HiDef Conferencing – Free until the end of 2008

For my other blog, Minnov8, we’ve been recording our Minnov8 Gang podcast using the HiDefConferencing service. Our interviewees and my fellow gang members can call in via Skype or a telephone, and as the main host have web controls, a backup mp3 recording and, most importantly, easy call-in for any participants. All for the up-to-10-participant $30 per month.

Then imagine my delight when I got this email below just now. Very smart marketing, good customer service and goodwill builder during this time where we’re all hunkered down watching our nickels-n-dimes.

To all of our valued customers:

We at www.hidefconferencing.com know that these economic times create anxiety and uncertainty for many of you.  We want you to know that www.hidefconferencing.com is on solid ground financially and is continuing to grow our user base at an exciting rate.

As our way of saying thanks we will not be charging you any fees for your account plans or any of your usage through the rest of this year, 2008  You will also continue to enjoy the same level of service and support that you have become accustomed to from www.hidefconferencing.com but without any of the monthly charges that you have been paying.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • You will be able to use Skype and regular telephones
  • US Toll Free Service will remain subject to the same minute allocations as before
  • International Toll Free service unfortunately will have to remain inactive until January, 2009
  • The US local numbers will be available at no extra charge through the end of 2008.

In these uncertain times, we want to thank you for supporting www.hidefconferencing.com and do our small part to help you out.  However, you can expect us to begin charging you around January 1, 2009.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Ben Lilienthal, CEO

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Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.