If you’re anything like me, you spend at least an hour a day on a conference call to prepare your team for the next seven hours of conference calls you will be attending before you can call it a day. Fairly often I find myself getting a meeting request for some emergency in the middle of lunch or on the road away from my computer screen. This leads to switching back and forth between the phone app and my calendar/email trying to remember the pin code. Even if I’m sitting at my desk though, I find glancing between a screen and my keypad while “dialing in” to get old.
And then I found EZConCall from developer HandiTrack.
EZConCall integrates itself into the main menu in your calendar and email. All you have to do is set your curser over the number to dial, and hit the menu button.
After selecting EZConCall from the menu, you get the pop-up box that lets you either place the call by selecting your default profile, choose a different profile you’ve set up, or choose the code from anywhere else in the “Location” field.
Once you select your profile, the app goes to dialing for you.
I really like EZConCall because it is so customizable. While most of my calls consist of the standard Dial the conference number and then enter the pass-code followed by the pound sign, I do have a couple that get a little more complex, but EZConCall handled them like a champ.
Let’s say I have one conferencing system I dial in to where I have to call the number, hit pound to enter my personal system login (we’ll say it’s 7777 for the screen below), follow that with a pound, dial the conferences pass-code, and then hit pound again. If I’m the administrator of the call, I’m asked to hit “1”, and then it prompts me for my personal system login again for security reasons (followed by the pound key of course.) I just setup what to dial before and after the pass-code, and save it as a new profile!
While EZConCall has immediately become integrated to my everyday work processes, there are a couple of issues I had with the app.
Firstly, if there is no punctuation between the phone number and the pass-code, and the pass-code has a space in it, there is no way to select the two parts together. Had there just been a coma in between the phone number and the pass-code, it would have handled it fine.
Aside from that, the only thing I would add is the ability to assign phone numbers to each profile, so that that number always pulls that profile up as default.
To download EZConCall for BlackBerry, go here.
[Special thanks goes out to BBCool Community member Collin Farrell for this great review)