Zoom Removes Conference Calling from Free Basic Plan - PhoneLiveStreaming

Zoom Removes Conference Calling from Free Basic Plan

Why can’t my members call-in to our live stream on Zoom?

With the Pandemic limiting gatherings, many have turned to Zoom to stay connected. It has become one of the more popular choices for churches who want to connect with their elderly members who are offline.

On January 11, 2021, we were notified that Zoom has temporarily removed the “dial-in by phone audio conferencing” from the free Basic accounts.

I have not been able to find out any more official information than the notice we received.

I tested a Zoom session and created an invite, and the phone conference phone numbers were not listed.

When I visited their page of phone numbers you will find the United States and most countries don’t have a phone number listed.

The Internet and the Cloud are great and provide many free tools. Yet, we need to remember when we use a free tool like Facebook, Twitter, MailChimp, Zoom, Etc… we are “renting,” and we can be kicked out any day.

I am sure Zoom’s phone bill has gone through the roof.  As a telecom company, we know how quickly the 3rd and 4th decimal place “sub-pennies” can add up quickly.

At PhoneLiveStreaming we do provide a broadcast studio quality solution for streaming the audio signal from your live broadcast across the traditional telephone line.

Our service automatically calls everyone on your call list when you go live with your online stream. All they have to do is answer the phone, and they hear your stream. No access codes are menus to mess with.

The system run behind your current streaming solution, so there are no extra steps, screen, or monitors to manage.

And, your broadcast is automatically archived so members can call in later and listen to the last broadcast.

You can learn more at PhoneLiveStreming.com.


PhoneLiveStreaming is the tool that splits the audio signal off of your live stream and sends it to the traditional telephone so that the elderly enjoy listening to your Internet broadcasts. Learn more at PhoneLiveStreaming.com

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