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When Texting about a Meeting is a Good Thing
December 18, 2013 @ 11:41 AM | By Jill Huselton

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Picture this: you are standing in line for a coffee when your cell phone buzzes, informing you via push notification that people are waiting for your important conference call to start. Looking at your smartphone, you can see exactly who is already on the bridge and you can communicate with them directly through SMS to let them know you will be calling in just as soon as you get your latte. With the push of a button, you have the ability to start and manage your meeting right on-the-go.

As the above scenario shows, text messaging is rapidly gaining in popularity at the enterprise level. In fact, 32 percent of people who utilize text messaging have used it to close a deal. And 79 percent of bosses are in favor of business texting. With open rates of 99 percent compared to the 33 percent of email, it is an enticing feature that executives everywhere currently leverage.

Due to the overwhelming majority of people who prefer to text, many telecommunications companies are now offering specific data plans to accommodate this feature. Which means that text services are a popular, cost effective method of transmitting important information in real-time. And as a result, 82 percent of companies now allow for employees to use personal mobile devices at work.

In addition to SMS service, calendars and dial-in numbers are all accessible right in the palm of your hand through the power of unified communications (UC). Smartphones and tablets are now equipped with all of the tools necessary to exchange real-time information during the course of a conference call. In fact, it is possible to engage in audio and text at the same time—and to see exactly who is speaking. And it can be done so seamlessly that those on the other end would never know that you are nowhere near the conference room.

One such solution that allows users to manage conference calls directly from their smartphone is InterCall’s MobileMeet. Complete with SIRI integration and one-touch access for dialing in to a call, MobileMeet facilitates ease of use across multiple accounts.

MobileMeet is available for everyone who joins a meeting using InterCall’s conference call services, whether you have an account or not. You can get more information or download the app now to get started today.

Jill HuseltonJill Huselton is a senior marketing manager at InterCall. She's been in the conferencing industry for nearly 15 years, working in operations, account management and marketing, mainly based in Colorado. Before leaving the Mile-High City, she hiked a 14er, one of her top accomplishments. Now she's traded the mountains for the beach and works from a home office in North Carolina.

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