WHYPAY? is operated by Call Collective Limited, a leading innovator in the telecoms sector. Since 2007, the team operating the company has been looking for ways to provide excellent communication services at low – and where possible, zero – cost to its customers.
Following regulatory changes made by Ofcom in 2007 – which introduced a new number range (03) – the team set about creating a brand new, free voice conferencing service which brought genuine benefits to people dialling into conference rooms from mobile phones. This service was originally named 03TALK (later rebranded as WHYPAY?), and was made possible because the new Ofcom regulations stipulated that calls to numbers in the 03 range MUST be included in bundled minutes for UK callers, whether made from a fixed line or a mobile telephone.
Several years on, WHYPAY? continues to provide a catch-free, cost-free conferencing service. Other “free conferencing” services typically use 084 numbers or voice short codes, which may be specifically excluded from bundles and are often charged at a much higher rate. WHYPAY? is able to offer its service cost-free due to receiving a small wholesale outpayment from BT for calls made to its 03 dial-in number.
As well as enabling its users to make genuinely free conference calls, 10 per cent of WHYPAY? gross revenue goes directly to support the work of the Wonderful Organisation, a non-profit fee-free fundraising platform operated by Call Collective‘s Managing Director, Kieron James.
Following frequent requests for advanced features and customisation from loyal WHYPAY? customers we introduced a fully fledged, advanced video conferencing and online meetings platform in June 2017. This premium conferencing platform can be custom branded, and brings advanced features like screen sharing and live chat to the table. Call Collective’s advanced platform, Call.Group, is ideal for those looking for a richer conferencing experience that’s still accessible from anywhere, and within budget. Start a free trial of the service now.