is extending its free conference calling platform to Yahoo! Messenger with Voice's 80 million users worldwide*, the global infrastructure supplier of VoIP conference calling solutions announced today.
Yahoo! Messenger with Voice users will now be able to engage in free conference calling with their friends and family through ConFreeCall, provided by Vapps. The announcement further demonstrates Vapps' ability to enable large scale social networking portals to offer premium conference calling services to their users, increasing the value of their service offering.
) will allow Yahoo! Messenger with Voice users to enhance their instant messaging (IM) experience and enable them to connect simultaneously through voice conferencing with their growing network of friends, family and colleagues.
"With beginnings as a back-end conference calling provider, our team of seasoned programmers have revolutionized the way we look at web-based conference calling by developing web platforms that compliment technologies such as Yahoo! Messenger with Voice to create a more advanced experience for consumers," said Ben Lilienthal, CEO and co-founder of Vapps. "We used to look at the conference call as merely a business solution, with the introduction of services such as ConFreeCall, the landscape has changed to be a tool for online communities as well.
"Partnering with a great brand like Yahoo! is a tremendous opportunity for us to spread adoption of web-based conference calling as consumers look to be more connected and have a more advanced online experience," added Lilienthal.
Yahoo! Messenger with Voice subscribers have access to a complete plug-in gallery (http://us.gallery.yahoo.com/messenger
) where they can choose to download the ConFreeCall plug-in and add high quality conference calling to their personalized IM experience. Users will be supplied with a conference bridge number as well as participant codes for use by up to 500 participants simultaneously. A variety of services will be available through the ConFreeCall plug-in including, standard call management (volume control, muting, participant announcing, conference locking and recording) along with sophisticated moderator features for Web-based on-demand call control. The service is free to subscribers.