Q: Do people calling into my free conference room have to have a YouMail account?
A: Not at all. Anyone can call your cell, press 8 during the greeting and be in your conference room.
Q: Does YouMail really provide completely free conferencing calling?
A: Yes, it’s completely free for basic conferencing. However, if you want/need to have your call recordings available to listen to by you and your attendees, it’s necessary to upgrade to our YouMail Business service (which includes many other valuable call management features too). Keep in mind that the calls from your attendees do count as minutes against your cell plan, so make sure you’ve got an unlimited plan (or at least sufficient minutes) so you’re not charged for those minutes.
Q: How does YouMail free conference calling work?
A: It’s simple. We create a conference room for every YouMail user’s phone number. You then replace your voicemail with YouMail so we answer calls you ignore. Your callers then press 8 when we answer, and YouMail sends them to your conference room. That’s it. They call your cell and press 8. Really. Simple.
Q: Do I have to give up my carrier voicemail service to get YouMail?
A: Yes, but it’s worth it! YouMail replaces your carrier voicemail service with a much more intelligent call manager that includes our free conference calling, an automated virtual receptionist, robocall blocking and more. You’ll enjoy far better voicemail than your carrier – with a huge, permanent voicemail box accessible on any device. It’s a win win!