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How conference calls can aid research projects

Conference calls have innumerable uses and benefits which you might not be making the most of. For many people, simply not being part of the business environment rules out teleconferencing, but this leaves a great deal of wasted potential, as well as time and energy. Ultimately, audio conferences are simply a way of bringing people together and facilitating communication, and so they have a use in all walks of life – teaching, creating, small communities like prayer groups, and so on. One broad area which stands to gain a great deal from the use of virtual meetings is research projects.

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Service numbers (084, 087, 09 and 118). Don’t get hit with hefty call charges!

On 1st July 2015 there was a significant change to the way you’re billed for calling numbers that begin with 084, 087, 09 or 118. These numbers, known as ‘service numbers‘ are used by companies of all types. Some conference call providers for example, use an 084 or 087 dial in number (although we certainly don’t – because we want you to be able to make conference calls for free!)

If you’re not sure how service numbers work, read on to find out more and make sure you don’t get a shock on your next phone bill!

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Can uni students really make use of conference calling?

For many people, conference calling belongs in the realms of offices and official meetings. But taking this attitude is not only inaccurate, it can mean you lose out a great deal and waste a shed load of potential. For uni students, a group generally interested in communication and staying in the loop, conference calls could have a tonne of great uses.

Study groups

Starting with the academic side of university (something many students perhaps don’t do…) you have the beneficial tradition of study groups. In some universities, these are organised and enforced by professors themselves, while other students choose to form their own study groups to help each other with assignments – in both cases, the results are invariably beneficial.

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US government holds conference call on partnerships in the middle east

One common misconception that we try to address at WHYPAY? is that conference calling is not just for businesses. In fact conference calls can be used within a wide field or practices and walks of life – from sports, to music, to teaching, to religion. Very recently, the US government once again demonstrated to the world the considerable power of conference calling (something governments have exemplified before) by holding talks via conference call about their partnerships and future directions in the middle east.

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Make a FREE conference call on your iPhone/Samsung/HTC/Nokia or any Other Device

In today’s money-driven environment, you might not believe that there’s a service which allows you to make conference calls from your mobile phone without having a charge appear on your monthly bill. But WHYPAY? is a service that can offer just that – free conference calls that are included in the minutes package you get with your mobile network.

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Communication trends: should you replace your office phones with mobiles?

Traditional desk phones have long had a place in almost every office space around the world. But their reign may well be coming to a close with the rise of a new business trend known as Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD. Many companies are allowing employees to carry out their work from their own laptops, smartphones and tablets rather than company-provided technology, a practice with many advantages, that can be very suitable for the right organisation. With the introduction of VoIP and BYOD, many of the things that office phones used to be necessary for – even conference calling – could easily be carried out from employees’ own devices. If you’re thinking about adopting this trend in your own work space, there are some things to consider in your decision-making.

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Conference calling for sportsmen and women

For many, the word teleconference comes with set perceptions, or, perhaps more accurately, prejudices. Conference calling is frequently regarded as a tool that is great for businesses, but not relevant anywhere else. And this is a tragic waste, as conference calls can be extremely beneficial for countless areas of life, and countless different pursuits. Sportsmen and women for example, are a demographic that can gain great benefits by using conference calls. And with conference call bridges like WHYPAY? offering free conference calls, there’s nothing to lose!

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5 things not to do on a conference call

Conference calls can be a wonderful and deeply beneficial tool for your business, helping things run more smoothly and efficiently. They can also, however, be hugely disrupted by certain bad habits and common mistakes that many frequent users will be familiar with. To help you out, here is a list of 5 bad conference call behaviours to avoid on your next audio conference.

1. Not muting yourself when you should

The mute button is so beautifully simple, so wondrously easy to use and so woefully neglected by many. It’s there for a very good reason. If you’re conference calling from home, travelling, or even just in a bustling office, it can be a really good idea to mute yourself while you aren’t contributing to the discussion. The sounds of wailing children, barking dogs, chugging railways lines and your midday meal deal going down are not only going to interfere with the attention you pay to the call, but distract and irritate all the other participants too. Make sure you choose your environment wisely, and if it’s not possible to be in a quiet area, make good use of the mute button – it’s your friend, and everybody else’s.

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Why tutors, teachers and instructors should be conference calling

Everyone has heard about conference calls and their daily function in offices, linking up colleagues all over the world. If you think this is all conference calls are good for, however, you are sorely mistaken. Maybe you’re a private tutor or a sports trainer, and you think the teleconference has very little to do with you – think again. Conference calling offers a huge amount of benefits and opportunities for people in these fields. If you haven’t tried it out yet, why not start now? With WHYPAY? it’s completely free, and can be set up at the simple push of a button.

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Should you hold a conference call instead of your next meeting?

Conference calling is ever growing in popularity, constantly becoming easier and easier to use, and even, with some conference bridges, free. It’s really likely that you’re coming across it more and more in your working life. But every time you’re starting to plan a meeting, maybe you should ask yourself whether a conference call might be a better option.

So when is teleconferencing the right option? High up in the list of considerations should be how easy it is for everybody you need at the meeting to get there. If somebody is very far away, has young children or dependent family members, or is unwell, a conference call may be the better option. You can save participants discomfort, money and difficult planning, which will make them less resentful of the meeting and put them in a more productive mood, thus making the conference all the more successful. If people have busy schedules, it may be much easier for them to fit in a conference call from wherever they may be than to find time to travel to and from a meeting.

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