Gaboogie conferences phone participants
Conference calls are not complex to set, but its process is cumbersome. That’s how Gaboogie decided to reinvent it, or at least simplify it. Instead of remembering dial-in numbers or PINs, a Gaboogie teleconference is set in two little steps.
The first one is the conference setting, made within a few clicks. The second one is the most interesting one. Gaboogie automatically calls all the participants — even the moderator — on their cell and landline phone. Each of them is authenticated by their email and becomes a member at their first login session.
Founded by VoIP veteran Erik Lagerway (founder of SIP softphone concern XTen, now known as CounterPath) and Daniel Gibbons, Gaboogie isn’t a free service. Prices start at $30 for 250 “Gaboogie minutes”. At the highest plan, $500 for 10,000 minutes, the price rate of a call averages Skype’s rates, around $0.017 for a call to landline phone and about $0.2 a minute to a mobile phone.
May 9, 2007 | By Nuno