International Conference Call Whitepapers and Articles
Read how AIT's international conference call plans have assisted numerous businesses save money and collaborate
more effectively across the USA and across continents.
Whitepapers and Articles
Effectiveness of Hosting an International Conference Call Compared to a Face-to-Face Meeting Overseas
Look at the price of an international conference call. These conference calls eliminate travel requirements, airfare,
hotel, transportation, and living expenses are not required.
the Costs of International Conference Calling
Knowing the per minute cost of international conference calling for the entire group allows you to budget
for the call as well as prompt you to adhere to you agenda.
International Conference Calling Services Have Progressed Technologically
As with phone calls in general, international conference call quality has improved dramatically. No longer
does a caller on the other side of the globe sound as if he's half a world away.
Conference Calls Differ from Domestic Conference Calls
At its core, a phone conference call is a phone call involving a group of participants who dial into a "conference"
room. Typically, participants dial a phone number and then key in a conference room code which routes them to the
Why Use International
Because of the mobile nature of today's workforce, just about everyone has a phone in hand around the clock.
If you schedule a conference call with your international associates, none of the participants needs to be physically
present at an office or logged into a computer.
Calls as a Means for International Collaboration
The Importance of Conference Call Quality cannot be overemphasized. One of the biggest challenges of hosting
an international conference call is one of the oldest: getting everyone connected with a good, clear connection.
How to Choose
a Conference Call Service with the Right Options for Your Needs
There is a huge selection of conference call carriers and plans on the market to choose from but there's no reason
why you should settle for a conference calling plan that doesn't work for you. Learn about different conference
call options and choose a plan that offers the options and value that you need most.
Free Conference Call
Meetings - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
One has to wonder how a service can be completely free. After all, businesses are in business to make
a profit and you can't make a profit if you don't sell anything. This leads us to the bad: your free conference
call may not be as free as you think.
Call Services - Are You Treating Them as a Commodity?
A commodity is generally considered an item or service that has the same value regardless of quality.
For example, gold is considered a commodity because an ounce of gold is an ounce of gold regardless of who is selling
it. On the other hand, a gold necklace or gold watch is not a commodity because quality varies depending on craftsmanship
and artistry. When it comes to conference call services, quality also varies from one provider to the next.
How to Make a Low Cost
A couple of different low cost conference call strategies exist: active conference calling management
or an unlimited conference call plan. If you make occasional calls, taking a more active role in the call's planning
can lead to lower costs. On the other hand, if you hold regular conference calls, an unlimited conference call
service may be the better choice.
to Set Up a Conference Call that Provides International Participants with Toll Free Access
Hosting an international conference call is far less expensive than arranging an in-person conference with participants
located around the world. Not only that, conference call set up is easier than you may realize. Before you schedule
the call, you'll need to select a telecommunications provider that supports international conference calls as well
as do a little pre-call organizing.
Business Collaboration Conference Calls
International conference calls and business collaboration can take several forms including traditional audio-only
conference calls as well as Web conferencing and video conferencing. Which type of teleconference is the right
type? It depends on your calling and collaboration needs at the time. Each call type has its own characteristics
and is well suited for specific purposes. Rather than relying on a single type of conference call, you may want
to use a blend of conferencing technologies and select the right call type for each specific scenario.
Collaboration with Conference Calls and Video Web Conferencing
AT&T has rolled out its Telepresence Solution, a compelling new way to communicate domestically as well as
internationally. Available in 75 countries, AT&T takes international conference calls and transforms them into
vivid, life-size teleconferences. While this technology allows for an "in person" meeting experience
via complex video conferencing systems and HD television sets, it's not necessarily the end of international conference
calling as we now know it. In fact, global collaboration and virtual meetings using existing technologies have
been occurring for many years.
Toll Free International
Conference Call Access
AIT provides international conference call Toll Free access points in 63 countries at more favorable rates compared
to AT&T. International conference calling just got a little bit more international thanks to AT&T's Telepresence
Solution's recent expansion. Now boasting 75 countries with access to the fully managed solution as well as 37
countries with access to AT&T's Business Exchange, AT&T is positioning itself as a worldwide leader in
the videoconferencing arena.