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Hi Sandi,

Zoom, as most services do, offers both options: dial-in option or joining from the Internet via a smart phone or computer.

Scott

> On Mar 13, 2020, at 5:01 PM, Sandi Switzer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Hi Scott,
> I was just speaking to someone from Zoom.
> We are interested in a system whereby people can just phone in and not do it over the internet so as not to limit access.
> The sales person wasn't sure they could do that.
> How do you use Zoom? Do people follow a link or can they call?
> I just want something so the Board can meet and the public can call in.
> Thanks
> 
>> On 2020-03-13 16:51, Scott Woodward [Pomfret] wrote:
>> Sandi,
>> Great question. There are a number of services out there, some better
>> than others. Two of the better ones are GoToMeeting and Zoom. These
>> kinds of services can typically accommodate up to about 100
>> participants. I use Zoom and I pay about $158 per year for the
>> service.
>> Having this kind of service to augment public meetings is a good
>> option, especially now in the context of COVID-19.
>> Scott
>> Pomfret Selectboard
>>>> On Mar 13, 2020, at 4:26 PM, Sandi Switzer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> The Town of Wallingford is seeking input on conference call systems whereby citizens can dial a phone number and use an access code to participate in a public meeting rather than physically attend.
>>> Interest is in audio systems and not video conferencing.
>>> What system do you use?
>>> What is the cost?
>>> What equipment was required?