Monday, December 17th, 2012 .

Visual conference calls on your phone? There is an app for that. And it’s free!
imageWe are excited to announce the release of iPhone and Android apps for UberConference.   The new apps have the cool features that make UberConference great for conference calls, and are specifically designed for the mobile experience.  It’s simple to keep track of your calls, create instant conferences on the fly, and run conferences smoothly wherever you are, right from your phone.

Creating an instant conference from your phone has never been easier. With the UberConference mobile apps, it’s simple to add the people you already have in your contacts to get started.  UberConference will send out all the details, and there’s even the option to have the app dial out to all the participants automatically to join them into the call. No need to worry about anyone missing the message or forgetting the call.  This dial out feature is part of UberConference Pro, but it’s free with the mobile apps.

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There are a number of useful call control features at your fingertips when you need them on your conference call; even if you spend most of the time with the phone to your ear.

  • Mute or earmuff participants
  • Add people to the call
  • Turn call recording on and off.
  • If you have earphones or a headset it’s even easier see who’s talking at any moment and take more advantage of the integrated social features to learn more about the people in the call. Just click on the participant to see more from their connected Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google + profiles.

Radically improve the conference call experience from your mobile device. You’re going to love UberConference! Get the app now for your iPhone or Android phone.

Download the UberConference iPhone app

Download the UberConference Android app

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 .

Things are really rolling here at UberConference. And now it seems we’ve made it to the finals for the Cloud Awards!

In case you didn’t know, the Cloud Awards identify and celebrate excellence in the field of cloud computing, with categories including Best Cloud Infrastructure, Data Innovation of the Year, Developer of the Year, Most Promising Startup (that’s what we’re up for), Web Services Excellence and Best Software as a Service.

Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson has said, “The standard of entries this year was truly incredible – Efficiency, agility and an ability to leverage all of the positive attributes of cloud technologies are what set the organizations in this shortlist apart from any other.”

UberConference is at the forefront of key trends that are changing the way people communicate in business. In searching for solutions that are simple, flexible, and cost effective, businesses are moving their telephony services to the cloud as supporting technologies evolve and solutions become more stable.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 .

unnamedLinda Beltran is UberConference’s very own Customer Support Representative. She is an asset to our entire company and her spunk and personality is legendary to our customers and team. Last week, Linda posted a video of her son (also a big personality) and it went viral.

 

Q: Please introduce yourself to the UberConference blogosphere.

 A. My name is Linda and I am the mother of 3-year-old Matthew and his little brother Kevin (aka PaPas).

Q: You posted a video last week that’s gone a little viral. Tell us about it.

A. Like all my other videos, I initially posted this one to share with friends and family. Well, they happened to share it, and the people they shared it with shared it, and so on.  I’ve always said Mateo is an old soul. The kid definitely keeps us on our toes, and this video depicts him, well, accurately.

If Mateo feels the need and has a valid argument, he will be sure to voice it. He felt he didn’t need to eat dinner since he already had lunch, and that cupcakes were a suitable compromise.

Q: Mateo wanted a cupcake? Throw down the scenario.

A. On this particular night, I went to Gramma’s house to pick him up. Gramma told me he didn’t want to eat his dinner. I let Matthew know that we would not be having a fun night unless he ate his dinner. He found some hidden cupcakes and was on a mission to have them. After a back-and-forth of “Mommy pleassseee can I have them?” and me telling him not until he had dinner, he decided to wait until I wasn’t paying attention to use those cute eyes of his on Gramma, which was not-so-secretly hilarious.

Mommy’s spidey-sense kicked in, I grabbed my phone and thought, “Let’s see where this goes.” Gramma and I had to keep a straight face. The end result was the video. He was unaware the camera was on as I was pretending to ignore him and be busy with the phone.

Q: Why does Mateo call you Linda?

A. This summer we went on a family trip to a theme park.  We came across a lost boy, who could not for the life of him tell us his name or parents’ names. We felt horrible, and as we handed him over to park staff we realized we’d never really told our boys what our names were–they only knew us as Mommy and Daddy. We didn’t want them to ever be in the same situation and not know our names, so we taught them, and they quickly learned. This made Mateo feel a little empowered.

For the most part we are still Mommy and Daddy,  but when he is serious and wants to make sure we are paying attention, we quickly become Linda and Kenneth.

 Q: When is Mateo going to visit the UberConference office?

A. Funny you mention that. Since the video has been out, we’ve been asked by numerous friends and family members if he can stop by their offices, as requested by co-workers who saw the video. They even offered to bake him cupcakes.

Let me check his busy schedule and I will get back to you on that!

Q: If  Mateo was going to be on a conference call, who would it be with?

A. If it were up to mom, Ellen DeGeneres. If we ask Mateo, he could have a pretty serious conversation with Batman, Spiderman AND Superman. Wait, I can’t forget Ironman and the guy with the ice that goes sswwooossshhh. That would be good.

Mateo is quite a tough cookie.

He is, but I want everyone to know that he isn’t disrespectful. In an effort to raise independent young adults, we let our children have a voice. I’m a new parent and I’m learning as much from my kids as they are learning from me. The arguing started way before Mateo could talk–he would let us know he didn’t like certain shoes or clothes with his baby blabber. I love seeing a little more of their personalities as they grow. Mateo has his own spunk and is becoming his own little person. I love that about him. The boys know when mom is serious and when they can engage in some healthy debate. In an effort to raise my kids with a voice, I pick my battles and sometimes let them feel like they’ve won…or at least give them the chance to try. 🙂

Friday, November 9th, 2012 .

Give an extra professional touch to your conference calls with a toll free number. Toll free makes it easy for people to dial in from any phone without worrying about long distance charges. With ÜberConference toll free conferencing you get unlimited toll free calls and all the ÜberConference Pro and regular features for just $20 a month.

Traditional toll free conference call providers charge by the minute for each leg of the conference call, and often include additional fees and even hidden charges.  These costs can add up and can vary widely from month to month depending on how many calls you make and the number of people in your calls.  Usage rules can even be complicated and misleading. We hate these types of practices and think people deserve better. So for just $20 a month you can call as much as you like and skip all the guesswork of what you might be charged.  It’s simple to understand and manage, and for that rate you are likely to save a lot of money as well.

ÜberConference toll free conference numbers come with an ÜberConference Pro subscription, which offers increased conference size up to forty participants, the ability to call out to join people into conference calls, recurring conferences, and custom hold music. Also included are all the core award-winning ÜberConference features. Know who is on the call and who is talking with the rich visual conferencing interface with social contact integration, and run calls smoothly with robust call management features like mute, earmuff, group chat, and call recording.

To get your toll free number, select the toll free number option when you upgrade your free account to ÜberConference Pro.  If you are already a Pro user, you can click on the Get More page in your account and the toll free number option to upgrade your account.  This will allow you to switch your local dial in number with a toll free number, and will change your monthly bill from $10 a month to $20 a month.

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 .

We’re giving away 5 Evernote Moleskine notebooks + 3 months of Evernote premium with every notebook this week!

Tell your friends about ÜberConference on Facebook and Twitter from now through November 23 to get a month of ÜberConference Pro plus enter for your chance to win some other über cool stuff!

Prizes:

  • Automatically win a free month of ÜberConference Pro just for tweeting or sharing on Facebook.
  • Evernote Moleskine notebooks + 3 months of Evernote premium
  •  2 Jawbone headsets – Rock your conference calling experience with this uber cool Bluetooth tool.
  • iPad Mini – Want the hottest tech item of the moment? Of course you do. We are giving away one iPad Mini at the end of this giveaway. Now that is something to be thankful about.

How it works:

For Facebook – Go here for a chance to win. You get additional chances to win for each friend you get to sign up. Sign up here to get started.

For Twitter – Make sure to follow @uberconference and tweet about us using the hashtag #ubergiving. You must be following us and tweet #ubergiving to get the month of Pro free.

Here’s a sample tweet you can just copy and paste if you want:

Follow @uberconference and RT this to automagically get a month of @uberconference Pro free! bit.ly/RBoZGD #ubergiving.

Then, to enter to win one of the many great prizes, sign up here and then tweet about the prizes, your favorite ÜberConference feature, or whatever you want to share. Make sure to use the unique link you are given when signing up so you get credit for the followers you convert to sign up: Sign up here and then tweet to enter to win.

You will automatically get a month of ÜberConference Pro free just for sharing on Facebook and Twitter. However, the more you share your unique link you get when you sign up and then get others to sign up, the more chances you have to win the Evernote notebook, Jawbone headset or iPad Mini. We will be giving out all the prizes over the three weeks of this giveaway.