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Need a better way to join a conference call?

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Need a better way to join a conference call?
Screenshots from Nokia Conversations
Screenshots from Nokia Conversations

Screenshots from Nokia Conversations

You're on a business trip to the Big Apple, munching away on a Sabrett's that you just bought from a hot dog vendor near Central Park. As you enjoy the view from the park, you glance at your watch. OMG! (yes, you think in text messages these days) you have a conference call with Smedley and the rest of the suits in Portland in just a few minutes. If you own a Windows Phone 7.5 or higher smartphone, getting connected to the call could be as easy as pressing one button with the Nokia Conference app, which is in the Windows Phone Store, in Beta.

With the app, there is no going to the calendar, trying to find where you put the PIN/ID number needed to log into the call, getting the right access number, switching to the dialer and placing the call. All you need to do is press one button. On a Windows Phone 8 phone, you can even use voice command to join the conference call. Simply press down the Windows logo and say "conference join". The app figures out which call is about to start or which one is in progress and repeats it back so you can confirm it. If you company uses Lync, the Lync app will automatically launch.

It isn't magic or even witchcraft. Nokia has many companies conference call settings stored on its servers and if not, you can set it yourself and share the info with Nokia to help your fellow co-worker. If you make a ton of conference calls a year, you might want to check out the free app at the Windows Phone Store.

source: NokiaConference(Beta), Nokia via WindowsPhoneCentral

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posted on 20 Apr 2013, 16:12 25

1. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Nokia really completes WP with its add on apps. Good job. (Y)

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 21:04 11

5. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Nokia is patching all the holes in wp. I think MS should handover the development of wp to Nokia and pay them for development.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 17:30 13

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

I think only nokia will bring great apps like this in WP.....good job nokia keep it up.....!!!

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 19:53 4

3. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

I miss conference calls in Symbian.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 20:56 8

4. AeroPrime (Posts: 175; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

Nokia really putting every software power to its phone now. Nokia the true smartphone manufacturer other than motorola.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 23:50 5

6. jove39 (Posts: 1968; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

This is amazing app...good work Nokia...hope Google also try to make something like this...or...let me search playstore first :)

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 11:13 1

7. PhoneCritic (Posts: 820; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Good Job to Nokia on this.

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