Conference calls or ‘group phone calls’ can be set up very easily from any type of phone, including iPhone, Android and Windows mobile phones.
Considering the many different uses of group phone calls, and one of the benefits of teleconferences being the ability to work remotely and communicate on the go, being able to make conference calls from a mobile is important.
Conference calls can be hosted on ANY UK mobile or landline phone. Even a payphone will work. All you need to do is use a free conference calling service to generate your own, personal conference dial-in details. There’s no call merging or complicated set up process required. You simply obtain the conference details, and then ask all participants to place a normal phone call to the standard rate (inclusive) phone number and they will be connected together in a conference call. Be careful though, not all ‘free’ conference services provide a phone-bill-friendly dial-in number. Make sure the number you dial in on begins with 01, 02 or 03 as these numbers are classed as ‘standard rate’ and are included in any free calls/minutes regardless of which UK phone network you are using.
Once you’ve created your conference details, you can simply arrange for all conference participants to dial in from their own mobile or landline phones at the same time.
While some people have hit roadblocks due to things like mobile network provider, there’s no need to dispair! Even people on on Giff Gaff (which currently doesn’t allow ‘call merging‘) can still make conference calls via a free service such as WHYPAY?. And no matter your network or whether you’re on iPhone, Android or Windows, joining WHYPAY? conference is completely possible and crucially, FREE.
Obtaining conference details
Obtaining conference details with WHYPAY? and organising the conference, can be smoothly and quickly done from your mobile. Simply click onto the WHYPAY? homepage and hit ‘Create a FREE Conference’. Or, as you’re here anyway, we’ll save you some time and put the button right here:Create a FREE Teleconference
All you’ll need to do is enter your contact information, and you’ll be presented with the conference details immediately. We’ll give you an access number to dial, a room number, and a PIN to safeguard your privacy. Then just decide when you want to hold the meeting, and pass the access details to anybody you want to join.
Can joining conference calls from a mobile phone be free?
In short, yes. And with WHYPAY?, not only joining but scheduling and hosting conference calls is free of charge, no matter whether you’re dialing in from a UK mobile or landline. That’s because WHYPAY? doesn’t charge anything for the service it provides. And if you’re worried about our financial well-being, don’t be. You can find out here how WHYPAY? can afford to be free.
And you won’t be hit with a hefty phone bill at the end of the month, either. WHYPAY? conference call rooms are accessed by dialling 03 numbers, which according to Ofcom regulations have to be included within the caller’s bundled minutes. Basically, if you have a phone contract which includes a certain amount (or unlimited) phone calls, as long as you haven’t used all of these up, the call won’t cost you a penny. If you don’t have any included minutes, joining our conference calls from your mobile phone will still only cost the standard rate for calling landlines. That means it would be the same as calling any 01 or 02 number in the UK.
Dialling into conference call from your mobile
Once the call is scheduled, whether by your or somebody else, actually dialling in to it is just as simple. When the time for the meeting comes around, simply pick up your phone and dial the 03 number provided, as you would place any call. When prompted, use the keypad on your phone to enter your unique conference room number, and then the secure PIN, and you’re in!
Whether you’re using an iPhone, and Android, a Windows phone, it’s that simple. You can even join the conference call from a landline if you like, and it will still be free.
The conference call room will be yours to talk in undisturbed with up to 100 participants, for as long as you like, as often as you like. And you certainly won’t have to try to be brief to save money, so you can talk to your heart’s content.
By using WHYPAY? for your conference calls, you’ll make sure that even if your invitees are joining the call from their mobile phone, they won’t get stuck with a bill. This is important not only for things like customer services, but to make sure you’re being a good employer to remote staff, or even just not charging your friends for the luxury of chatting with you.