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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.

With WHYPAY?, placing a conference call from a landline won’t just be really easy, it is also completely free. While several providers claim to offer free teleconferencing, there are often hidden costs or extra fees further down the line; it can be hard to find a genuinely free conference call bridge. But it is possible, and although it might sound too good to be true, we’re here to explain how WHYPAY? can offer 100% free conference calling.

 

How can making a conference call from a landline be free?

In another example of the simplest things often being the best, the explanation is really straightforward: WHYPAY?’s virtual meeting rooms are accessed by dialling an 03 number. According to Ofcom’s rulings, 03 numbers always have to be charged at the same rate as any other standard landline number – those starting 01 and 02 which you’re probably familiar with.

If your plan with your landline provider includes calls to other UK landlines (which it probably does), that means that you won’t be paying a penny to conference call from your landline phone. WHYPAY? doesn’t have any kind of access charges, and we don’t charge any fee for providing the service.

Even if you don’t have a phone plan which comes with calls to UK landline numbers, you will still only incur the very small cost which your provider charges for landline calls. By checking the government’s information about call charges, you can see that this cannot exceed 9p per minute.

 

How to set up your landline teleconference

Setting up the conference call is really easy. Just head to WHYPAY?’s homepage and hit the ‘Create a FREE Conference’ button. This will provide you with the dial-in number beginning in 03, your personal teleconference room, and a secure access PIN. It’s that simple! Your conference call room will be ready and waiting for whenever you want to use it. If you want to access extra features and benefits, you also have the option to create a totally free WHYPAY? account.

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All that’s left to do is distribute the information to the people you want to join you on the conference call. If you do choose to create a WHYPAY? account, the bonus features will make this even easier for you, and you’ll even have the option to schedule conference calls that you want to hold regularly. WHYPAY? can invite participants and attach meeting notes for you, or if you choose to do it manually you just need to pass on the access number, the conference call room number, and the secure PIN – and of course, tell your invitees what time to join the meeting!

Your participants can access the conference call from a landline, or from their mobiles. Dialling in from their mobiles should still be free for the majority of people. Again, that’s because we use 03 numbers, which must be included in callers’ bundled minutes. So if they have a mobile phone contract, and any available minutes left on it, the call won’t cost them a penny. If they’ve used up all of their bundled minutes, it will still only cost 3p-55p per minute, depending on their providers.

 

Making the conference call from your landline phone

Once the time of the audio meeting comes around, you’ll be able to join the call quickly and easily from your landline. Just pick up the phone, and dial the 03 access number provided by WHYPAY?. When prompted, key in your conference call room and the PIN which helps guarantee your teleconference will be secure, and you’re in! The process will be just as simple for everyone you’ve invited.

With such a straightforward process, you’ll have plenty of time to get down to exchanging thoughts and collaborating ideas to further your project, whatever it might be.

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