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Presidential Campaigns Rack Up Millions of Minutes During 2012 Campaign

President Obama and Governor Romney Communicate Internally and with Supporters through's Innovative and Cost-effective Service

LONG BEACH, Calif. – December 12, 2012 – received a vote of confidence from both Presidential campaigns in 2012:  it was used by both for millions of minutes in conference calls., the largest privately owned conferencing provider in the country, has revolutionized conference calling with a high-quality, reservationless conferencing service that is used by over 20 million callers around the world each month.

Dave Erickson, Founder of, said “Everyday, we strive to provide our loyal customers with the highest quality and dependable conference calling service in the world.  It is extremely gratifying to know that for the second election in a row (2008 and 2012), both the Democratic and Republican Presidential Nominees turned to our reliable services to communicate throughout their national campaigns.”

President Obama’s campaign used over 1,000 accounts, accounting for millions of conferencing minutes.  Governor Romney’s campaign also had multiple accounts and totaled considerable minutes of conference calls, although far less than the Obama campaign. provides consumers with domestic and international conferencing services for the cost of a regular domestic phone call.  Businesses and consumers are saving millions of dollars on conferencing fees every year by using free conferencing services.  Features of the service include:

  • Conference calling for the price of a regular domestic call or optional low-cost toll free conferencing
  • Ability to conference without a reservation for up to 96 callers (up to 6 hours) on one call at no additional cost
  • Conference call recording, playback and download features – all for free
  • The ability to distribute, archive or send recordings for free to listeners via RSS and podcast
  • A free call detail report sent via email after every call
  • A dedicated phone number and access code

About, the largest privately held conferencing provider in the United States, provides conference calling services to over 20 million callers a month.  The company's reliable, high quality, reservation-less audio conferencing service is used to connect over 200 million calls a year around the world.'s pioneering all-digital network is built on proprietary media servers.  A major milestone for took place during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, when both President Obama and Senator McCain’s campaigns chose to communicate with their supporters nationwide.  StartMeeting ( is the new service from the creators of  StartMeeting combines real-time desktop sharing with integrated audio conferencing, offering state of the art features such as meeting recording and a customizable Meeting Wall.  This innovative and robust audio and web conferencing service is priced significantly less than similar services. was founded in 2001 and is based in Long Beach, California.