How Can Conference Calls Be Free?

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Conference calls for charities and non-profits: A vital tool

For any organisation to run smoothly and successfully, collaboration is crucial. And the key to collaboration is communication. If you’re working for a charity or non-profit, you know how important teamwork is to getting anything done, and if some people aren’t sure of what’s going on, or what’s expected of them, chaos tends to ensue. Without maintaining open and easy communication, you’re in for a stressful, frustrating and unproductive ride. But with more and more people embracing flexible and remote work, it’s not always as simple as tapping somebody on the shoulder or having an impromptu meeting. That’s why conference calls for charities are an invaluable tool which the sector should ensure is part of their day-to-day running.

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Gabi JamesConference calls for charities and non-profits: A vital tool
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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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Gabi JamesHow to make conference calls from a landline phone
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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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Gabi JamesNHS conference callers have saved £1.7m with WHYPAY?
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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:

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Carmen JamesBenefits to businesses through the use of conference calls
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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 that book, how your cousin’s trip across Europe was, whether your young nephew got the role in the school play.

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Gabi JamesFamily is not just for Christmas: How to stay in touch all year round
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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 which is trying desperately to clean up its image.

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Carmen JamesWho is paying for your free conference calls?
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WHYPAY? infrastructure – an interview with two techy, savvy professionals to explain stuff to laypeople like you and me

Trying to fully understand the workings and benefits of any technologically-based service can be tricky if you have no real involvement in the industry, as professionals consider so much knowledge a given. That’s why here, we try to break things down a little more, so that you can understand exactly what WHYPAY? is offering, whether it’s suitable for you, and why it’s so great. Kindly sharing their rather considerable knowledge with us are Managing Director Martyn King, and Technical Director Simon Sharman.

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Gabi JamesWHYPAY? infrastructure – an interview with two techy, savvy professionals to explain stuff to laypeople like you and me
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WHYPAY? – More than £500,000 saved in just one month!

In just one working month, WHYPAY? has collectively saved its users a staggering amount of over £500,000! That is because, unlike almost all conference call providers, WHYPAY? is genuinely, absolutely, emphatically, and unwaveringly free to use. No sneaky sign-up costs, no obscure limits which, when accidentally exceeded, result in devastating charges, no withholding of basic features to coerce you into paying. WHYPAY? is really, really free. Much freer than all those other ‘free’ conference calling services. £500,000 per month freer.

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Elliot GreenWHYPAY? – More than £500,000 saved in just one month!
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A brief history of 03 numbers

03 numbers are rooted in a truly positive and benevolent philosophy. They emerged in 2007, introduced by Ofcom, the industry regulator, to enable companies to lower the charges customers faced when trying to get in touch with them. 03 numbers allow private and public businesses and organisations to bear the brunt of the expense. Instead of being charged at a local rate like non-geographic 0845 numbers, or at the national rate like numbers beginning 0870, 03 numbers are charged at the same rate as a standard landline number would be – that is, any 01 or 02 number.

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Gabi JamesA brief history of 03 numbers
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What do you get if you pay for conference calls?

Genuinely free conference calling, a ground-breaking service offered by conference bridge WHYPAY? is an irreplaceable and invaluable business tool that you may not realise you are not fully taking advantage of. Even if you don’t work in an office – you are a teacher, for example, a musician, or even a pastor – there are so many great uses for teleconferencing.

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Gabi JamesWhat do you get if you pay for conference calls?