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Audio Conferencing on the Go: New Mobile App

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It’s a typical day in the life of Tim.

As a leading sales executive, Tim hits the road early in the morning and spends much of his day meeting with local customers and prospects. Face-to-face meetings are the most effective way for him to close deals and support existing customers. An unfortunate side effect is that he rarely meets with colleagues in-person; most meetings are conference calls that he takes from his car or, if he’s lucky, a quiet coffee shop.  When it’s time for one of those conference calls, it usually goes something like this:

15 minutes prior to meeting time: Tim's phone beeps a reminder. He dismisses the reminder. He’ll join the call from his car in the parking lot of his next appointment.

5 minutes prior to meeting time: Traffic jam. Tim’s probably not going to make it to the parking lot.

Meeting time: Still in traffic. Tim open’s the meeting invite and clicks on the 800 number. His smartphone automatically opens the phone app and starts dialing. But wait. Tim forgot to look at the access code before joining. He tries to go back to the meeting invite and disconnects from the conference bridge in the process. Sh**t.

He opens the meeting invite again. Looks at the access code and starts repeating it over and over to himself, “2091593, 2091593, 2091593…”. Clicks the 800 number and the phone starts to dial (he’s still repeating that number). As he starts to enter the number, he forgets “Was it 1593 or 1953?” He has to hang up and double check.

On the third try, Tim finally gets into the meeting. He was 5 minutes late and introductions have already been made. Tim awkwardly interrupts and the meeting continues.

For Tim, and remote employees everywhere, this is a scenario that happens daily (sometimes multiple times a day). It’s even worse when you’re a chairperson and you have to try to remember a chairperson passcode in addition to an access code.

It doesn’t have to be like this.

ReadyTalk has just released a new audio conferencing app, designed to make life a little bit easier.  With this app, you have:

  • One-touch meeting access:  Click on the meeting to either start a meeting or join someone else’s. No more pulling over to input all the data.
  • We call you: Our easy dial-out feature eliminates the need to have to write anything down (or repeat over and over). Simply click “Join Audio” and the app will call you to join the meeting. You determine the default phone number, so we’ll call you at your desk or on your mobile.
  • Notifications: A notification alert gets sent to your phone 30 seconds prior to the meeting start time, helping every meeting start on time and stay on schedule. 
  • All your meetings in one place: The app scrapes your meetings from your existing mobile calendar, allowing you to start or join quickly and easily.

From left to right: Start or join any existing ReadyTalk audio meeting from those listed in your calender, receive notifications 30 seconds prior to start time, and have the meeting call you.

Give it a try for yourself! Download it today from the App Store or Google Play. And let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.


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