How it works
Everyone just dials a phone number and a PIN—using any phone. The whole family can connect in one phone call.
We’ll give you a KinCall ID (phone number/PIN combination), and your family can use it again and again. It’s a great way to stay in touch.
Every so often, just because it’s good, and everyone can’t always be there in person.
Inform / Update
Give your update once, instead of repeating with each person.
Getting Started is Easy
Arrange a time to call
As the coronavirus began to appear in the US, I invited my extended family to a conference call to talk about preparation, experiences, and feelings. I think they found it reassuring.
Of the many things we could have done for our isolated grandparents, nothing would have lifted their spirits and comforted them more.
I decided to re-launch a service my company had shelved a decade ago called KinCall—conference calling for family—and encourage people to use it.
My parents, who are in their 90’s, wouldn’t be able to use a fancy app, but I told my mom, “You just dial a number and enter a PIN.” It’s so easy anybody can do it.
Audibles Add Fun to Your Family Conference Call
Connecting with family during quarantine is reassuring.
We should do it. And we should encourage other families to do it too. Some may think about doing it but won’t take the first step unless they hear stories from others about how valuable it is.
Use it for birthdays, holidays, to plan events, or emergencies.
Spread the word. It’s extremely low cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up?
Fill in the form below and we’ll send you a phone number and passcode to share with family for your conference call.
What is a KinCall ID?
A KinCall ID consists of a unique phone # and seven-digit PIN combination. It will belong to your family forever.
How do I start a conference call?
At the chosen time, everyone just dials the phone number. They’ll hear, “Welcome to KinCall, where families connect. Please enter your passcode.” Enter the PIN using the keypad. That’s it. Everyone who dials that unique phone number and PIN combination will be joined to the conference and you’ll hear chime-ins as they join.
What will it cost?
KinCall is only 3¢ /minute/person, up to a maximum of $10/conference call.
Is there a maximum number of participants?
Yes, 20. More on request.
How long can calls go?
Up to 120 minutes. More on request.
Can I dial out internationally?
No. International parties will have to dial in to the US phone number.
How do people join the call from outside the US?
Each country has a unique code you need to dial to get OUT of the country. You need to dial that number first, then 1 (that is the US county code) then the 10-digit phone number.
Expect an email from us with your KinCall conferencing info.