Re: Phone conferencing for family and friends?

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>

Hi. Yes, Facetime is only available for Apple products, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and the Mac.

In the past I've used No Cost Conference for phone meetings which I've moderated.

Zoom is also available for free for one on one conversations. You can conference with more than 2 people but I believe you're limited to around 40 minutes per session if you do that..

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 3/21/2020 11:53 AM, Sharon Hooley wrote:

Facetime?  I thought that's only for people who have the same type of smart phones, like the iPhone.

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On Mar 21, 2020, at 9:40 AM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io <ashbreger@...> wrote:

Hi Sharon,
I believe FaceTime and hangouts are free also you can do FaceTime. There is a good voice chat app called Marco Polo that can also do video messages. Hope this helps,

Ashley Breger

On Mar 21, 2020, at 10:27 AM, Sharon Hooley <shooley42@...> wrote:


Are there any US phone conferencing services that are free for consumers like family and friends, or do they always require an organization or business to pay, and related group members can call in for free?  That would be nice for when we must communicate safely while in isolation, and the easiest for low-tech folks.


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