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What is a conference call?

Modern businesses have offices and branches not only all over the country but even all over the globe. In such a scenario, travelling expenses can form a major chunk of total business expenses. Where cost cutting is the order of the day, many multinational businesses have adopted teleconferencing as the most effective tool for communication between different employees, stakeholders and customers.

A conference call is no different from a regular phone call, except that there are three or more persons connected with this kind of call. The persons may be physically thousands of miles apart, but telephone conferencing helps them to effectively communicate and co-ordinate between themselves. Teleconferencing lines are available 24/7 and so there is no need to wait in matters that require urgent communication. It only requires good network support and a simple phone.

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What does Ofcom insist upon in relation to 03 numbers?

A conference call allows three or more people to talk to each other at the same time, over a single telephone call. A substantial number of participants can be included in the teleconference with the help of a conference bridge, a server that connects multiple phone lines simultaneously. There are many conference call service providers who provide a range of conferencing solutions to suit every organisation.

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Voice conferencing VS video conferencing

Telephone conferencing is the most cost effective way for businesses to keep in touch with their branch offices, employees, shareholders and even customers. Teleconference service providers use a conference bridge to connect a large number of people to a single call at the same time. It makes the co-ordination between people very easy. Call conferencing is also useful in many other sectors like education and entertainment.

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Recording and other special features

Most businesses these days cannot do without the facilities and convenience offered by conferencing services. A conference call allows them to communicate simultaneously with any number of people, no matter where they are located. All that you need for telephone conferencing is an ordinary telephone line; there is no need even for expensive equipment. Participating members dial into a conference bridge which is a server hosted by the teleconferencing service provider, key in the pass code and are routed directly to the teleconference. Phone conferencing makes life easier for professionals by reducing the time that they are on the road travelling to business meetings. It also cuts down on travel and accommodation expenses of the organisation.

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Are free conference calling services really free?

Communication is something that you cannot ignore if you are really serious about the success of your business. Businessmen and professionals have always travelled to discuss proposals, make sales presentations and share financial results, face to face. But with conference calls, you can communicate with any number of people even if they are not physically present with you in the same room. Business travel is not only time consuming, but also very expensive. You must also factor in the cost of accommodation. There are many free conference call solutions available that smart companies make use of to reduce costs and still maintain the smooth running of the business.

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Group email VS conference calling

Call conferencing has become one of the most popular means of business communication. Just a few years ago, only big companies who had the financial capacity to buy and install expensive equipment could consider using conferencing services. But now technology has advanced and made conference call services affordable even to small businesses and individuals. Teleconferencing service providers offer many conferencing solutions which you can choose from according to your specific needs.

If you have been used to sending group emails, you may think that an email may also serve the purpose of communicating with many people simultaneously. An email also allows interaction between the communicating members. So what is the difference between telephone conferencing and emails other than the obvious fact that while phone conferencing you get to hear and speak to others? What makes a conference call better than a group email?

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Tips for interviewing using conference calling

Conference call services are useful not only for business meetings, but also interviews and social calls. If you want to conduct an interview over the telephone, you can make use of the teleconferencing services provided by reputed companies.

Interviewing, whether it is face to face or over the telephone, is a skill. Within just a few minutes you are required to assess the qualities and aptitude of a person and make a judgement on whether the candidate is suitable for the job and is a fit for the organisation. These days more and more companies are relying on conference calls to find the right candidate. This is especially relevant in a global economy where the candidate with the right skill sets could be located anywhere in the world. It is illogical and expensive to get everyone to come to your office premises for a face to face interview for every round.

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Conference calling on 03 numbers from mobiles is free

Call conferencing is one of the most popular options for business communication these days. Affordable and effective conference call services are offered by many teleconferencing services providers but the cost of access can vary dramatically. With the advancement in technology, teleconferencing is now accessible even to small businesses because it does not require extensive equipment to be installed.

All that you need is a telephone line to start telephone conferencing with any number of people anywhere in the world. Depending on the specific needs of your business, you can also choose from the wide range of conferencing solutions offered by service providers.

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Why audio conferencing is still better than video

Call conferencing is fast becoming the preferred means of communication for businesses with employees, clients and business partners spread all over the world. When you are thinking about what type of conferencing solutions will meet the requirements of communicating effectively with your remote staff, you will often be required to choose between audio and video conferencing services. Both audio and video conference calls have their own advantages and disadvantages. But how do you decide whether you should opt for a pure voice conference or if you need to see the participating members too?

There are many things that you need to consider while making the decision. The difference between telephone conferencing and video conferencing is not always clear. You don’t want to switch from one to another and then later feel that you made the wrong choice.

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Free conference calling on mobiles from WHYPAY?

Teleconferencing is a popular means of communication for many business organisations these days. There are many teleconferencing service providers that offer highly sophisticated but not necessarily affordable conference call services. Conferencing solutions are not restricted to just speaking to more than one person at a time over the telephone line. There are also video and web conferencing services that you can take advantage of if the need arises. However, telephone conferencing remains one of the most popular call conferencing options today.

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