Advanced Conference Call is a useful utility to help you schedule and make conference calls. It proves a good way to organize phone meetings using your BlackBerry.
If you regularly have to make conference calls for work, Advanced Conference Call can be a great help. You can use it to create a list of meetings, adding the name and description of the meeting before setting a time and date. Then you just need to add in the participants. You can select up-to four other callers, extracting them from your contacts book or entering them manually.
Once you've set up a meeting in Advanced Conference Call, you can quickly send an SMS notification to all of the participants advising them of the call. You can choose to use the default invite, or compose your own message.
By selecting a meeting and hitting the 'Call now' option, you will initiate the conference call. Advanced Conference Call will start phoning the first contact on the participants list, then automatically dial the rest of them in turn. It's a much quicker process than the default conference call feature in BlackBerry, where everything is done manually.
Advanced Conference Call is perfect if you plan your conferences in advance, although it doesn't add any value if you're making calls on the fly. The app doesn't integrate into your BlackBerry phone menu to provide conference call features there.
For professionals who regularly host phone meetings, Advanced Conference Call is a very useful tool.