A brief history of Powwownow and conference calling

Alexander graham

1876 - The telephone was invented

‘Ahoy' telephones! We wouldn’t exist if Alexander Graham Bell hadn’t invented the telephone.

First phonebook

1878 - First phone book released

The first phone book came out with only 20 pages. Not many people to conference call with then eh?

Push button phone

1963 - push button telephones

Imagine a day when having push buttons on your telephone was revolutionary. It was in November 1963 for Bell Systems anyway.

First mobile phone

1983 - first mobile phone

The dark age is over and mobile phones are available to buy, that is if you had $4000 (£600 today) to spare.

First mobile phone call

1985 - first public mobile phone

People gathered from far and wide to watch comedian Ernie Wise make the first public mobile phone call in London.

Powwownow born

2004 - Powwownow was born

Powwownow is born! No need to book meeting rooms or sort out billing any longer.

Web conferencing

2008 - Web Conferencing

Seeing is believing! We launched Web Conferencing so our customers could show their participants what they’re talking about.

Longest threeway call

2010 - longest threeway conference

We set the record for the longest threeway conference call at 24 hours long (though some meetings definitely feel that long).

Yuuguu

2012 - Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing arrives! Now you can see all the smiling faces of your conference call participants.

Event conferencing

2013 - Event Conferencing

Some of our customers were having meetings so big that we launched Event Conferencing to help them run smoothly.

Bought by PGi

2013 - PGi

We were bought by PGi who have helped us to offer our customers the best conferencing software on the market.

iMeet

2014 - iMeet launches

iMeet launches in the UK offering our customers an all-in-one meeting space for their conferences.

2016 - Powwownow Presents

2016 - Powwownow Presents

Powwownow's very own webcasting platform to help you run your large scale presentations online.

2016 - Screen Sharing

2016 - Screen Sharing

Free Screen Sharing to help users clearly and simply see what each other are talking about.

The Future - low-cost conference

Until everyone in the world can have a low-cost conference call at a moment’s notice, there’s no rest for us.

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What makes Powwownow special?

Our customers always come first
Helping our customers to collaborate and get their work done is our first and foremost priority. Whether you’re using your phone, tablet or computer to connect, we work hard to achieve 99.9% uptime so that you can get talking whenever it suits you.
We invest in innovation
Behind the scenes we are regularly experimenting to improve our conference call service and suite of software products. We keep a close eye on what’s happening in the industry so that we can pass on the benefits of new technology to you, the customer.
We keep things simple
Rather than offer you too many extra features that you’ll never use, we’ve chosen to focus our service on quality. This means we put a lot of effort into make your experience with Powwownow as simple and intuitive as possible, so you can focus on your meeting instead of how to connect to it.
We listen to your feedback
Each time feedback is submitted to our support team, it is passed on to the relevant department and raised in our product meetings to help shape the future of our service. Your opinion is extremely valuable to us, so please make your voice heard.
We have an amazing team with decades of experience
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Jason Downes

General Manager & SVP

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Chris Martin

Chief Technology Officer

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Andrew Johnson

Finance Director

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Steve McGeary

Commercial & Telco Director

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Marketing Director

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We’ve been featured in some of the UK’s top publications

The Telegraph – Why the daily commute isn't working - for our productivity or pockets

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The Metro – 5 ways we must change the workplace now

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HR Magazine – Men given more ‘workplace flexibility’ than women

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Real Business – How to keep that amazing sales team in your company

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Marie Claire – How to win at working from home

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Virgin – Why physical connections still have a place in the virtual world of work

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We've got a great rating onTrustpilot
Great service is our priority, and that’s why our customers have given us such positive reviews
I have asked for technical support but …
I asked for technical support and had problems obtaining the helpful advice I required. However, you have totally turned my negative experience into a positive one and Chris Martin has been ever so helpful. Thank you very much f...
Alison Abubaker
7th September 2017
Simple
Simple, easy and always works
Scott Evans
22nd August 2017
Highly recommend
Easy to use, great communication from POWWOWNOW!
Hilary Cullen
2nd August 2017
Easy to use and set up
Easy to use and set up, great service
Becky Ayres
1st August 2017
Fab!
quick, easy, reliable.
Priya Pankhania
28th June 2017
Conference Calls made Easy
Great system, easy to use and makes conference calls very easy!!
Janet Stowell
22nd June 2017
Very easy to use.
Very easy to use.
Elaine Sadler
12th June 2017
Easy, simple and Brilliant
Easy, simple and Brilliant
Dan
8th June 2017
Interaction
I had to stop to talk for listening to the other participants > interaction is sometimes difficult 😉
Koninckx
3rd June 2017
clean and quick
clean and quick
Danny Thomas
26th May 2017
Simple to use, works perfect
Powwownow is simple to use, works perfect, is good value for money. In our last telephone conference we had people from South Africa, France, from a train in the UK and from various mobile phones around London, and the audio was c...
Francesco Donega
24th May 2017
Clear communication
Clear communication
Leticia Conti
4th May 2017
Super easy to set up and good quality …
Super easy to set up and good quality call! Will definitely use again.
Adam Thornton
25th April 2017
GOOD CONFERENCE CALL TOOL
GOOD CONFERENCE CALL TOOL, AND EASY TO USE.
JOANNE NOEL
19th April 2017
Great service with no hick-up's at all
Great service with no hick-up's at all. Highly recommended.
Chris Kay
7th April 2017
Powwownow is rated 4/5 based on 439 reviews from the last 12 months.