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Hi, all!  Could I trouble you for a recommendation audio conferencing services – specifically looking for a toll-free number that meeting participants could call into?  Our PBX does not support this, and it’s cumbersome to gather several parties on a call.  Our usage would be light, mostly to bring trustees into meetings when they cannot travel here, so I’m thinking a per-minute plan would be best.  Our local telco offers the service, but I don’t know what is considered a competitive rate these days.  Please reply off-list if you wish, and I’ll summarize any such responses.

 

Thanks!

Charlie

 

 

Charlie Prothero

Chief Information Officer

Keystone College

charlie.prothero@keystone.edu

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Message from mike.cunningham@pct.edu

We currently use AT&T for this service but are looking for alternatives to try and consolidate audio conference calls, video+audio conference, screen sharing+audio conference, screen sharing+audio+video conferencing, and support anywhere at any time and any platform (that includes mobile) for the participants.

 

 

Mike Cunningham

VP of Information Technology Services/CIO

Pennsylvania College of Technology

 

 

 

Charlie, 

We have been using Lightyear Network Solutions (http://www.lightyear.net/) for several years now for similar purposes as you describe.  It is easy to use, reasonable priced, reliable and there is an option to record to calls.  We like it because you can set up multiple conference IDs and then bill out to the individual departments for their actual use.

Curtis


What about freeconferencecall.com



Thanks,

Alys Jordan 
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Mike,

 

Have you looked at http://www.meetingburner.com/?

-Eric

 

 

 

Eric Case, CISSP

eric (at) ericcase (dot) com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ericcase

(520) 344-CISO (2476)

 

Message from hughettm@lmc.edu

You might want to look at www.bigbluebutton.org.

 

Michael G. Hughett
Network / Systems Administrator
Lees-McRae College
PO Box 128
Banner Elk, NC 28604
………………………………..
Phone: 828-898-8830
Cell:     828-260-5669
Email: 
hughettm@lmc.edu
Skype: mghughett

"Find a need and fill it.  And do it to the Glory of Christ."

 

Hi,

 

We used a tool called Wiggio to manage a project. I checked in recently and noticed it now supports conference calling as well as document storage, discussion and polling.

 

Robin

 

Robin S. Robinson     

Director of Education Technology and Support

Framingham State University

HHG05-07-09

Phone: 508 626-4688

Email: rrobinson@framingham.edu

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Alys Jordan
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 4:30 PM
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [CIO] Audio Conferencing

 


What about freeconferencecall.com

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Alys Jordan 

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When I was at Northeastern, we used Verizon and it worked well. However, there were some that used freeconferencecall.com - already mentioned on two other responses. It was free and worked equally as well as Verizon.


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I use freeconferenccall.com extensively, and have for over four years. Very happy with it, and many of my colleagues use it as well.

 

Sincerely,

 

Scott Helf, DO, MSIT

Chief Technology Officer

Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

 

Western University of Health Sciences

309 East 2nd Street

Pomona, CA  91766

 

909-781-4353

shelf@westernu.edu

 

www.westernu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Re. screen sharing, give Screanleap a shot (www.screanleap.com). It is free (for now…), and one need not need to register to use it. And you can use Freeconferencecall for the audio.

 

For a paid service, it is hard to beat GoToMeeting in terms of rock solid quality, for both screen sharing and audio conferencing.

 

$0.25.

 

Sincerely,

 

Scott Helf, DO, MSIT

Chief Technology Officer

Assistant Dean, Academic Informatics

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

 

Western University of Health Sciences

309 East 2nd Street

Pomona, CA  91766

 

909-781-4353

shelf@westernu.edu

 

www.westernu.edu

 

-sch

 

 

Sorry for the spam. Correction: www.screenleap.com.

 

-sch

 

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