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Group phone calls: how to make them and their many uses

Group phone calls are an incredibly powerful and wonderfully simple tool. In fact, it’s partly this simplicity which makes them so flexible! And considering the importance of collaboration for success, it’s not surprising that a communication tool which brings more people into the conversation should be so popular in all different kinds of fields. In fact, the amount of uses for group phone calls is almost overwhelming – after all, how often do we find ourselves wanting to talk to more than one person at a time, in all areas of our lives?

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GabiGroup phone calls: how to make them and their many uses
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How to make conference calls from a landline phone

These days, we seem to be using our mobiles for almost everything. There’s even been debate in recent years about whether we should replace desk phones in offices with mobile devices. But most of us are still regularly using landlines, whether personally, professionally or both. And in both capacities, we might want to hold conference calls; after all, there are lots of reasons outside of the business world why you might teleconference. Sportspeople have made great use of telecommunications, many teachers and tutors are big fans of phone meetings, and there’s a growing trend towards teleconferencing in medicine, with the NHS particularly benefiting from WHYPAY?’s conference call services. You might soon be able to consult with your GP remotely! Essentially, there are many reasons why you might want to make conference calls from a landline phone. And luckily, it’s a simple process.

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GabiHow to make conference calls from a landline phone
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Conference calls: Good communication that’s good for the planet

Hey conference caller, let’s hit you with some facts:

  • The latest Government statistics show that transport is the number 1 contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, and travelling for work (either commuting or on business) is the main reason for travel.
  • Conference calls allow us to travel less, by keeping in touch whilst working from home or by holding meetings over the phone without having to leave our desks.
  • This allows us to significantly reduce our carbon footprint, whilst also saving time and money.
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ElliotConference calls: Good communication that’s good for the planet
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The best podcasts for business owners

Owning a business is exciting, rewarding and, of course, challenging. It’s also unique; other jobs might be high-pressure, high-stakes, high-demand in other ways, but there’s nothing quite like carrying the business on your shoulders. But that doesn’t mean you need to feel alone! While you might not have lots of other business owners in your life (or even if you do), there are great podcasts for business owners filled with relatable anecdotes and valuable advice.

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GabiThe best podcasts for business owners
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Best free meeting locations

For anyone who does a fair bit of remote working as part of a flexible working routine, or because they travel a fair bit, the value of free meeting locations will be immediately apparent. And people who fit into that category is ever growing: with working life being revolutionised, particularly thanks to remote working becoming an increasingly realistic option, you might not have such a fixed idea of where your ‘place of work’ is these days.

But although you get tonnes done from the comfort of your sofa, there might also be times when you need to cast a slightly more professional aura. That’s why having a list of meeting locations is always a good idea.

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GabiBest free meeting locations
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Giff Gaff Conference Calls – how to make a 3 way call with Giff Gaff

There is a popularly held belief that three is in fact the magic number – if De La Soul says it, it must be true. We’re also pretty sure that, mathematically speaking, if two heads are better than one, three heads are probably better than two. After all, collaboration is an immensely powerful tool, whether in the business world or in any other kind of endeavour: team work does make the dream work. The problem is that for a lot of Giff Gaff users, this is proving a little tricky. Many people are struggling to hold 3 way calls with Giff Gaff, which is why we’ve decided to put together a quick guide to make sure that nobody is barred access to this simply wonderful and wonderfully simple communicative asset.

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GabiGiff Gaff Conference Calls – how to make a 3 way call with Giff Gaff
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Don’t be that guy!

Sadly, we’ve all been there. Despite your budget protestations, there’s that one friend who is really insistent on trying a new swanky Japanese place or that bistro where all the reality TV stars seem to eat. Finally, they manage to twist everybody’s arms. You’ve all tucked into what was probably a delicious meal when the bill arrives. Of course, you knew it was going to be pretty hefty. What you probably didn’t expect was that your friend was going to pass it around, asking everybody for their contribution.

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GabiDon’t be that guy!
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NHS conference callers have saved £1.7m with WHYPAY?

It seems like every other week we’re reading another news story about how much funding the NHS is or isn’t receiving, how it’s spending the money it has, how it plans to spend the money it might be given… And of course, the more funding the NHS has to put towards treating patients and improving facilities, the better. That’s why we’re thrilled to be helping to reduce spending on NHS conference calls, so that there’s more to go around for the big stuff.

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GabiNHS conference callers have saved £1.7m with WHYPAY?
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Why you should have a free WHYPAY? account

You might have noticed that our quick conference facility has changed and we now request that you create a free WHYPAY? account if you want to add new conference rooms. We are running a two week trial to understand the impact of asking users to create accounts on the use of advanced features such as call recording, call scheduling and participant announcements – all of which are completely FREE!

We can assure you the sign-up process is pain-free and extremely quick and easy. Simply click the link in the email we send with your conference room details, set your password and voila! You are the proud owner of a free WHYPAY? teleconferencing account.

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GabiWhy you should have a free WHYPAY? account
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How to hold an international conference call

It’s a small world, so they say, and it’s getting smaller. As technology develops and spreads, we’re able to connect with more people, more instantaneously and more directly than ever before. This opens up a vast array of opportunities, something which can clearly be seen in the business arena. Thanks to telecommunications, you can have partners, investors, employees and clients all over the country, and even the world, meaning you get to make the most lucrative possible deals and work with the best and brightest in the field. But, of course, you need to make sure that you maintain open and straightforward lines of communication with your whole team and all of your customers or clients. That’s why a simple conference call is such a powerful tool.

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GabiHow to hold an international conference call