Zoom Videoconference Info

Zoom is a new videoconferencing technology for our Unity-Community and Star Pod calls.
Zoom is like Skype, only better and more reliable. :-)

With Zoom, you can connect over your computer, with or without a webcam.
Or you can also connect from your smartphone or tablet, either Apple (iPhone or iPad) or Android.
Or you can connect, audio-only, from any ordinary telephone.
Like the telephone conferencing system we've been using (freeconferencecall.com), Zoom also has local telephone numbers you can call from all over the world.

So the choice is yours about how you connect - computer, smartphone, tablet, or ordinary phone.

We are now using Zoom for all Dolphin and Star Attunements, Unity-Community and Star Pod calls, Linda's personal sessions, and special events.
We are still using our telephone-only conference system (freeconferencecall.com) for the free Thursday healings and for David's Archie sessions. 

You don't need your own account with Zoom to participate in our Zoom calls.
You can just use the "Join a Meeting" function.
On the other hand, if you're going to be using Zoom regularly, it's probably a good idea to go to their site and create a free account.

Our Meeting IDs

No matter how you connect, you'll need our Meeting ID. 
We now have two different IDs:

Zoom ID for Attunements, Unity-Community and Star Pod gatherings: 
552 051 6588

Click to connect: 

Zoom ID for personal 1-on-1 sessions with Linda: 523 558 5818
Click to connect:  https://zoom.us/j/5235585818

Connecting from your PC or Mac

To connect from your computer is easy, just click on the correct link above. 

This will open a page in your web browser. The Zoom application will automatically download itself and run, and then connect you to our conference. Depending on your system, you may need to click on a button to give permission to run the application. 

If your system doesn't have a webcam, we won't be able to see you, but you'll still be able to see us, and everyone else on the call who does have a webcam.

onnecting from your Android Smartphone or Tablet

First, download and install the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the Google Play store. You can go to the store and search for the app "Zoom Cloud Meetings," or you can access it from this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings 

Once you start the app, it's not necessary for you to "Sign In" or "Sign Up". 
Just click on the "Join a Meeting" button on the bottom right of the screen.
Then enter the correct meeting ID (above) and it will take you in to our conference.

Connecting from your iPhone or iPad

Download and install the app here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zoom.us-cloud-video-meetings/id546505307

Then "Join a Meeting" using our meeting ID above. 

Connecting by telephone

This works very similarly to our phone-only conference system.

The U.S. number is 1-415-762-9988

When you connect, it will ask you for your Meeting ID. 
Choose the correct one above, and then press "#".

Once you are on the call, you can Mute and Unmute yourself by pressing the Star key ("*") and then 6 - just like our regular telephone conference system.

If you are outside of the US, here is the page from Zoom with the list of telephone numbers you can call. 
NOTE: this page used to be public. It appears that Zoom has now changed their policy, and in order to access this page you must first sign up for a free account. 

If you are calling from within the country listed, you don't need to use the country code (the 2 or 3 numbers after the "+" sign), but depending on which country you're in, you probably need to dial (0) before you dial the number.

How The Zoom "Waiting Room" Works

To simplify things for you, we do not use passwords for our Zoom Meetings.
To keep our meetings secure, we use Zoom's "Waiting Room" feature.
This means, when you connect to the meeting, you will first enter the Zoom Waiting Room.
This allows us to control who can enter the meeting.

Usually, it will only take a minute or so after you get into the Waiting Room before we let you into the meeting.
If there's a large pod calling in, or if you've called in early, the wait may be longer.
If it's past the meeting start time, and you still haven't been admitted, you can email us to let us know there's a problem.