• Gert Scholts

How to pick the best free video conference tool for sales people

Updated: Apr 8


How do you keep high sales growth going when everyone is working at home?

For many companies, video calling is an option. Recently, interest in multiple services skyrocketed.

But which video calling service best suits your customers, you and your selling approach?

Here are four free video services reviewed.

Skype

Skype has long been synonymous with internet calling.

Pros and cons:

  • Can be used on Windows, macOS and on smartphones running Android and iOS

  • Number of participants: up to 50

  • Ability to share, chat, and record the conversation

  • Users must download the Skype software on their device

  • Price: free for Skype users among themselves

Zoom

Zoom was already beloved among its users, but the coronavirus has added to its popularity. Why was the company so popular before that? Zoom doesn't really know that very well.

Pros and cons:

  • Can be used on Windows, macOS and on smartphones running Android and iOS

  • Number of participants: up to 100

  • Video calling in groups is limited to 40 minutes

  • No Zoom accounts needed to connect to a video call

  • Ability to share, chat, and record the conversation

  • Price: free, but subscriptions offer more options and lift restrictions

Hangouts

The consumer version is still available for use at the moment.

Pros and cons:

  • Can be used on Windows, macOS and on smartphones running Android and iOS

  • Participants: up to 10

  • How long Hangouts will last is neither clear Google is calling on business customers to switch to its new app: Hangouts Meet

  • Price: free, but G Suite Business users get up to 25 participants

FaceTime

Of these services, Apple's FaceTime is the most limited one. Users without Mac or iPhone cannot participate in the video calls. Apple users with outdated software can't make video calls either, but they may be able to participate by using audio alone.

Pros and cons:

  • Only on macOS and iOS

  • Number of participants: up to 32

  • Starting group conversation is based on Apple account contacts list

  • Price: free

There are also other services to consider like WhatsApp (up to four participants) and your company may have other services they prefer you to use.

In another blog we'll cover how to make best use of video tools in the sales and relationship field.

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