties to initiate and join calls. (I have a list of http://yourpersonalgeek.tv if you're interested.) Gaboogie is the first person I know about making calls. You can make phone conferences at Skype, but this is not so easy and you can limit up to five participants.
So I like the idea behind Gaboogie, but the service still has some oddity. The moderator's web control panel is somewhat sharp. If you want the conference call to be recorded, you can preset it beforehand, but you need to hear a repeating tone to indicate the recording during the call. It's a bit annoying. However, after the call is completed, the recording can be downloaded as an mp3 file or as RSS feed for others to listen to. (It would be nice if the mp3 file can remove the beep from the recording, so they can easily become beautiful podcasts.) And recording takes about one minute of music and takes another minute.
All in all, Gaboogie is an interesting twist on the old idea. And maybe save some time at the next teleconference.
Source by SBOBET