Google Voice — Cannot access Free Conference
I have started using Google Voice, and I have been playing with it to find out everything it can do and also to find out its limitations.
I did say in my previous article that it has changed my life, and it really has! I keep on thinking that it’s so good that there has to be a catch. Well, there really isn’t, but the service is still in its early stages, and there are bound to be a few irritations and limitations. Here are two that I have come across in the last week:
- Occasionally it can be really slow if you want to initiate a call from the website. Not a big deal.
- I often use a conference calling from www.freeconference.com. This is another service that I like. Basically the deal is that you can run a full featured conference call, but, unlike a lot of these services, there isn’t a per-minute charge. The difference is that it is a toll call. It works really well. You sign up. They give you a telephone number, a participant code, and a moderator code, and you can begin to use it to run telephone conferences. You can access the number they give you from Skype, Vonage, or pretty much any phone system you have. But you can’t access the number from Google Voice. You just get the following message: This number is not available for call return. Good bye!
A pity! But everything in life can’t be free.