Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 .

 

UberConference has received top honors at two prestigious awards this week. Our team is very grateful for the recognition and quality feedback from our users. We received a Bronze Award in the category of Best Everyday Utility at the User Experience Awards and Silver at the American Business Awards – Telecommunication Company of the Year.

The Stevie American Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards, created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. More than 3,300 entries were submitted to The 2014 American Business Awards and more than 240 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

The UXies are the premier awards for exceptional experience and inspire all technologists to create elegant, human-centered products that solve real customer problems by showcasing next-generation digital products, honoring and celebrating with the most talented UX innovators and highlighting exceptional UX best practices. Our very own Jerome Tave explains the design theory that went into creating UberConference:

This adds to the growing list of awards our team has been fortunate to receive this year. We are excited for what lies ahead and appreciate the kind recognition. Congratulations to all winners and nominees!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 .

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We are always looking for new ways to enhance the calling experience for our international customers. We’re pleased today to announce the award-winning experience we offer in the US is now available in our second largest international market, Canada.

“Canadian customers have a fully featured conferencing tool, complete with screen sharing and document sharing, and can look that much more professional with Canadian area codes attached to their designated UberConference lines”, said our CEO and co-founder, Craig Walker.

When you sign up for an UberConference Pro account, you’ll now see Canadian area codes available to set for your local number. Stay tuned, there’s even more cities to come:

City Area Code
Toronto 647
Montreal 438
Calgary 587
Edmonton 587
Ottawa 613
Winnipeg 204
Vancouver 604
Quebec 581
Hamilton 289
Waterdown 289
Brampton 289
Waterloo 226
Pont-Viau 450
London 226
Victoria 778

“There is no other service here in Canada that even approximates what UberConference does,” said Elise Aymer of EN Consulting in Toronto. “Other conference call services are prohibitively expensive especially for small business and communication groups. I am very pleased with the service so far.”

As always, you can dial-in to join an UberConference call from over 40 countries. Anyone around the world, in any country, can also join an UberConference call through their Chrome browser for free. Test to see if your computer can accept calls here.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 .

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UberConference is excited to accept TMCu2019s 2014 Internet Telephony Excellence Award. This is the third year UberConference has won this award and we are honored to be recognized as an innovator in the telephony industry. The award came after a successful week at the ITEXPO West event where our CEO, Craig Walker, was a featured guest on the OTT and UC: The Future of the Telephone Number panel.

Walker also had the opportunity to sit down with Erik Linask, the Group Editorial Director of TMC to discuss UberConferenceu2019s role in disrupting the traditional conferencing space. u201cThe funny thing is the things that are frustrating to users havenu2019t changed in 30 years. Itu2019s dialing some ridiculous access code to get into your call and not knowing whou2019s in the room when youu2019re on the call,u201d said Walker.

u201cA lot of conference call providers used to give you a wallet card to remember their features. The truth is nobody used these features because nobody remembered to pull out the card. At UberConference, we wanted to change all that. No PINs. No access codes. You just dial a number and youu2019re on the call. We give you a web address where you can see whou2019s on the call.u201d

Another important topic of discussion was catering to the remote workforce with more robust telephony tools. UberConferenceu2019s audio heavy interface addresses that challenge with great ease. u201cEven though conference calling has been around forever, 80% of conference minutes are audio only. If youu2019re going to have more and more remote people doing it, itu2019s got to be easier for the remote worker.

Monday, August 25th, 2014 .

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UberConference Business now offers a complete control panel for business administrators. From the new dashboard, account admins are now able to create individual team member accounts from start to finish.

Admins have more flexibility to create accounts in the way that best suits their team. To create an account on behalf of a user, specify the useru2019s signup email and conference number area code. Users will then get a welcome email with the ability to set a password.

Admins still have the option to let team members create their own accounts. With this option, each team member will simply get an invitation email with a link to sign up. After they finish creating their account, they will automatically become part of your team.

This new feature will work for both local and toll-free account generation.

Should the admin want to create accounts from a longer list, contacts can be imported from a .CSV file. Subsequently, they can also be exported into a .CSV file with their permanent new UberConference phone numbers. This portal also makes it easier for administrators to control team billing, group account management, and adding or deleting associated accounts instantly.

Questions? Contact our awesome support team at support@uberconference.com, or send them a quick message through live chat on our website. They’re available from 6am-8pm EST.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 .

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Craig Walker appeared in the Wall Street Journal Accelerators blog today giving his opinion on the topic of net neutrality. The Accelerators is run with contributed content from mentors in the startup community discussing the challenges of creating new businesses.

About Craig Walker, CEO UberConference

Craig Walker has a broad background as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, executive and corporate attorney. He co-founded  UberConference in 2012 with $18 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.

Craigu2019s career in telecommunications began in 2001 when he ran Dialpad Communications, which he sold to Yahoo! in 2005.  He then co-founded and ran GrandCentral Communications, which he sold to Google in July 2007. It became Google Voice.

Craig is a graduate of UC Berkeley (BA), Georgetown University (MBA) and Boalt Hall School of Law (JD). He was presented with the Georgetown Entrepreneurial Excellence Award as an Outstanding Alumni Entrepreneur in April 2014.