YouMail Launches New Conference Calling Service

Irvine-based YouMail, which provides enhance voicemail and other related services, has launched a new, free conference call service, directly linked to a person's phone number, the company said on Tuesday. According to the company, led by Alex Quilici, it is now providing all of its users with a free conference calling number--the user's own cell phone number. YouMail's service lets a user activate the conference call by pressing a button on its mobile app, and callers into a person's number press "8" when they hear the greeting to enter the conference call, which then joins them automatically into the user's conference call. The brilliantly simple new service avoids the hassles of needing a special ID code or phone number.