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.

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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Chief Technology Officer

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Sales & Service Director

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Finance Director

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Commercial & Telco Director

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Customer Service Manager

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We’ve a five star rating on Trustpilot
Great service is our priority, and that’s why our customers have given us such positive reviews
Great conference call facility
So easy to use and works well
Mimi Bogelund
26th September 2016
Functional
This is just what we were looking fore a flexible system allowing us to conference call on an as and when basis.
Peter Sharpe
10th September 2016
Fab service
I commented in a review that the music when on hold was annoying. The same day a rep contacted me to say I could change the music or even turn it off completely. I chose the latter option and it was completed that same day. I am...
Sian Pither
6th September 2016
Very good service, thank you
It does everything it say's on the tin
Sammy Stewart
25th August 2016
Brilliant service!
Had no hick-ups in lining international calls up for a couple of weeks now for international presentations. Very impressed with the service. Thank you for making my life easier!
JK du Toit
12th August 2016
Powwownow is rated 4.55/5 based on 378 reviews from the last 12 months.