GotoMeeting vs GlobalMeet

GlobalMeetGoToMeeting is currently one of the most widely used web conferencing services on the market. Many GoToMeeting reviews only look at the features of GoToMeeting itself, but how does it compare in price and performance to other web conferencing solutions?  We chose a head to head comparison of GoToMeeting (including GoToWebinar and GoToTraining) with GlobalMeet, a new player on the block. (Click here to check out our in-depth review of GlobalMeet.)

Our conclusion, after our analysis of features (see table below), is that GoToMeeting is best served for users who need a basic webconferencing service.

We recommend GlobalMeet over the GoToMeeting product line, if you need a comprehensive web collaboration feature set for daily meetings, as well as for webinars and training purposes. In addition, the price point beats GoToMeeting, GoToWebinars, and GoToTraining hands down across the board.

Compare Prices and Features – GoToMeeting vs GlobalMeet

  1. Subscription Fee: Global Meet compares very favorably in price at $49.00 per month ($34 per month web only), even when compared with the entire range of GoToMeeting products (i.e. GoToWebinar and GoToTraining). Refer to our chart below.
  2. Toll Free Rates: Global Meet offers the best Toll Free pricing at 5 cents per minute (through WebConferencing Store) without any monthly commitment. The least expensive Toll Free rate available with GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToTraining is 7 cents per minute, but requires a 10,000 minute monthly commitment otherwise it is 15 cents.
  3. Features: Global Meet offers a rich feature set for conferencing and collaboration, with superior OutLook integration.
  4. Mac Support: GoToMeeting does not support specific App Sharing, Outlook integration, Drawing Tools, or Recording on the Mac platform. GlobalMeet offers full Mac support.
  5. Linux Support: GoToMeeting does not support Linux. GlobalMeet offers full Linux support.

 

Web Conferencing FeatureGlobalMeet
Subscription Pricing$49/mo ($34/mo web only)
- both monthly and annual
- best value annual includes 10,000 audio min per mnth, annual agree
$49/mo
(20% off with annual contract)
$99/mo for 100
$399/mo for 500
$499/mo up to 1000
(20% off with annual contract)
$149/mo for 25
$349/mo for 200
(20% off with annual contract)
Toll Free Rates5 cents per min
(no minutes commitment)
15 cents per min
or, buy Monthly packages:
10 cpm - 500 minutes
9.5 cpm - 1500 minutes
9 cpm - 2500 minutes
7 cpm - 10,000 minutes
15 cents per min
or, buy Monthly packages:
10 cpm - 500 minutes
9.5 cpm - 1500 minutes
9 cpm - 2500 minutes
7 cpm - 10,000 minutes
15 cents per min
or, buy Monthly packages:
10 cpm - 500 minutes
9.5 cpm - 1500 minutes
9 cpm - 2500 minutes
7 cpm - 10,000 minutes
Webcamsyes presently no - coming soonpresently no - coming soonpresently no - coming soon
Maximum Number of Participants12515100 - $99/mo
500 - $399/mo
1000 - $499/mo
25 - $149/mo
200 - $349/mo
System RequirementsCross Platform
(Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris)
Features not supported on Mac: Specific App Sharing, Outlook integration, Drawing Tools, Recording, multiple monitor support. No Linux support.Features not supported on Mac: Specific App Sharing, Outlook integration, Drawing Tools, Recording, multiple monitor support. No Linux support.Features not supported on Mac: Specific App Sharing, Outlook integration, Drawing Tools, Recording, multiple monitor support. No Linux support.
DeskTop &
App Sharing
yesNo specific Screen/App Sharing on MacNo specific Screen/App Sharing on MacNo specific Screen/App Sharing on Mac
Registration:
Customizable Invitation and Registration
yesnoyesyes
Event Supportyesnoyesno
Audience Management:
Polls / Surveys /
Emoticons
yesnoyesyes
OutLook IntegrationFull integration: scheduling, invitation and launchOutlook scheduling, but not on MacOutlook scheduling, but not on MacOutlook scheduling, but not on Mac
PowerPoint Integrationyes, dedicatedyes, through screen shareyes, through screen shareyes, through screen share
Auto Dial Outyesnonono
Whiteboard,
Annotation &
Drawing Tools
yesnonono
File Transferyesnonono
Participant Downloads Required?noyes - participant download requiredyes - participant download requiredyes - participant download required
Screen Share resolutionexcellentgoodgoodgood
VoIP (Voice over Internet)yesyesyesyes
International Local Access Numbersyesnonono
Document Libraryyes (persistent)nonono
Custom URLyesnonono

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