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InstantConference® Teleconferencing Service Announces Free Recording For All Calls

LOS ANGELES, CA — September 19, 2007 — InstantConference®, the free, on–demand reservationless teleconferencing service that’s “Ready When You Are,” announced today that it has added free conference recording to its reservationless platform. This new feature is being offered to all InstantConference customers. “The addition of free recording to InstantConference is just the first of many steps we are taking to provide the best value in the industry through the most convenient and reliable service available,” said Alex Cory, CEO of parent company, Global Conference Partners™. Conference recording eliminates the time constraints of having to be on a call at a specific time by providing an MP3 recording after the conference concludes. Others can then call in and listen to... Read More

FreeConference® Launches Beta of SharePlus™ Desktop Sharing

New Level of Web Collaboration Now Available LOS ANGELES, CA — September 6, 2007 — FreeConference, the pioneer of free audio conference call services today announced the Beta launch of SharePlus Desktop Sharing. SharePlus enhances the productivity of audio conference calls by letting users share any application or presentation from their desktop safely and securely with just one click. Free to all users while in Beta, SharePlus is anticipated to be priced at the lowest cost/minute in the industry, and in combination with the company’s free audio service, lets users conduct a combination audio and web collaboration session virtually free. “It has always been our mission to provide the best value in the conferencing industry,” commented Alex Cory, CEO of... Read More

Global Conference Partners™ Launches InstantConference® On Demand Service; instantconference.com

New site provides businesses “sign–up and go” dedicated conference calls and simple management of multiple accounts–just for the normal cost of a long distance call LOS ANGELES, CA — May 9, 2007 — Global Conference Partners™, the company that pioneered the free conferencing industry, today announced the introduction of InstantConference®, the fastest, easiest and least expensive way for businesses to create their own dedicated conferencing service. The service provides businesses such as consulting firms, financial and legal services and other organizations with solutions to the problems of high conference call costs and ease of management by client or division, with the ability to add additional unique access codes under the same account. “We are addressing the key pain points of... Read More

FreeConference.com Announces Sprint Nextel Has Ended Illegal Blocks on Conference Calling Service Numbers

Company Joins AT&T/Cingular and Qwest Communications as Last Carrier to Discontinue Illegal Call Blocking LOS ANGELES, CA — April 13, 2007 — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Joining carriers AT&T/Cingular and Qwest Communications, Sprint Nextel has discontinued its actions to illegally block consumer and business calls to free conference calling services, including FreeConference®, a service of Global Conference Partners™. Responding to an outpouring of complaints from consumers, non-profits and businesses which depend on the affordable costs of free conferencing services, the major U.S. telcos have quietly stopped blocking access to numbers used by these services. According to published reports, the Federal Communications Commission said it had received more than 1,000 such complaints. As a result, all the major carriers have agreed not... Read More

FreeConference.com® Hires New Management Team

Relaunches Operations under Global Conference Partners™ LOS ANGELES, CA — March 26, 2007 — FreeConference.com, a leading conference call solutions company, announces the relaunch of its operations under a new corporate name and senior management team charged with leading the company into the next generation of global group communications and collaboration solutions. Alex B. Cory has been tapped as CEO of the newly renamed Global Conference Partners (GCP). Mr. Cory’s expertise lies in early stage technology companies that are transitioning from founder led teams to more experienced management. With a business foundation rooted in McKinsey & Co., Mr. Cory has served as Executive Vice President of Overture Services, and CEO of Neven Vision, recently sold to Google. He has also... Read More

Small Business Technology Magazine Awards FreeConference® as a Product of the Year Finalist for 2006

LOS ANGELES, CA — February 1, 2007 — Global Conference Partners™ today announced that Small Business Technology Magazine, the only print and digital publication in the U.S. focusing on the technology needs of small businesses, has recognized FreeConference.com as a Product of the Year Finalist in its 2006 Product of the Year Awards, its annual salute to the best technology products and services for small business. Honorees are profiled online and in print as part of Small Business Technology Magazine’s Best of the Year Issue and 2007 Buyer’s Guide, available now at http://www.sbtechnologymagazine.org. The Product of the Year Awards program recognizes outstanding technology products that improve key functions in a small business, such as business operations, management, marketing and sales, productivity and... Read More

FreeConference.com recipient of SBTI 2006 Product of the Year Award

We are proud to say that FreeConference is a recipient of the 2006 Product of the Year Award by Small Business Technology Magazine and their publisher, the Small Business Technology Institute (SBTI). SBTI is a non-profit organization based in San Jose, California that is dedicated to fostering technology education and adoption among small businesses through low-cost training, free consulting, events, scholarships, publishing and market intelligence. The awards program is presented in partnership with the Small Business Technology Institute Labs. The Product of the Year Awards & Buyers Guide is presented as a special issue in January by the SBTI. The Small Business Technology Magazine Product of the Year entries are evaluated based on criteria such as: Monthly Plans: Overall Fit... Read More

FreeConference.com Named to PC World’s “101 Fabulous Freebies” List

LOS ANGELES, CA — April 18, 2006 — www.FreeConference.com was honored in the May 2006 issue of PC World, the most widely–read computer or business magazine, as one of the “101 Fabulous Freebies.” Services named to the “101 Fabulous Freebies” list were chosen by PC World editors based on features, design, and performance. Each product had to be a fully-functioning version consumers can obtain at no cost. FreeConference.com is a free, secure and user–friendly Web site for scheduling and managing conventional telephone conference calls. It is already being used by over one million savvy businesses, organizations, and consumers seeking to reduce their telecommunications and travel expenses, without sacrificing the high sound quality and custom features offered by far more expensive competitors.... Read More

Winner, Telecom Category, The Webby Business Awards 2003

FreeConference.com has been selected as a winner in the Telecom category for The 1st Annual Webby Business Awards. The judges commented, “FreeConference.com offers a terrific value to consumers – free conference calls – with no strings attached. The company deserves credit for coming up with an innovative online business model that actually works… The site makes it easy to learn about FreeConference and to do business with the company.” From the creators of the Webby Awards, the Webby Business Awards honor companies that excel at using the Web as a mature tool to achieve critical business goals. The awards are produced by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, which also presents the annual Webby Awards, now in their... Read More