Conference calls have almost infinite uses. A lot of people might associate them just with the world of business. But this is a total misconception, and one which could mean missing out on the benefits conference calling offers outside of business. Part of the problem might be that people don’t realise how accessible conference calls can be. You might think you need a swanky conference call phone. But actually, you don’t need any specialist technology to conference call. With a teleconferencing bridge like WHYPAY? as your provider, you can easily join from your mobile. And the best part is, it doesn’t have to cost you a penny. If you want to conference call from an O2 mobile, just click onto WHYPAY?’s homepage to get started. It’s quick, easy, and genuinely free.
This is great news for many. After all, we do mean it when we say that conference calls aren’t just for business. In fact, conference calls for the NHS have saved huge amounts of money, which the organisation can put towards the really important work it does: treating patients. Teleconferencing also helps charities maintain internal communication, and collaborate with other organisations. The educational sector benefits too. Study groups become much less arduous if you can have them over the phone. Uni students can also stay in touch with friends and family with one weekly teleconference instead of garbled texts or multiple phone calls. And teachers and tutors have found conference calls a great way to conduct lessons, too. Even in the world of sports, teleconferencing has proved its worth. Music fans have felt its value, too, as when electronic band Tanlines previewed its album via conference call.
Of course, all of these great and creative uses wouldn’t be possible if conference calls weren’t easy and convenient to use. Not all sportspeople, musicians and doctors have a huge technical prowess when it comes to telecommunications technology. That’s why at WHYPAY?, we keep it simple. If you have a contract with O2 and you want to make the most of conference calling, in any area of your life, read on!
Make your account with WHYPAY?
The first step is characteristically straightforward. As will become a recurring theme, it’s quick and easy too. To create your very own conference call room, accessible from an O2 mobile, you only need to make a WHYPAY? account. You can get started by clicking the button below.Create a FREE Teleconference
Otherwise, you can head to our homepage and hit ‘Create a FREE Conference’.
You really don’t need to give a lot of time or details. Just a few basics so we can give you the access information for your secure teleconferencing. Just enter your title and name (so we know how to greet you in an email!), your telephone number (it doesn’t have to be the O2 number you’ll be using to join the conference call – although it can be), and an email address so we can send you the access details. Then just set your password, and you’re good to go.
Hopefully, you’ve noticed that absolutely no payment details are requested. That’s a pretty important detail. It should show you that when we say genuinely free conference calling, we mean genuinely free conference calling. We couldn’t charge you even if we wanted to (and we definitely don’t!).
Once you’ve made your account, your audio meeting room is yours to use as you wish. You’ll receive a dial-in number, a unique room code and a secure PIN needed to access the room. These are the three things you need to access your conference call, and you can do so at any time you wish.
Plan your conference call
As you’ll gather from the above, there’s no need to plan ahead if you don’t want to. Each room is totally unique to its owner. That means with WHYPAY?, reservationless conference calling from an O2 mobile is a doddle.
If you know when you want to have your audio meeting and you’d like to get organised, we can help with that too. Scheduling a call is incredibly simple.
From your account dashboard, you simply navigate to your conference room. There, you can select to ‘Schedule a conference’. On this page, you can invite participants to the call. Simply input their email addresses. We’ll send out invitations, along with the Guest PIN they’ll need to access your private conference room.
Select your start date and time. If you’re making the most of the ability to hold international conference calls with WHYPAY?, don’t forget to specify the time-zone, too! And yes, you can even make international conference calls from an O2 mobile.
After you’ve put in the basic details, you can make some decisions about your meeting. You can toggle participant announcements to be on or off. You can also decide whether you want to use our free call recording tool. If you’ve opted for one of our paid plans, you’ll have a few more features to choose from. Do you want custom waiting music, for example? And which muting mode is most appropriate for this meeting?
Once you’ve made these personalisations, you’re all set! You can even download the conference call into your calendar software. And we’ll include a similar handy attachment in the email invitations to your participants. Nobody will forget your audio meetings!
Joining the conference call from an O2 mobile
Once it’s time for the audio meeting, the process will continue to be just as smooth. All you’ll need are those three numbers we just mentioned: the dial-in number, the room number, and the PIN.
The dial-in number will be a telephone number beginning with 03. Simply dial this number from your O2 mobile as you would any other phone number you wanted to call. When prompted, enter your unique room number using your mobile’s keypad. You’ll then just need to input the PIN, and you’re in! It really is that simple. Once your participants have joined, you’ll all be able to chat, plan, discuss and debrief to your hearts’ content. There’s no time-limits on your conference calls, so you really can breathe easy. And with anywhere up to 100 participants, and unlimited conference calls, you can have everybody in a meeting or hold smaller ones throughout the month. Or do both – whatever fits your needs best.
Will it be free to conference call from an O2 mobile?
If you’re conference calling with WHYPAY?, you really will be able to breathe easy, no matter the duration or frequency of the calls. That’s because, yes, it is free to teleconference from an O2 mobile.
Because our dial-in numbers begin with 03, they’re classified by Ofcom as local-rate numbers. That means they’re charged the same way as standard geographic numbers – the landlines familiar to most of us. Nowadays, almost all plans include these calls within bundled minutes. So if you’re O2 contract still has unused minutes, conference calls with WHYPAY? won’t cost you a penny.
So start planning you free conference calls today! You can find plenty of helpful guides on our blog. We have tips on everything from how to plan a great audio meeting, to how to hold telephone interviews, and even great locations for your audio conferences. And if you’re left with any questions or uncertainties, our FAQs and Helpdesk are a good place to start. And there’s always our friendly advisers on-hand via the online chat function at the bottom right of the page.
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