BBM Meetings is a new app for multi-platform conference calls, priced at $13.75 a month

BBM Meetings is a new app for multi-platform conference calls, priced at $13.75 a month
BlackBerry has introduced a new app called BBM Meetings that will allow up to 25 people to participate in a conference call at the same time. Features include screensharing, and the app allows the user to turn a chat into a real live meeting with the click of a button. While on the go, meetings can be scheduled using an address book, email, or BBM. You can even invite others to take part in a conference call while in the middle of  visiting clients, or making sales calls.

Perhaps one of the best features of the app is that it eliminates the need for PIN numbers or ID codes. Answer the phone as though you were picking up a regular phone call, and you are connected to the meeting. And the system supports phones powered by Android, iOS, Windows and BlackBerry. BlackBerry users must have OS version 10.2.1 or later. Android 4.0 or later is supported, as is iOS 7 or later. We should point out that iOS compatibility is "coming soon."

A 30-day free trial is being offered. After that, BlackBerry Meeting is $13.75 per month, per host. If you're interested in the app, visit the Google Play Store or BlackBerry World.


source: BlackBerry (Android|BlackBerry) via MobileSyrup

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7 Comments

1. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

How about Hangout + Drive = Free... But yes, this is interesting for serious Companies... probably Google will follow and offer a similar service.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

Google has certain apps for business that they charge a fee for....Microsoft's Skype carries a price tag...you have to pay for extra storage on Apple's iCloud...

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yes but the thing is Google charges a mere fee of $10 for ALL its services. It includes business email account, all Google apps including extra stroage on G Drive. I find it difficult to understand how BB will compete against that once Google rolls out conference on hangout too.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry will do just fine. Businesses will pay the fees BlackBerry is charging due to the layers of security BlackBerry provides compared to others. It's a big business, though. Large enough so that companies like BlackBerry and Google can both make money in.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22295; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is a great tool for businesses. BlackBerry is laser-focused on the enterprise market, and apps/features like this only serve to prove this.

4. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

This is great. no meeting codes; oh how I loath those 7 or 8+ digit meeting codes. Also its cheap. This is great for enterprise however I really see this picking up with small to medium size business as most large companies use ATT or another major conference provider.

7. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

It would be interesting to see (how failed) this in next year Earning Report.

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