The Power of a Call: Anglican Alliance’s Conference Call to Offer Help to Sudan Following Famine Warning

Conference calls have a huge amount of potential for all sorts of different people in countless areas of life. Teachers and tutors, for example, have found them to be a great way to stay in touch with each other and their pupils. Similarly, sports coaches and sportspeople have made great use of them in preparation for big events – not to mention the conference calls that follow big sporting competitions, like football matches. Even musicians have tapped into teleconferences’ potential to perform new music to fans around the world.   But conference calls can do more than help you in your intellectual, sporting, and musical endeavours (not that this is […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Absent from the Google Voice Update

For the first time in five years, Google has announced significant updates to its Google Voice service, with promise of even more developments to come. Many users are hopeful that these new features will start bringing Voice closer to its stated intended function when it was first released: ‘to create “one number for life” – a phone number that’s tied to you, rather than a single device or location’. The idea was to prevent people from having to have multiple devices connected to multiple numbers – an office landline, a company mobile phone, a personal mobile, a home landline. Google Voice’s idea was to offer users one phone number which […]

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Benefits to businesses through the use of conference calls

Conference call services are fundamental telecommunications tools in the realm of business. Whether your company be huge and multi-national or a smaller business, the use of conference calling to contact clients or business partners eliminates hassle and enables you to carry out business procedures without the trouble of having to meet face to face. Below are just a small sample of the benefits conference calls could bring to your business: 1) Cost-Effective An increasing number of conference call service providers are now offering very competitive monthly rates, and in the case of WHYPAY? genuinely free, permanent and instant telephone conference rooms included within your bundle minutes. Through the use of […]

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Family is Not Just for Christmas: How to Stay in Touch All Year Round

After the festive period, you might have had a few too many mince pies, and seen more questionable jumpers than you care to recall, but one thing you can never have too much of is family time. For many, who could do with learning a few tricks to take care of themselves as well as everyone else, the holidays become such a stressful period that family time is not quality time, and you’re left feeling like you barely got to have a real conversation with anybody. And even if you did, once or twice a year is not enough! You need to hear about how your uncle got on with […]

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How to Set Up a Free Conference Call

By now, most people have heard of the wonders of free conference calling. Many questions have been rattling around, like how a conference call can really be free, how to find the ones that are free, whether a company can make money from offering free conference calls, who free conference calls are useful to (answer: everyone. Students, teachers, prayer groups, bands, sportspeople, and many more have all found great, innovative, and helpful ways to make the most of these services), and why anybody would pay for a conference call if you can actually get them for free. These are all valid questions, generally with straightforward answers, and you should certainly be informed […]

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Who is Paying for Your Free Conference Calls?

A lot of people’s immediate reaction to being offered something for free is disbelieving skepticism. The assumption is that there must be a catch, a condition, a hidden cost. Sometimes, these sage cynics are right; a lot of conference call services claiming to be free do end up costing you money. Sometimes it’s in sign-up fees, sometimes they charge you for what they term ‘extras’, but which they know are almost always essentials, and sometimes it’s only free if you have a very small number of participants or a very small number of minutes. Wherever the charges are hidden, it’s causing a lot of confusion and mistrust in an industry […]

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How Secure is Free Conference Calling?

Very often, people hear the word ‘free’ and become immediately wary. There is, of course, the knee-jerk reaction that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. In this increasingly cynical, avaricious, money-centric world filled with false promises and loopholes, it’s an understandable reaction. Still, having even given WHPAY?’s website or blog a cursory glance, you would, by now, know that although we can make no promises about lunch, there is such a thing as a genuinely free conference call.   The second misgiving can be a little more pervasive and enduring, though. This is a question of the quality of service that you can expect, when you aren’t actually […]

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Don’t Just Give… Be Wonderful.

Support Kieron's NYC Marathon for Mind

A new charity fundraising platform goes live this month – and 100% of donations will go directly to supported charities. The Wonderful Organisation has been launched by Manchester businessman Kieron James to give fundraisers an alternative to platforms that charge charities, make deductions to cover costs, generate profit or take a cut from Gift Aid – a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers. This new platform, which uses the strapline ‘Don’t Just Give… Be Wonderful’, will also be free from card processing charges as Nexbridge, the telecommunications company which Kieron co-founded, will pay these. The pledge from Nexbridge will allow the first million pounds […]

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IVR tips – The good, the bad and the ugly

Interactive voice response (IVR) is a great tool with a bad rep. Despite its potential convenience and ease of use for companies and customers alike, setting up IVR is a task so rarely executed well, that it has become hated and dreaded by many. So what can you do to make your IVR system stand out from the hordes of ineffectual, repetitive, and confusing keypad-conversations that happen every day? Planning As with anything that you want done well, preparation is absolutely crucial. There are lots of steps you can take even before coming near starting to record your messages, which can help ensure your IVR system will be a success. […]

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Free internal communication tool: Get talking with Slack

At WHYPAY? we believe that effective business tools shouldn’t cost the Earth, which is why we set out to make the best free conferencing service out there. This got us thinking: if you can get conference calls for no cost, what other great services can you get for free? That is why we have scoured the web to find the best free services to help your business and to bring them to you weekly. In this edition business communication is in the spotlight with the hugely successful conversation tool, Slack. The importance of talking Communication is one of the most important aspects of creating a business and making it a […]

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