Tollfreeconferencecalls.com is a web service that simplifies one-to-many communications. According to its website, the mission of the service is to offer high quality and innovative customer service at the best pricing. Considering its functional features and the tariff, Toll Free Conference Calls does seem to live up to its mission. The company was founded in 2001 and provides solutions for collaborative communications for a wide range of individuals, businesses and organizations. As per the latest information by the company, the service has over three million registered users.
How to use the service?
Users need to register on the website to use it. Registration is free and does not require any kind of commitment from the user. There are no contracts either. After registration, the user is provided with an account and a toll free number that can be used for teleconferencing. Toll Free Conferencing Calls is available round the clock.
Salient features of the service
The main aspect that works tremendously in favor of the service is the crystal clarity of conference calls. Additionally, in order to ensure thorough security of calls, the service provides special security features such as unique access codes.
During a call, users can make use of features such as call recording, call lock and mute. All these features are offered free of cost. The service provides all digital conferencing equipment as well.
After the call is done, users receive a Call Detail Report containing call details such as time of call, duration, people involved in the call, cost of conversation and recording link. The report is emailed to the user. These details are also stored in the user’s account. Users can download the clipping of recorded conversation from the link provided. Reports and downloading features are offered for free.
One of the best features available in Toll Free Conferencing Calls is its Online Account Management Tool. Using these tools, users can oversee multiple accounts, track live conference calls on a personal dashboard and manage reports containing call details.
Toll Free Conference Calls charges very reasonable fees. Users pay only 6 cents per person per minute. This charge applies to international calls as well. However, people from foreign locations calling the user through this service need to pay the conventional long distance call cost.
The bill is generated immediately after a conference call and is a part of call detail report that users receive. Charges are billed on users’ credit cards. In order to ensure transparency and accuracy in billing, the service offers a feature called Job Cost Code. This is a unique number used as an identification for a billing group.
Good things about Toll Free Conference Calls
Users can make up to 1000 conference calls using this service. Furthermore, there are no minimum prerequisites. Most of the features provided are free. The service offers international call compatibility. The number of calls and call duration are both unlimited. Users can access the service through their regular phones as well.
As of now, Toll Free Conferencing Calls offers only audio calls. Video conversations are not yet available.
For people or businesses looking for a cost effective way to make conference calls, Toll Free Conference Calls is a great solution.
Simple blast is a technological innovation that enables convenient and high quality one-to-many communications. Using this service, you can send hundreds of personalized messages simultaneously to thousands of contacts in your phone book. Developed by Free Conferencing Corporation, a Long Beach California based independent provider of communication solutions to a wide range of businesses and organizations, Simple Blast is easy to use and feature rich.
How to use Simple Blast?
In order to use Simple Blast, you need to create an account by choosing a suitable pricing plan. You need to fill up a form with your personal details, details of the credit/debit card that you use to purchase a Simple Blast plan, and details of your customer. Once your account is created, you can add details of more customers and build your phone book.
The functionality of Simple Blast
For small and medium businesses, using Simple Blast is a great way of enhancing the quality of customer service. You can send out quick reminders, give notifications, fix appointments, inform about cancelled events, make important announcements and do so much more on a single platform.
On Simple Blast, you receive services such as complete phone books, simple phone commands, phone history details, importing contacts, emails, message playback, resending messages, email message history and details, and others.
Voice blast service offered by Simple Blast is very effective to reach out personally to customers. You can record messages and send them to any number of contacts within a few seconds.
The biggest advantage of using Simple Blast is that it reduces the time taken to perform all these functions, thereby increasing the number of productive hours at work.
When you choose Simple Blast, you get three pricing plans to choose from. The first plan, which is also the cheapest, gives you 200 message blasts at just $10.00. If your requirements are higher, you can the second pricing plan, which costs $25.00 and gives you 500 message blasts.
In addition to these two plans, you get a third option called “set your price”. This is a customizable plan that allows you to set the number of message blasts you require. You can choose between 200 messages costing $10.00 and 10,000 messages costing $500.
In order to sign up with any of these accounts, you need a credit card. You can any phone to use the service. After you create your account on Simple Blast, you can begin enjoying the benefits of the service immediately.
The message blasts that you receive on purchasing a plan are not time bound. The plan is valid as long as you don’t exceed the upper message limit.
Who can use Simple Blast?
Simple blasts can be used by anybody. For instance, if you have a party at home, you can purchase a $10 plan and send out invites to 200 guests with a single click. Educational institutions can use the service to inform parents about school events. Companies can use the service to announce their fiscal results. If you are launching a new product, you can use Simple Blast to send out information to existing customers.
Simple Blast is a simple, cost effective and highly functional way of getting in touch with people and sharing information with them.
Caution : Windows 7 has a bug in WMP12 due to which it can corrupt your mp3 files. Make sure you install KB961367.
If you are using a dual boot setup like I am then do not install Nokia PC Suite on Windows 7. Doing so will wipe all the settings from Vista’s partition too
The key you get from Official Beta download website will be for Beta version only & will not install on Windows 7 final version.
You can still use Windows 7 for up to 4 months by Rearming Windows Activation.
The original built number is 7000.
Before you proceed…
1.Windows 7 is not a trialware. The 30 days time period is for Activation only. If you do not activate Windows in the 30 days time period, then kindly uninstall it.
2.You can install Windows 7 without burning a DVD.
i.Mount the ISO using a Virtual CD Software such as Daemon Tools & run Setup.
ii.Select to download any update required & send feedback to Microsoft because this is beta version.
iii.Select to do a custom install during installation & not an upgrade.
iv.Give the path of an empty partition. Windows 7 requires at least 11 GB of hard disk space for installation.
v.Proceed with installation.
3.The best place to find drivers for Windows 7 is Windows Update which has latest version of all Windows 7 compatible drivers. If you are unable to find a driver for Windows 7 then you can install Windows Vista driver in compatibility mode using this method…
Right click on the Driver Setup file -> Compatibility -> Windows Vista
4.You can provide feedback only if you have an activated copy of Windows 7. Please do not close services like Automatic Update, Bits & Windows Error reporting.
5.Windows 7 is like Windows Vista from inside due to which many drivers, applications & system tweaking commands will work same as in Vista.
6.If you are using a Dual boot Setup along with your existing operating system then you do not need to reinstall all the applications again to use them in Windows 7. Start the setup of your application & during the installation give the installation path as \old OS drive\Program Files\Folder in which the same application is installed in the old OS. This way Windows 7 will just make new settings for Windows 7 in its own Drive.
7.If you are using Windows Vista & dual booting Windows 7 then you can use the old settings again without re-configuring everything again, as long as the application does not saves settings in registry. To do this just copy the application’s “Settings Folder” from Windows Vista & paste it in Windows 7. Usually they are in \users\username\appdata\locale & \users\username\appdata\Roaming\ folder. Paste them to the similar folder in Windows 7’s drive.
BlackBerry has launched its much anticipated QWERTY smartphone, Q10 in India. The smartphone will be available for Rs. 44,990. BlackBerry Q10 will start retailing from Friday in 20 cities and 1000 retail stories. We had reported a week back that the Canadian smartphone maker will be launching Q10 in India on June 6.
BlackBerry Q10 sports a 3.1-inch super AMOLED touchscreen. It also comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard, which has been associated with BlackBerry devices since the company started offering smartphones. There is an 8-megapixel rear camera on-board and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G and NFC. BlackBerry Q10 also packs in 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2100mAh battery.
BlackBerry Q10 was also available on pre-order from snapdeal.com. Interested customers had to shell out Rs. 1,000 in order to pre-book this smartphone.
BlackBerry had introduced the BlackBerry 10 operating system in January 2013 along with its flagship smartphone BlackBerry Z10. BlackBerry Z10 was launched in India almost a month after its global debut for Rs. 43,490.
BlackBerry Z10 is a full-touch device that comes with a 4.2-inch LCD screen with a 1280×768 resolution. The smartphone is powered by a dual-core processor that clocks at 1.5GHz along with 2GB of RAM. The internal storage available on the smartphone is 16GB, which can be further expanded by up to 64GB. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera that can capture 1080p videos and 2-megapixel camera in the front. Z10 comes with 1,850 mAh battery, which as per the company claims gives 10 hours of talktime and 312 hours of stand by time.
BlackBerry Q10 key specifications
- 3.1-inch super AMOLED touchscreen
- 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi,Bluetooth, 4G and NFC
- 2100mAh battery
- BlackBerry 10
With the huge success of the Superfone Canvas A100, Micromax has decided to do raise the bar once again for what a sub-10K Android smartphone should look like. With the same massive 5-inch screen making a comeback, they’ve managed to fit in a dual-core CPU this time – all for the same price as the previous one. Too good to be true?
Design and Build
The Canvas 2 A110 once again borrows many design cues from the Galaxy Nexus. The chrome trim along the side is shaped in such a way so as to create an illusion of a curved glass. You get a nice chunky volume rocker on one side along with a power/sleep button on the other side. The phone appears larger than it actually is due to thick bezels on either side. There is a row of sensors beside the chrome plated earpiece and the back cover is quite sturdy and doesn’t scratch easily. The matt finish helps keep fingerprints away. The 8MP shooter produces quite a bulge at the back so you need to be careful as the lens cover will scratch easily.
A decent camera
The 5-inch LCD display has quite a low resolution of 854 x 480 which makes images, icons, etc. lose their sharpness. The screen doesn’t appear to be of a very good quality either as the viewing angles are pretty poor and there’s terrible banding throughout. We now know where Micromax has cut corners in order to offer this phone at the same price point.
Could have had a larger battery
Overall, the Canvas 2 is built well but is too bulky and quite heavy as well. We could have done without the chrome trim along the edges which quite frankly, gives the phone a cheap look. But then again, it is a cheap phone so there’s that. Unfortunately, the placement of the microSD card does not allow for hot-swap as the battery gets in the way.
The Canvas 2 A110 sticks to the stock interface of Android Ice Cream Sandwich for the most part, except for some changes to the notification bar, where we now have side-scrollable toggle switches. The UI is far from smooth though, which is a bit strange when you consider the fact that it’s powered by a dual-core CPU. It all makes sense when you take a closer look at the type of SoC used. Instead of a Qualcomm or TI OMAP, Micromax has used the MT6577 SoC from MediaTek. This comprises of a dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and PowerVR GPU. This SoC is specifically designed for the sub-$200 smartphone segment and has the potential to support up to 720p displays and record videos at 1080p. Unfortunately, Micromax has not exploited its full potential, which is why we have to live with lag in the UI. Another important feature that’s missing is an ambient light sensor.
UI is not the smoothest
Other than the stock UI and apps, Micromax has added a SIM management option to set the default card for call, messages, Internet, etc. Both SIMs can be active at the same time if needed. Another feature added is a scheduled power off option, which lets you switch the phone on or off at a designated time and day of the week.
Audio is handled by the stock music player of ICS. The quality of audio is strictly average even with a good pair of earphones. The rear speaker is quite loud so you won’t miss any of the alerts even in a noisy place. You get 4GB of internal memory and a slot for expanding it up to 32GB. Video playback leaves a lot to be desired. First of all, the Canvas 2 can only handle up to 720p video playback smoothly. MP4 files play well in the stock player but AVI, MKV, etc. have trouble playing back even in MX Player. The colour reproduction is good but the viewing angles are weak so you have to hold the phone just right for a decent experience.
Decent audio playback
Connectivity and Misc. apps
The Micromax Canvas 2 only supports two bands for 2G and just one for 3G, which means you won’t be able to use this on all networks around the world. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi ‘n’, Bluetooth v3.0 and USB plug-and-play support. Other than the Play Store, Micromax also bundles their M! Store and M!Zone for added content. The bundled apps include some games like Cricket Fever, Fruit Devil along with some productivity apps like File Manager, M! Buddy and HookUp.
Good number of bundled apps
The upgraded 8MP shooter manages to capture decent outdoor images with pretty accurate colours and good amounts of detail. Touch-to-focus and face detection is also present along with many scene modes. Indoor picture quality is not the best and the dual-LED flash isn’t very powerful in illuminating a dark area. Macro shots fare pretty well with a decent amount of detail and depth of field.
Macro mode is pretty good
Video recording maxes out at 720p but the quality is not very good since the recorded file is not an MP4 video but 3gp. It’s a little strange that Micromax would limit the video recording capabilities to just 720p when clearly, the 8MP sensor and dual-core CPU could easily handle more.
The Canvas 2 come fitted with a 2000mAh battery pack, which is clearly not enough to power such a huge screen for the entire day. We got just about 7-hours in our video drain test. We expected a bigger battery given the size of the phone. The phone lasted about 6-hours and 15-minutes in our loop tests which included an hour of calls, two hours of music, two hours of music and the rest was taken up by audio streaming over Wi-Fi.
Verdict and Price in India
Micromax has priced the Superfone Canvas 2 at Rs 9,990, which is the same price as the first Canvas. However, in order to achieve this, they’ve seem to have compromised a bit too much on performance. The type of panel used is quite poor, the dual-core CPU doesn’t seem to be put to good use as the UI is very laggy and the phone cannot handle video beyond 720p. Crucial features like an ambient light sensor and quad-band functionality also seem to be missing. Overall, the A110 turned out to be a bit of a disappointment and we’d advice you give this a pass.