Switchboard is in beta, signup above, and follow the instructions and you will be able to start using Switchboard.
Switchboard uses your calendar to identify when you have a conference call, and what is the conference calls number. Once identified, we just connect you.
It is very simple. Forward your invite (attached as a .ics file) to firstname.lastname@example.org from your email client, and copy (by adding the Cc field) <your-phone-number>@switchboardup.com. For example: email@example.com.
If you signed up for an account, you probably have a phone number registered. That's the number we will use. If not, Switchboard will call you at the phone number you specified in the Cc field when forwarding the meeting invite. For example, if you specify firstname.lastname@example.org, then we will call 650-123-1234 to connect you to your meeting.
The meeting invite you forward most likekly contains all the information Switchboard needs to connect you with the conference call. Switchboard will parse the conference call provider, the phone number to call and the meeting number, ping code, etc... If Switchboard is unable to process this information, then you will receive an error message instead of a confirmation.
Switchboard is completely free while in beta. We are still ironing out the detail of the paid model. You might have to pay to get access to premium features and to use the service an unlimitted amount of time.
If you have received an email confirmation from us. We will call you. That's what we do.
Absolutely, recurring meetings are supported. They work exactly the same way, you don't need to send the invite (.ics file) everytime. You just need to forward the original recurring meeting invite.
We connect you between 120 and 60 seconds before your call is scheduled to start.