In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, video conferencing is now a big need, so I decided to do some research and come up with a list of video conferencing solutions.
I haven’t tried any of these, except for Skype–and that was with only one other person. I would welcome your comments describing your experience with any of these solutions.
Some of these solutions offer Android and/or iPhone support, so if that’s important to you, be sure to check for that on the product website.
I am presenting only the cheapest plan for each service. Depending on your needs, you may need to purchase a more expensive plan–so be sure to check the details on the plans.
The list below is in no particular order.
|Service||Cost||Participant limit||Free version limit|
|Ring Central||Free||100||40 minute meetings|
|WebEx||Free||100||personal use only on free version|
|Avaya||Free||50||voice only on free version|
|Zoom||Free||100||40 minute meetings|
|Hangouts||Free||10||requires Google account for all participants|
|Freeconference||Free||5 video/1000 voice||none|
|Intermedia||Free until 2021||4 video/200 voice||none|