ooVoo Wants Your Money -- for a Tea Party Larger than Three, Anyway

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ooVoo, a six-way video conferencing site that most of us used exactly ONCE -- and probably never again -- is converting to a paid model for PCs, according to an email from Deb Wiseman of Crayon.

Users that participated in My ooVoo Day in February get a month of free use. Mac owners, expect to cash in on that glorious month in a year -- which is when Mac joins the paid model.

Options on the ooVoo site now enable Windows users to "purchase ooVoo options." The charge could be per-use, per-person or time-based; Windows users, any insight?

Aaaanywho, Deb's email is below. And if you're in a nostalgic mood, check out the My ooVoo Day commemorative video.

UPDATE: Deb responded to this post with a detailed purchasing plan (see comments). It's a lot to swallow but at a glance it seems to make sense. One cannot live on sponsorships alone.

Three-person video chat will continue to be free, along with "unlimited one-minute video messages" -- the audiovisual version of Twitter.

Hello,

Apologies for the mass email, but there are a lot of you.

As I'm sure you are aware, ooVoo has gone from a free model to a paid model on the PC platform.

In gratitude for your participation with My ooVoo Day With, back in February, we would like to offer you 1 free month of usage with ooVoo.

Can you please send back:

· Your ooVoo ID

· Your first name and last name

· If you registered with more than one email address, your email address of preference

· Whether you are a Mac or PC user

If you are a Mac user, we would still like your information so we can allot you your VIP package when Mac moves to the paid version next year.

If you could get back to me by June 27th, I would appreciate it.

Thanks again.

by Angela Natividad    Jun-24-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Online, Strange, Video   

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Hey, hey , hey Angela!

In regards to pricing, ooVoo offers four versatile price plans. The majority of users enjoying ooVoo for face-to-face real-time communications will continue to access the core service and video chat with up to two other people for free. Category leading advanced features, including six party video chat and video conversation recording, will now be available on a subscription basis with additional telephony packages being available at competitive rates.
The options are as follows:
ooVoo Standard
3-person live video chat
Unlimited 1-minute video messages
Share and send files of 25mb each
Video effects

ooVoo Standard + Phone - $5/month
Up to 3-person live video chat
Unlimited 1-minute video messages
Share and send files of 25mb each
Video effects
Up to 6-person phone conference 500 phone minutes per month (landline or mobile in U.S. and Canada)

ooVoo Super $10/month
Up to 6-person live video chat
Unlimited 5-minute video messages
Share and send files of 25mb each
Enhanced video effects
Recording of unlimited video conversations to hard-drive of computer
Store and share 1,000 minutes of recorded video conversations remotely
Priority customer support

ooVoo Super + Phone $15/month
Up to 6-person live video chat
Unlimited 5-minute video messages
Share and send files of 25mb each
Enhanced video effects
Recording of unlimited video conversations to hard-drive of computer
Store and share 1,000 minutes of recorded video conversations remotely
6-person phone conference
Unlimited phone minutes per month (3,000 free minutes of calls to landline or mobile phones in U.S. and Canada)
Priority customer support

We thought it would be nice to offer participants from My ooVoo Day a thank you for their participation.

Posted by: Wisey on June 24, 2008 9:05 AM

This is fucking great, my two favorite women kicking the shit out of each other... But c'mon, let's do it for real. Let's re-create the Miller Lite Vat Fight (But with real beer) Remember the immortal spot wher they end up wrestling naked in mud or somthing. Very classy. Steve and I will referee... What do you say?

Cheers/George

Posted by: george parker on June 24, 2008 9:12 AM

GP -- mudfights are the antithesis of class. Deb and I are red Jell-O women.

Posted by: Angela on June 24, 2008 9:17 AM

Fuck... I meant CAT fight, not Vat fight... But come to think of it, a Vat full of red jello has a certain appeal to it. Angela, watch out for Wisey's legs. Wisey, be careful of Angela's Barbie. Winner gets me... Loser gets Steve. Although you might prefer it the other way around.
Cheers/George

Posted by: george parker on June 24, 2008 9:25 AM

If people want to have a free video conferencing solution, check out TokBox (http://www.tokbox.com). We offer free multi-party video conference, live one-to-one calls, and video mails. Best of all, we're fully browser-based, so there's no need to download, install, or configure anything. All you need is a webcam and a browser.

Enjoy, -Nick Triantos, TokBox CEO

Posted by: Nick Triantos on June 24, 2008 1:01 PM

I can't believe that Joe's team are sending out outreach emails that begins "Apologies for the mass email".

Isn't a personalized approach part of everything he preaches? What a joke.

Posted by: Tom on June 24, 2008 2:21 PM

Tom, in all fairness, these were people with whom we had already been in contact - this was not a blind outreach. They had heard from us in the past.

Posted by: Scott Monty on June 24, 2008 4:17 PM

It's true, Tom. Those of us who participated in My ooVoo Day (both Angela and I from Adrants as well as many more from other areas) have had ongoing contact with those from ooVoo and those organizing things for ooVoo so this was yet another email and one that makes perfect sense in the context of things.

Posted by: Steve Hall on June 24, 2008 4:30 PM

Then I stand corrected, although the fault was in the way the article was written, not my mistaken understanding.

Posted by: Tom on June 24, 2008 5:03 PM

At the risk of losing any ooVoo friends I have left, and with all due respect to Deb, whom I actually like a lot, I wasn't thrilled about getting an email that starts, "Hello, apologies for the mass email."

So there was no mistaken understanding.

Posted by: Angela on June 25, 2008 8:39 AM

Oh shit...
Does this mean no CAT/VAT fight... What the hell do I do with all this red Jello?
Cheers/George

Posted by: george parker on June 25, 2008 8:46 AM

Barbie will help eat it.

Posted by: Angela on June 25, 2008 9:00 AM

sorry but really dear we need for free calls to landline or mobile phones in U.S. what if you give us that great wonderful and ty so much and good luck dear :)

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