Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia has launched SabseBolo.com, a conferencing facility in India. The best part is that that is absolutely free of cost. It was only a few months ago that Bhatia had come out with Live Documents, the online Office application.
In order to sign up to SabseBolo.com, all you have to do is log on to web site and register yourself, after which you will be given a conference ID and PIN, which could be circulated to begin the conferencing process.
To begin conferencing, you will need to dial +91-22.3980-4444. You will then be asked to enter the conference ID and PIN. A good thing is that you will be able to change your pin anytime you desire.
Interestingly, at the launch event, Bhatia said that with Hotmail, he was able to provide free email ids to Internet users. But, with SabseBolo, he said that he plans to do the same in the audio conferencing arena initially in India followed by the rest of the world.
SabSeBolo.com offers a wide range of applications for individual as well as corporate communications. Companies will be able to schedule conference calls with their team members at decided times. Organizations will be able to get private conferencing numbers if they so wish.
As for individuals, they will be able to plan events and other meetups with friends and family who are living far away from each other. It will give them a good platform to connect.
“Before the conference begins there would a five-second advertisement. We have not decided the tariff as yet. It could be as low as Rs.1 per 5 second on advertisement,” Sabeer Bhatia was quoted as saying.
“If there are 40,000 people using the conference facility a day, then I can make Rs.40,000 in a day too,” he playfully sent on to say.
The idea to set up a free conferencing facility came to Bhatia when he had to make a conference call between his offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. “The existing facilities are too costly. With Sabsebolo.com, conferencing is free now,” he added.