Smilin’ and Dialin’…

..until you get into an accident anyway.

Vintage Mobile – Smiling and Dialing

Here at MobileDay, we love vintage mobile phone images. As a career sales guy, this one is is a favorite. Rotary mobile…so cool. ” Smilin’ and Dialin’ “was a term of cold calling endearment back in an entry level job that I once had on an inside sales team. Wow…things have come a long way in telephony…especially in mobile.

I wonder if she is on a conference call? WATCH OUT!!! Screeeetch.  

Phew. Thank goodness for MobileDay. Just a tap in the app to get into any audio call or conference call in your calendar. It’s free for iPhone and Android.

 

 

MobileDay Ultimate Ears Noise-Isolating Headset Giveaway ($59.99 Retail Value)

 5 Winners Will Be Selected!

MobileDay is giving away the awesome Ultimate Ears 350vi Noise-Isolating Headset with microphone (each a $59.99 retail value) to five lucky winners.  These headsets can be used with your iPhone or Android smartphones to enjoy One-Touch access into all of your conference calls using MobileDay!

Hurry up and enter because the giveaway ends September 28, 2012. For official Rules and How to Enter see below.

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MobileDay Giveaway = $50 AMEX Gift Card

We’re excited to be attending the Channel Partners Conference & Expo tomorrow and Thursday , Sept 12-13, in Orlando, FL. In honor of that, we are giving away a $50 AMEX giftcard to one lucky winner at the conference! To be eligible for this randomly selected giveaway, all you have to do is:

1.) Download and try our FREE MobileDay app for iPhone or Android, then

2.) Tweet  the following: “Mobile conference calls no longer suck thx to @MobileDayApp & $50 AMEX giveaway #CPExpo mobileday.com” to win!

Winner Selection: The winner will be randomly selected after the Expo Hall closes at 6pm EST on Thursday September 13.  I, Brad Dupee (@brad_dupee), will simply tweet the winner after that time.  Please claim your prize within 72 hours to make it official.

That’s it!  Easy right?
Good luck!

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A ‘Squirrelly’ Mobile Conference Call

As a knowledge worker, you are likely to at least participate in conference calls, if not hosting them yourself. I have been doing audio conference calls in business for more that 15 years, watching the technology change and morph from scheduling calls with operators into its current form used today, which is primarily reservationless conferencing, that is, using unique combinations of toll-free numbers and pass codes and/or PINs to get into a particular call instead of using an operator.  Heck, these calls have even become free to organize and use. Simple right?  Well, the mad growth in the business use of the mobile smartphone,  and the giant wave of remote work and road work being done, has created a whole new dimension to this newer method of conferencing.  Mobile devices now account for over 25% of all the people dialing into conference calls  each day and that number is increasing.  As we transition to joining calls from our cool new mobile device, there are new nuances that make things more challenging.  Multitasking, network quality, battery life, pass codes and PINs, an app for this and app for that… it can be a challenge just to join a call.

 

Since going mobile, I have had my fair share of times where the call was a bust.  I was working from home and discovered that my dog left the screen door open while I was on a conference call.  (Yes, my dog can open doors, but cannot close them.)  A squirrel had entered the house while I was in my home office and proceeded to tear about trying to find solace from my dog, the nice canine gentlemen that let him into this fine establishment (aka my living room).  Dog chases squirrel, things get loud, I start to yell (profane) all while my mobile phone remained un-muted.  The kicker was that this call was with my whole staff.  I sounded (and acted) like a lunatic until it discovered the open screen and returned to the yard.  Needless to say, they will never forget.

 

What is your worst mobile conference call story?  Please comment below.