Expanded International Conference Call Plan

Can a participant join your conference call from their country?  

If you host a diverse conference call with guests in remote countries, network access numbers might not exist.  But this shouldn’t stop your call.

Expanded Global Conference Calls

The Expanded Plan includes in-country toll-free access in over 100 countries plus local access numbers in 50 worldwide cities.

In addition to convenient dial-in access methods enabling an attendee to login with either a local or toll-free number from inside their country, the Expanded Plan also gives the chairperson dial-out capability.

How does the dial-out option help you add inaccessible attendees to your call?

In a nutshell, the dial-out feature enables the leader to call out to any phone number globally without disturbing the meeting in progress.  This means the leader of the call can add a participant on demand in any country.

The attendee simply answers the inbound call to their phone and is immediately added to the call.

For instance, recently a customer based in New York had a project in progress in Ghana.  There is simply no easy way for the Ghana attendees to access the call.  So, the chairperson uses the Expanded Plan with the easy dial-out feature to add the Ghana guests to their weekly calls.  The other attendees located in the US and Kenya access the call using the supplied toll-free numbers.

In addition to the dial-out feature, the Expanded Plan also offers a free App that enables connecting to the conference room using any web enabled device such as iPhone, Android, Blackberry or a PC and MAC desktop.  The Connect App makes dialing in using traditional toll-free or local numbers unnecessary as long as the attendee has a WiFi connection.

Be careful with the company you choose

Some companies offer local international access numbers that you can give out to your global call participants but they may not work.

Bad, non working access numbers are obviously something you want to avoid especially on an important business conference call with a potential client, existing customer or with a regular team meeting call.  Some of the problematic services with non-working overseas access numbers are touted as cost free.  The saying is still true, you get what you pay for.

The Expanded Plan is an all inclusive, high powered, intercontinental business collaboration tool with global access numbers guaranteed to be operational 24/7.

In addition to the many methods of accessing your call, the chairperson can always reach a 24 hour U.S. based operator who will connect anyone, or fix anything required.

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How to Host International Conference Calls

How to Host International Conference CallsTasked with hosting an international conference call? It’s not as easy to host international conference calls as it is to do so domestically for several reasons. First, you have time zone and language differences to contend with. Second, different countries have different dialing conventions and international calling costs. And third,  if you’re trying to do it with your office conference phone, it may not be able to handle a large volume of conference call participants.

Here’s how to host international conference calls with ease:

In addition to the normal method of accessing a conference via a phone, one very convenient free optional feature customers enjoy is to use the Connect App.  Essentially this is another option to access a conference call using a web enabled device.

The Connect App work from smartphones and PC’s or Mac desktops.

Connect tools let users quickly schedule, start/join and manage their audio conferences and Web Meetings.

These tools provide an option to have the bridge call the user instead of having to dial an access number, enter a passcode or chairperson PIN, saving time joining a call and avoiding incorrectly entered numbers for the Toll Free, access code or PIN.

These Connect tools also provide the same functionality to participants when the meeting is scheduled using the free Calendar Tool.   If you are also using Web Meeting, meetings can easily be started or joined from the same invitation/link.

1. Use a world time zone map or calculator to determine the best time for the majority of your call’s participants. It’s not always possible for all participants to attend your live call during local business hours. However, you may be able to find a time that works well for most attendees.

2. Choose a conference call service provider that specializes in helping businesses host international conference calls. Ideally, the provider you choose will support all of the countries involved as well as offer affordable rates. Keep in mind that some countries have higher international calling costs than others. To contain these costs, consider using the service provider’s “dial out” feature. By dialing participants directly, you will get a much lower per minute rate. Dial out can usually be pre-programmed so that those calls will be placed automatically by the conference calling system.

3. Choose local or toll free numbers for your participants’ countries. One of the biggest challenges you will encounter when you host international conference calls involves providing access to the conference room. This is because each county has its own unique calling conventions. A toll free number in the United States, for example, doesn’t work in Italy. The trick is to provide callers with either local or toll free numbers that work in their respective countries. These numbers will then connect to the global conference call.

4. Record the call. When you host international conference calls, there’s usually an option to record the call. By all means, do so. You never know when you might want to listen to it again or share it with others. For example, you may want to use the recording for training purposes or have the call transcribed and translated. Participants who were unable to attend the call in real time could listen to the call after the fact. Recordings are also helpful for those who speak a different language as a first language. By providing a recording of the call, they can go back and listen to sections that they had a hard time keeping up with originally.

When you host international conference calls, many challenges can be overcome by choosing a global conference call service provider that specializes in overseas teleconferencing. Choose wisely and your international conference calls are sure to be successful.

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Togo International Conference Calling

Togo FlagYou can host Togo international conference calls by using our global conference calling service. While we offer toll free and in-country access numbers for over 100 countries, for Togo international conference calls, the access to the call is enabled using the Connect app or via the dial-out feature or by requesting the connection from the 24 hour operator.

Fortunately, there are several convenient options for hosting or participating in Togo global conference calls using our pay-as-you-go service.

We suggest the following:

  • Use the Connect app — This is a free mobile and desktop app that makes accessing Togo international calls a simple matter of tapping a button. The app routes all calls over our modern PSTN fiberoptic telecommunications network, ensuring that your Togo conference calls are crystal clear no matter where in the world you or your participants may be. It also allows you to manually join other participants as well as record your conference calls. When you connect using the app, you get our competitive dial-out rates, too.
  • Use the dial-out feature — have the chairperson if located in one of the 100+ countries where toll-free access exists, dial-out to you in Togo to add you and your Togo based participants to your call.
  • Ask for operator assistance — Our US-based operators work 24/7 and are readily available to connect you or your participants to your Togo conference calls.

The Togolese Republic, or Togo as it’s commonly called, was once known as Togoland. Togo is one of the smallest African countries measuring just 22,000 square miles. The country is located in West Africa next to Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, and the Gulf of Guinea. The official language is French, though numerous languages are spoken throughout Togo.

Togoland was a German protectorate from 1884 through World War I, at which point it became French Togoland. Togo gained its independence from France in 1960 but, according to CIA World Factbook, has been ruled “with a heavy hand” for nearly 40 years. Togo’s former President Eyadema took over in 1967 after a military coup and ruled until his death in 2005. His son, was installed as president in the aftermath. Togo’s first free legislative elections were held in late 2007. A presidential election in Togo has since followed, but not without controversies.

Today, Togo is home to 7,552,318 people. It is a poor country with about half of the population living below the poverty line, low life expectancy (especially among men), and high infant mortality. Togo has also been impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Commercial and subsistence agriculture make up the bulk of Togo’s economy, yet Togo imports basic foods. Togo’s main crops are cocoa, cotton, and coffee which collectively represent about 40 percent of Togo’s export revenue. Togo also is rich in phosphate and is one of the largest phosphate producers in the world.

Because it relies on agriculture, Togo’s economy is vulnerable to weather conditions and international coffee, cocoa, and cotton price fluctuations.

Telecommunications in Togo

According to CIA World Factbook, Togo had 63,200 filed line telephones in 2014, which is about one fixed line phone for every 100 people. In 2014, Togo had 4.8 million mobile cellular phone subscribers, or about 66 mobile subscribers for every 100 people.

The CIA World Factbook describes Togo’s phone system as fair. The network is primarily based on microwave radio relay with supplemental open-wire lines. Togo has one satellite earth station and is connected to the West Africa Cable System.

According to Africa and Middle East Telecom Week, the fixed line operator in Togo is Societe des Telecommunications du Togo (Togo Telecom). Mobile operators in Togo include Moov and Togo Cellulaire.

As of 2014, just 336,000 (4.6 percent of Togo’s population) people in Togo were Internet users. Internet cafes are a popular option for accessing the Internet. According to an undated article on BalancingAct-Africa.com, Togo has more than 200 Internet cafes in its capital city. Internet services include dial-up and fixed and wireless broadband. The two largest Internet service providers are Café Informatique et Télécommunication, a private company, and Togo Telecom, the incumbent phone company.

Togo International Phone Calls

If you need to call someone in Togo from another country, Togo’s international country code is 228. First, dial your country’s exit code and then dial 228 followed by the phone number.

If you are in Togo and need to call someone in another country, Togo’s exit code is 00. Dial that followed by the international country code for the other country and then the phone number.

Hosting Togo conference calls is easier than you may think, and our pay-as-you-go international conferencing plans are the perfect choice. There are no contracts, no monthly fees, and no commitment, yet you get competitive rates and advanced conference calling features like MP3 recording, PSTN connections, dial-out tools, a live online conference viewer, and more. Sign up for an account today and begin hosting international conference calls in Togo and around the world.

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International Conference Call Zambia

Zambia Landscape

International Conference Calling in Zambia

You can host and participate in international conference calls in Zambia using our global conferencing service. For attendees in more than 100 countries, we offer toll free and local access numbers.

For attendees in Zambia to join a global conference call, we provide international access via the included dial-out feature and the free Connect App.

Included dial-out feature

Using the dial-out feature permits connecting any phone number worldwide to your conference call directly through your account without the use of the operator.

The dial-out feature enables the chairperson to use a simple key-pad command to add a guest to the conference call at any time.  The attendee can be located in Zambia or any other country.

Dial Out Feature

Connect App | Use with it with iPhone, Android, PC or Mac

This app facilitates the actual connection, taking care of all international exit and country codes while also ensuring that all calls are routed over the highest quality PSTN telephone networks at our low dial-out rates. Both the chairperson of the Zambia international conference call and attendees from around the world can use the app.

You can even record your conference calls, mute lines, dial participants directly, and more — all within the app.

Example of the Connect App on an iPhone

Connect AppOur live operators can also help. They’re in the United States and work around the clock. They can connect attendees from Zambia into your global conference calls for you.

Perhaps best of all, our international conferencing plans are pay-as-you-go with no contract. Whether you need to host a single Zambia conference call or plan on doing so on a regular basis, you pay only for the minutes used. Meanwhile, you get the best call global conference call quality, easy-to-use features, a free Connect app, advanced features, live operator assistance, and more.

About Zambia

The Republic of Zambia is located in Southern Africa. It is completely landlocked, bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola.

The British South Africa Company administered the region as a territory called Northern Rhodesia from 1891 to 1923. The United Kingdom took over in 1923. Northern Rhodesia gained its independence in 1964 and changed its name to Zambia.

Zambia was subject to one-party rule until the 1991 election. A decade later, the election had its share of conflict. Several elections and a presidential succession have since followed.

Today, there are an estimated 15,066,266 people living in Zambia. According to CIA World Factbook, for the past decade, Zambia has had one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. However, Zambia also has a fast-growing population, a huge HIV/AIDS burden, and decades of economic shortfalls to make up for.

The main economic driver for Zambia is copper. In the 1990s, the country privatized government-owned copper mines, a move that prompted economic growth while also relieving the government from having to cover copper losses. The copper industry has competition from the Democratic Republic of the Congo which recently surpassed Zambia as the largest copper producer in Africa. The copper industry is also vulnerable to price fluctuations.

Agriculture is another economic driver for Zambia, with more jobs in agriculture than in mining. Crops, cattle, pork, chicken, eggs, dairy, edible oils, fish, and feedstock are among the many agricultural products produced by Zambia.

Victoria Falls is a major tourist destination in Zambia, and some of the best wildlife habitats, national parks, and game reserves entice international tourists to visit.

Challenges that Zambia continues to face include poverty, high unemployment, inconsistent economic policy, HIV/AIDS, weakness in its currency, and increased mineral royalty taxes. Though Zambia exports between $7 and $8 billion each year, about 68 percent of the population lives below the international poverty line.

Telecommunications in Zambia

According to CIA World Factbook, there were 110,000 fixed line phone subscribers in Zambia as of 2014 estimates for a telephone density of 1 fixed line phone for every 100 people. At the same time, there were 10.1 million mobile cellular subscribers in Zambia for a mobile tele density of 60 mobile phones for every 100 people.

Zambia’s telephone system is considered to be one of the best in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a high-capacity microwave radio relay system domestically that links most of the larger towns and cities. For rural areas, a domestic satellite system is in the works. Zambia has 5 satellite earth stations, and Internet access is available throughout the country. About 2.3 million people in Zambia were Internet users in 2014. That’s about 15.4 percent of the population.

According to Budde.com.au, Zambia now has access to international submarine fiber optic cables, resulting in consumer price reductions for broadband services. 3G, LTE, and WiMAX networks have been launched in Zambia, which should help to increase the country’s Internet penetration rates.

Making International Phone Calls in Zambia

If you are in Zambia and need to call a phone number outside of the country, you will need to first dial Zambia’s exit code which is 00 followed by the international country code, area code, and phone number of the other party.

Zambia’s international country code is 260. If you are calling someone in Zambia from outside the country, you’ll need to dial your own exit code followed by 260 and the phone number.

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Using Conference Calls for Job Recruiting Internationally

Using Conference Calls for Job Recruiting InternationallyHuman resources professionals often use conference calls as part of the recruiting process even when they may be recruiting for international positions.

Below are a few easy-to-implement ideas for using global conference calls in your human resources department.

  • Use conference calls to get a better understanding of the type of candidate each manager is looking for. While an email or formal request to fill a position can provide you with a general, or even highly detailed, idea of the position that needs to be filled, sometimes a conversation is necessary to get a solid understanding about what each manager is looking for in a candidate. It’s not unusual for two or more individuals to have their own requirements. A quick conference call can bring the key decision makers together, even if they are scattered across the world, to define the position’s qualifications.
  • Use a conference call to discuss your recruiting requirements with temporary staffing agencies. If you use staffing agencies to fill temporary or permanent positions, you may find it helpful to gather your colleagues into a group audio call with your account representative from the agency.
  • Use conference calls to pre-screen candidates worldwide. As applications and resumes begin flowing in, you’re sure to find some qualified candidates. However, some may be located on the other side of world. For the most promising candidates, you may want to conduct a quick initial interview via an audio or video conference call before inviting select candidates to a formal interview.
  • Review MP3 recordings of your screening calls and interviews to help your team make a hiring decision. It’s smart to record your initial interviews so that you can review them later. Not only that, you could share the recordings with those involved in making the hiring decision (assuming they did not join the conference call when it originally took place). Knowing that you have a recording of the conference call to fall back on, you may also find that you’re better able to actively listen to the job applicant. Spend less time taking notes, and more time conversing.

While you could pick up any office phone and call applicants directly, having a Canada conference calling plan allows you to bring more people, like direct supervisors, managers, and agency representatives, into the conversation.

With our pay-as-you-go international conferencing service, participants can be located anywhere and join simply by dialing a toll free or local phone number. Since the plan is contract-free, you can use it as needed, paying only for the minutes used and nothing more. Our services are filled with must-have tools like MP3 recording, a mobile app, a live online conference viewer, crisp sound quality, and much more. Give our global conference calling service a try by signing up for a pay-as-you-go plan today.

By figuring out your anticipated conference calling costs on a per minute basis, not only will you be able to get a better idea about the total cost of your teleconference, you may also be more conscientious about enforcing time limits during the conference call.  You may realize just how affordable conference calls are compared to other meeting methods, and host them more often to get things done.

Discover just how affordable global conference calls are by using our pay-as-you-go teleconferencing service. There are no monthly fees, no minimum usage requirements, no contracts, and no surprises.

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Why US Businesses Make Canada Conference Calls and Vice Versa

Merger acquisition conference callsSo, you’ve signed up for a US-Canada conference calling service.

Now what? While you may have initially signed up for a specific purpose, such as interacting with colleagues or partners across the border, there are many opportunities for group audio calls involving participants within your own country or across both countries.

Below are just a few ideas to get you started.

Traditional Business Conference Calls

Canada and US business professionals are accustomed to using conference calls as a routine part of business. When you have vendors, partners, contractors, customers, and other contacts with whom you’d like to speak in a group setting, a conference call is the perfect choice. When participants are from both USA and Canada, our conference calling service makes coordinating, managing, and participating in these traditional conference calls a simple matter.

Expanding Your Teleseminars to Canada

Many US consultants, coaches, trainers, and motivational speakers hold regular teleseminars using audio conferencing tools. However, why restrict your audience to the United States only? If it makes sense for your business, you could use our Canada toll free conference calling service to expand your teleseminars into Canada. It’s just as easy as holding a US conference call for you and for your audience members.

For example, those in the United States may join your conference calls by dialing a local or toll free number. Meanwhile, those in Canada will do the same, except their local numbers will be specific to Canadian cities instead of American ones. Cost variances are minimal and our rates for both countries are extremely competitive.

Informational Conference Calls

Do you need to relay information to a group of potential bidders in USA and Canada? Conference calls are one way to broadcast your RFQ information to a large group in a single session. Not only can you have as many as 150 participants from USA and Canada join you in an informational conference call, you could also record the conference and make the MP3 recording available for bidders to listen to at their leisure.

Business Mergers & Acquisitions

Entering into a merger or acquisition requires a great deal of communication between business owners, brokers, attorneys, M&A consultants, and other key players. Who’s to say everyone will be conveniently located in USA? Imagine a software company merger involving a firm in Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Though geographically close, you’ll need a US – Canada conferencing solution to ensure that your group audio call is easy and convenient for all attendees to join.

Family Conference Calls

Do you have family members scattered across Canada and the United States? Whether planning a family reunion, coordinating the care of an elderly parent or grandparent, or simply enjoying one another’s company during the holidays, a US – Canada conference call can bring everyone together in a single phone call.

With our contract-free conferencing plans, you can host US – Canada conference calls as needed for any number of use cases. Since you pay only for the minutes used, you don’t need to worry about maximizing your plan — it’s already maximized based on how you use it. Sign up for an account today and begin interacting with your group based on your needs.

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What does pay-as-you-go mean?

Pay as you goPros and Cons of Pay-As-You-Go Conference Calling

Pay-as-you-go pricing models have become increasingly popular in the telecommunications industry.

Is it the right choice as far as business conference calling goes?  It could be. Check out the pros and cons listed below.

  • You pay only for the time you and your conference attendees spend in conference calls. With pay-as-you-go pricing, there are no recurring fees or minimum usage requirements. Thus, on months where you don’t use the service, you don’t pay. Verdict: PRO!
  • There’s no long-term contract. If you company makes a very high volume of conference calls on a regular basis, you might get a better deal by signing up for long-term contract. However, there’s that long-term contract to consider — and you may be surprised to find out that pay-as-you-go per minute rates are competitive with contracted plans. What happens if the audio quality of the service is bad? What if attendees from Canada cannot join your USA conference call? What if you find that you don’t actually use the service as much as you thought you would use it? What if the service is unreliable, or worse, unusable? That’s a lot of “what if’s,” and with a contract, you’re stuck until the term is over. If you’d rather not deal with contracts, pay-as-you-go is the way to go. Verdict: PRO!
  • Pay-as-you-go rates are competitive. Our USA and Canada conference calling rates are mere pennies per minute. Even our highest rate for local Canada access is just 2.9 cents per minute. Local USA access is just 1.7 cents per minute. By the time you overpay for a conference calling plan with minutes you don’t use, you may find that your contracted plan is more expensive than you realized. Verdict: PRO!
  • Pay-as-you-go conference calling providers in the US and Canada need to be competitive, thus they include advanced features to be as competitive as possible. In a competitive landscape like the telecommunications industry, being competitive isn’t just about having the cheapest rates; it’s also about being an exceptional value. Our conference calling plans are packed with the most advanced features and are powered by modern, reliable telecom networks and infrastructure. Live operators are available around the clock, too. Verdict: PRO!

Hmmn, we’re having a tough time thinking of any cons involved with pay-as-you-go conference calling. In fact, since there are no contracts and no penalties for canceling the service, even if you were completely unhappy, you can move on, no questions asked. Your satisfaction is important to us though, so we welcome your feedback.

The pros clearly outweigh the cons of pay-as-you-go pricing for USA and Canada conference calls. Whether you expect to make a lot of conference calls for just a few here and there, consider giving our service a try. We’re confident that you’ll find that going this route is a great choice.

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Using International Conferencing for Latvia Team Members

Latvia Riga Daugava BridgeWhether you travel to Latvia frequently or infrequently, when in the country, you may realize you need to hold a group audio call with your colleagues back home. Perhaps you’re in your home country, but some of your team members are in Latvia.

You may even have participants from various countries around the world. This can cause some concern if you don’t have a plan, or it could be a non-issue thanks to our international conferencing plans with local and toll free access numbers for more than 100 countries including Latvia.

Activating an International Conference Calling Account is Easy

We make it easy to sign up for and activate international conference calling accounts. Once you’ve done so, you can host international conference calls with attendees around the world.

Using Our International Conference Calling Accounts is Even Easier

As the host of a Latvia conference call, you’ll first need to determine when to hold your first conference call and then invite attendees. Everyone will use a phone number that is local to their own countries in order to join your global conference call. For example, those in Latvia will dial a Latvian phone number or a toll free Latvian phone number. Those in other countries will be given access numbers for their own countries. This makes dialing and joining an international conference call as friction-free as possible for your participants.

We include free tools and advanced features to ensure that your global conference calls go without a hitch. Start by using either the online live conference viewer or downloading the free Connect app. These tools allow you to:

  • Dial attendees directly, manually joining them into your conference calls
  • Mute and unmute individual phone lines to keep ambient noise from interfering with your conversations
  • Lock your conference calls to prevent interruptions or unauthorized entry
  • Record your international conference calls
  • And more…

Communicating with Your International Colleagues is as Easy as Ever

Hosting a global conference call in Latvia, or any other country for that matter, may sound intimidating at first, but it’s easy. There’s no special equipment required other than a standard or mobile phone. Virtually any phone can be used including soft and VoIP phones. There are no complicated dialing conventions to figure out or software to download. Simply dial a local or toll free number, enter the conference room PIN, and communicate with your colleagues from around the world.

Our Latvia global conference calls are carried over modern fiber optic telecommunications networks (PSTN not VoIP) to ensure optimal voice quality and unsurpassed reliability. The sound quality is phenomenal. Though oceans may separate you, it won’t sound that way.

Communicating with Your International Colleagues is as Affordable as Ever

Our pay-as-you-go global conferencing accounts are ideal for businesses of all sizes, including small teams. You pay only for what you use, and there are no contracts to sign, no minimum usage requirements, no surprise fees, no costly add-ons, and no penalties if you cancel. Our rates are extremely competitive, too.

If your business crosses borders, you need a plan, a global conference calling plan.

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Using Conference Calls to Improve Customer Service and Get Things Done

We’ve all encountered the blame game, and it’s frustrating because nothing seems to get accomplished. With multiple service providers or parties involved, the blame game becomes an exercise in frustration. They have an immediate out because the other party is involved and easy to blame.

And, here’s where the frustration sets in: they tell you to call the other party who tells you to call the other party.

Whether you’re a consumer, an internal customer, or a business manager who wants to improve customer service, conference calls can play an important role in stopping the blame game and getting things done.

How US and Canada Individuals Can Use Conference Calls to Solve Problems

As a consumer facing an issue that likely involves more than one party, you could use our pay-as-you-go conference calling plan to initiate your first phone call to the main party. As soon as the customer service representative tells you that you will need to call some other party, such as a hardware manufacturer, you can let them know that you will be doing just that — but by joining that person to the existing call.

Our USA and Canada conferencing plans make it easy to stay within the existing conference and then join a new person into it. You can use this same strategy within your organization when trying to get to the bottom of an issue.

By bringing everyone involved together into a group audio call, the blame game becomes much more difficult and you, the customer, should have a better customer service experience as a result.

How US and Canada Organizations Can Use Conference Calls to Improve Their Own Customer Service

Ideally, however, customers should not need to take matters into their own hands. If you want to improve customer service within your own organization, empowering your customer service team with USA and Canada conference calling services can help. As needed, they can schedule conference calls with all of the parties involved.

Instead of passing the blame to the other party, which may or may not be the case, your CSRs can stay involved to make sure that the customer ends up speaking to the correct person whether within your organization or externally. We provide local and toll free access numbers for locations across USA and Canada as well as allow the call’s moderator to manually join individuals to conference calls on demand.

For example, if a CSR determines that multiple parties need to be consulted in order to resolve the customer’s problem, he or she could ask the customer for about 5 to 10 minutes to gather the appropriate representatives from the various companies into a group audio call. The CSR could then ask for the customer’s call back number and manually join the customer into the conference call once all participants have joined.

With this approach, customers won’t have to sit on hold, work their way through a phone tree, or re-tell their entire story to a new CSR. Meanwhile, the customer’s problem can be worked through in a much more expedient manner.

Are you using USA or Canada conference calls to solve customer problems? Give our pay-as-you-go conference calling service a try today.

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Building Rapport During USA and Canada Conference Calls

USA and Canada Conference CallsOne of the many benefits of holding regular conference calls in the United States or Canada is the opportunity to build stronger relationships with your contacts. By hosting frequent group audio calls with your group, people will become more familiar — even if you never actually meet in person.

Even if you’ll rarely interact, you can use conference calls to build rapport before digging into the matter at hand. Use the tips below to build rapport with others during your conference calls.

  • Arrive a few minutes before the conference call’s start time and chat with other early arrivals. If you’re the moderator of the call, you should be the first one. Greet participants as they arrive, ideally by name. Our live conference viewer will display contact details as your attendees join the call. Because there’s always a chance that others will join the call in the midst of your conversation, make sure to keep the small talk focused on safe topics like the weather, sports, or your favorite local hikes.
  • Start the conference call off with a short icebreaker or introductions. As the moderator of the call, ask each person by name to briefly introduce themselves, their position, and where they’re calling from. This can be fun, especially if your callers are from locations all over USA and Canada. If you have a larger group, this is less practical. However, you could still do quick group introductions. For example, you might say something like, “We have the human resources team from our Miami office on the line as well as team members from our Los Angeles, Cleveland, Montreal, and Toronto offices.
  • Find common ground and neutral territory. For some of your more intense conference calls, such as contracts negotiations or a mediation, initial small talk can help you find some common ground, or at least neutral territory. For example, talks may become less adversarial if it turns out that you and the other party attended the same university or grew up in the same town.
  • Keep small talk and introductions brief. While you can use conference calls to build rapport, do so in small doses. Keep your eye on the main purpose of the call and quickly get down to business.
  • Build a Q&A session in each of your conference calls. Not only does this provide you with an opportunity to clarify earlier discussions and answer questions, people who were not formally slated on the agenda to speak will have the chance to talk.
  • Ask questions of your own. If no one has questions or the few questions that do get asked are handled promptly, use the extra time to ask your own questions. Prepare a short list of questions you’d like to ask of each group on the call and then either ask a specific person by name what they think or refer to one of the sub-groups. For example, “Can someone from human resources explain this in layman’s terms?”

USA and Canada conference calls are ideal for connecting with others and building stronger relationships while also taking care of business thanks to their real-time nature.

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International Conference Calling with Attendees in the country of Georgia

Tbilisi GeorgiaCommunicating with people in different countries has gotten easier and cheaper over the years, but it still has its challenges. While you may have some affordable systems in place for one-to-one communications, what happens when you need to collaborate with a diverse group located in countries like Georgia?

International conference calling shines in situations like these. For example, if you’re in the United States but have attendees located in Georgia and other European nations, you can host a group audio call using our pay-as-you-go global conferencing service. For US callers, regional or toll free access numbers will be provided. For your attendees in Georgia, they’ll receive Georgia-specific access numbers. People in other countries can join your call too, using access numbers unique to their countries.

By providing global access numbers to your attendees in Georgia and other countries, you make it much easier and more affordable for them to participate in your group audio calls. For example:

  • If you provide toll free access numbers, Georgia attendees can join without incurring any international toll charges.
  • If you provide local access numbers in Georgia, some attendees may incur local toll charges depending on their proximity to that particular local calling area.
  • Both toll free and local access numbers in Georgia provide a sense of familiarity. Your attendees can simply dial into your global conference calls without having to think about country exit codes or international prefixes. The phone number will look like any other phone number in Georgia to them.
  • You can dial attendees in Georgia directly, if desired, using moderator dial out. This option is a great choice if you’d like to bring an attendee into the call once it’s in progress.

Not only does our pay-as-you-go international conferencing solution allow callers from Georgia and around the world to participate in your global conference calls quickly, easily, and affordability, it also does so with advanced features and crystal clear sound quality.

  • Modern PSTN telecom networks route all callers over fiber optic systems for the best audio quality. Even if callers are on the other side of the globe, you’ll be able to hear them perfectly.
  • Advanced features like MP3 call recording, auto-generated attendance reports, moderator dial-out, live conference viewer, and our free Connect app ensure that everything you need to host your own global conference calls is readily available.
  • There’s no software to download or special hardware to buy or configure. Simply use a standard or mobile phone and begin collaborating with attendees in Georgia and beyond.
  • Our Georgia international conference calling service is contract free, so you can use it on your terms, not ours. Whether you make hundreds of global calls each month or a handful every few months is up to you. You’ll only pay for the actual minutes you use.

Holding international conference calls with attendees in Georgia, and around the world, is easy with our pay-as-you-go global conferencing plans. If you want a flexible, high quality international conferencing solution with competitive rates and advanced features, sign up for a contract-free plan today.

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Why Use Global Conferencing to Communicate with Lebanon Teams?

Beirut LebanonIf you have a team based in Lebanon and other countries, you have several viable options for group communications including phone calls, online collaboration apps, email, discussion boards, and web conferences. Often overlooked, but highly valuable and affordable, are global conference calls.

With all the other communications methods at your disposal, why use global conference calls? Each method has its time and place, with some being better suited for specific tasks than others. Global conference calls are ideal for a variety of activities such as:

  • Weekly status meetings
  • Crisis resolution
  • Decision making meetings
  • Project collaboration
  • Brainstorming
  • Negotiations
  • Settlements
  • Interviews

What To Look for in a Global Conference Calling Service in Lebanon

Global conferencing doesn’t require any special hardware or software, but you’ll need a reliable international conference calling service provider supporting Lebanon and other the countries you anticipate calling. With that in mind, here are some key features to look for when choosing a global conference calling solution for your team:

  • Toll free and local access numbers for the countries involved — We offer worldwide access numbers to more than 150 countries with various options including toll free, local, and dial out access.
  • Crystal clear audio quality — Our international conferencing service uses fiber optic PSTN technologies rather than the less reliable VoIP. This is a crucial difference that indirectly impacts the success of your Lebanon conference calls. With VoIP, delays, stutters, echoes, noise, buzzing, chatter, and dropped calls interfere with your conversations. With PSTN, voices are transported around the globe using tried-and-true technology that works. The sound quality is pristine with our global conferencing service.
  • Competitive rates — Though VoIP is generally thought of as being the lower cost option for making cheap phone calls, you may be surprised. Check out our competitive international conference calling rates for Lebanon and other countries around the world.
  • Flexible plans — You never know when you might need to host an international conference call, making flexible plans a must. For example, you may hold Lebanon conference calls every day at the beginning of a project before they begin to taper off to weekly, monthly, or even quarterly events. Pay-as-you-go plans are the most flexible option, especially when you choose our pay-as-you-go global conferencing plan that has no monthly fees, no minimums, and contracts.
  • Advanced features — As with many processes, technology has changed how we make conference calls. It’s no longer necessary to huddle around a speakerphone or use a sophisticated PBX system to join multiple parties into a single call. Some of the advanced features we include with every international conferencing plan include: MP3 call recordings, live online conference viewer, moderator dial-out, and a free mobile app. Prefer non-technical features? No problem, we have live operators who work around the clock to assist as needed.

Whether you need to host a single Lebanon global conference call or plan on hosting regular international conference calls, our worldwide teleconferencing plans are the most flexible, high quality choice you’ll find.

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International Conference Calls Involving Sierra Leone

Bo City Sierra LleoneInternational Conference Calls Involving Sierra Leone

Like many sub-Saharan countries, Sierra Leone does not have a toll free international conference calling access number or an in-country access number under our pay-as-you-go international conference calling plan.

However, you can easily host global conference calls from Sierra Leone or with participants located in Sierra Leone using our service. While it’s possible to dial our conference bridge directly, we have a couple of alternative connection methods that you may find more appealing:

  • Use the free Connect app — The Connect app is free, and it will automatically connect you or a participant using the app to your international conference calls. It initiates the connection over a traditional PSTN phone line, and it handles all of the dialing including exit codes and country codes. This makes joining your Sierra Leone global conference call a simple matter of tapping an icon. Meanwhile, you’ll be billed our low “dial out” rates, resulting in an affordable connection, too. You can also use the app to record your Sierra Leone conference calls or dial attendees and join them into the call.  View details about the global Connect App here.
  • Use the Included Dial-Out feature — If the host of the call is in one of the included toll-free countries, simply have them dial-out to your phone in Sierra Leone.  You can be immediately added to the call.  Learn more about the dial-out feature here.
  • Ask for operator assistance — Our live, US-based operators are available 24/7 to help attendees and hosts in Sierra Leone and around the world. Simply ask for help and they will quickly and efficiently join participants into your international conference calls.

Our Sierra Leone conference calling plans are offered on a no-contract, pay-as-you-go basis, making it possible to hold as many or as few international conference calls as you’d like without a long-term commitment. Sign up for a Sierra Leone global conferencing plan today.

About Sierra Leone

The Republic of Sierra Leone is located in West Africa along the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by Guinea and Liberia and his home to 5,879,098 people. In the 17th century, the British set up a timber and ivory trading post in the area. This trading post eventually evolved to include slave trading. Sierra Leon eventually became a destination for black loyalists from Nova Scotia and freed slaves.

In 1961, Sierra Leone gained its independence. From 1991 to 2002, Sierra Leone suffered through a civil war that killed tens of thousands and displaced about a third of the country’s population. This civil war coincided with a civil war taking place next door in Liberia. After more than 15 years of peacekeeping in Sierra Leone, the United Nations closed its Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone in 2014.

Sierra Leone is a very poor country facing many challenges such as Ebola, corruption, lack of infrastructure, and unemployment. About half of the population works in subsistence agriculture. Sierra Leone has abundant natural resources such as iron ore, diamonds, rutile, and other minerals along with both agricultural and fishery resources. The country is susceptible to international price fluctuations affecting its main exports of iron ore and diamonds.

Sierra Leone is one of the world’s top 10 diamond producing countries but has struggled to fully leverage diamond mining and exports. During the civil war, the controversial blood diamond trade flourished with diamond sales funding weapon purchases.

The Ebola epidemic has taken its toll on Sierra Leone’s economy by forcing the government to spend more on health care, deterring foreign investment, and disrupting several industries. It’s been reported that there were more deaths from medical neglect than from Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Telecommunications in Sierra Leone

In 2014, according to CIA World Factbook, Sierra Leone had 16,500 fixed line phone subscribers for a telephone density of less than one subscriber for every 100 people. That same year, Sierra Leone had 4.8 million mobile phone subscribers for a mobile phone density of 83 subscribers for every 100 people.

The CIA World Factbook rates Sierra Leone’s telephone service as marginal with poor infrastructure. Freetown is connected to Bo and Kenema via a national microwave radio relay trunk system. The country has one satellite earth station. In early 2013, Sierra Leone gained access to the ACE submarine cable which has improved the country’s international bandwidth and is bringing down costs.

According to Budde.com.au, the country’s telecommunications infrastructure has also suffered from neglect after the war. The fixed line incumbent in Sierra Leone is Sierratel, a state-owned entity. Sierratel also operates a mobile network providing 3G services and fixed-wireless access and broadband Internet services. In all, Sierra Leone has multiple mobile operators providing competition in the mobile sector. These include: Africell SL, Airtel, Comium Sierra Leone, and Sierra Leone Telecommunications Company.

Just 1.5 percent of Sierra Leone’s population, or 85,600 people, used the Internet in 2014.

Making International Phone Calls to or from Sierra Leone

In order to call someone in Sierra Leone, you will first dial your country’s exit code followed by Sierra Leone’s country code of 232. From there, dial the phone number.

In order to call someone in another country from within Sierra Leone, dial 00 first, which is the exit code for Sierra Leone. Next, dial the other country’s international country code followed by the phone number.

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How Host Global Conference Calls Between USA and Hungary

Budapest HungaryHosting a business conference call between two countries such as USA and Hungary often proves to be more challenging that you might initially think.

If you rarely host international conference calls, you may find yourself scrambling at the last minute when participants from Hungary either can’t get through using the toll free number you’ve provided or opt not to join in because of international long distance costs.

Two Common Obstacles for Global Conference Calls

Hungary attendees can’t simply dial the same toll free number your USA participants dial for one simple reason: toll free numbers are regional. They do not work internationally. In some cases, you could ask your service provider for a direct phone number for the conference bridge and give that access number to your participants in Hungary as a last minute alternative. The problem with this last-ditch effort is that it puts the burden of paying for the conference call on your attendees. They will have legitimate concerns about costs. This uncertainty, even if the costs ultimate end up being minimal, is enough to prevent some people from joining in.

A Better Way to Host Global USA-Hungary Conference Calls

Fortunately, there’s an inexpensive answer to this problem: use our pay-as-you-go global conferencing plan. Hungary and USA global conference calls work beautifully once you have a plan purpose-built for international group audio calls. With our pay-as-you-go plans, you can:

  • Host global conference calls with participants in Hungary, USA, and other countries around the world
  • Get toll free or local access numbers specific to more than 150 countries
  • Pay only for the minutes you use
  • Host global conference calls on the fly (no reservations needed)
  • Get 24/7 live assistance from US-based operators
  • Enjoy crystal clear audio connections (we use PSTN fiber optic networks, not VoIP)
  • Gain access to competitive international conference calling rates
  • Invite up to 250 participants from around the globe
  • Add remote attendees using the “dial out” feature
  • Record your Hungary global conference calls
  • Use the free app or online live conference viewer
  • Secure your global conference calls with PINs and a lock feature
  • Use any phone to collaborate with international contacts

Why Choose a Pay-As-You-Go Plan?

Our pay-as-you-go plan has the same advanced features you’ll find on expensive monthly plans, but without the monthly fees and long-term contracts. There’s simply no reason to lock your business into a long-term plan. If you host global conference calls infrequently, you’ll appreciate the flexibility of our contract-free global conference calls. For example, if you go several months without needing to host a global conference call, you won’t pay a penny. Meanwhile, should the need arise, our service is ready to be used and you’ll be billed per minute, per participant at some of the most competitive rates available.

Browse our list of countries and international conference calling rates and sign up for a contract-free account today. Having a plan in place means that when you need to host a USA to Hungary global conference call, you’ll be ready.

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Use a Honduras Virtual Number to Create a Local Presence in Honduras

Roatan HondurasDoing business internationally is becoming more common, even for individual consultants, agents, and business professionals. While you might not have the budget of an international company, you can use global virtual numbers to establish a local presence in different countries such as Honduras, for example. Here’s how this strategy works.

  • Using a toll free phone number in Honduras, and then forwarding those calls to your main phone in another country is a cost-effective way to communicate. Global virtual toll free phone numbers are designed to be local to the the country Honduras, which ensures that your callers from Honduras won’t get stuck with an expensive phone bill when calling your office. Our competitive international call forwarding rates ensure that your costs will be reasonable as well. Plus, we offer pre-paid monthly plans with optional rollover minutes for all of our Honduras global virtual numbers.
  • Using a Honduras toll free virtual phone number makes you look like a local business professional. Global virtual numbers provide you with an instant dose of locality without requiring you to have an actual physical presence in the country. To callers, it will look as though you have an office in Honduras thanks to the toll free nature of the phone number. However, you will receive those calls in your home country or whichever phone you decide to accept the calls on.
  • Local toll free phone numbers help to ease consumers fears of doing business with someone from another country. In general, toll free numbers are considered more professional than non-toll free numbers. By getting a local Honduras toll free call forwarding number rather than requiring your clients and prospects to dial an international phone number, you are showing your professionalism while subtly reassuring them that you are committed to being of service. Though you may not be in their country often, you are readily available via a toll free phone call. You’ll likely find that many people appreciate this small gesture and feel more comfortable doing business with you because you’ve made the effort to establish a local presence in Honduras.

How to Order a Honduras Virtual Phone Number

We make ordering a toll free Honduras virtual phone number a simple matter — and with no worries on your part thanks to our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and no contract service. Simply choose a Honduras toll free number, enter your “ring to” number which can be any phone number in the world, and pick the number of monthly minutes you want. We offer fast activation so that you can begin using your Honduras call forwarding number as quickly as possible.

Our affordable, contract-free monthly global virtual phone number plans are ideal for business professionals and companies of all sizes that need a convenient and local way for callers in Honduras to reach them.

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Using Global Virtual Phone Numbers in Greece

Athens Greece AcropolisWith its central location between Europe, Asia, and Africa, Greece is a popular business and leisure destination.

Whether you do business in Greece or visit its islands frequently, it may make sense to use global virtual phone numbers in Greece to more easily communicate with your Greek family members, business partners, or customers.

Common International Calling Problems

In Greece, as with other countries around the world, phone numbers follow a prescribed numbering convention. Phone numbers within Greece are generally recognized as being Greek while international phone numbers look quite different. For example, if you have customers in Greece but give them a New York phone number to call, they’ll immediately realize that the number you just gave them is not local to their country.

This poses several problems:

  • First, your business is immediately perceived as being an outsider.
  • Second, the non-Greek phone number creates a dialing barrier between your callers and you. They may need to look up their country’s exit code or ask an operator for assistance.
  • Finally, your callers will likely have a legitimate concern about how much it’s going to cost them to call you in another country.

How Can a Greece Global Virtual Phone Number Help?

You can solve these common problems with a Greece global virtual phone number. A virtual phone number is a special, non-physical phone number similar to your typical toll free number. However, it’s not necessarily toll free. Since the phone number is virtual, you can designate the phone that it will ring to.

With a global virtual phone number, you can get a virtual phone number for a specific country, like Greece, and then designate the ring to number to a phone located in another country, like USA. Thus, in this example, your callers in Greece would dial a Greek phone number, but you’d answer the phone somewhere in the United States.

With a Greece virtual phone number, you can solve all of the problems listed above. Because the number looks just like any other phone number in Greece, your business in no longer immediate perceived as being an outsider. Callers do not need to figure out how to make an international phone call because the global virtual phone number is local to them (or toll free as the case may be). International calling costs are no longer a concern to your callers with a virtual phone number for Greece because the number is either local or toll free to their country.

Sign Up for a Greece Virtual Phone Number

Global virtual phone numbers are ideal for businesses that have customers or partners in Greece as well as for individuals who need a convenient and affordable method for staying in touch with their international family members and friends.

We offer toll free and city-specific international virtual phone numbers for Greece on a no contract basis. This is a high quality, feature-rich service with exceptional audio quality and competitive rates. With a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, no contract, and no cancellation fee, there’s no reason not to try our global virtual phone number service. If you love it, keep using it.

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Location Centric Conference Calls and International Access Numbers

Location Centric Conference CallingInternational companies that have branch offices in dozens of countries utilize our service to deploy everything from  regional conference calls to  calls with all hands globally joining the call.

These international conference calls may take place weekly or monthly.  The purpose of the global conference calls could be for collaboration with offshore partners, branch office communications, international press conferences, bidding conferences, annual board meetings that include offshore investors, etc.

The overseas guests for these calls usually dial-in to the international conferencing bridge with an access number that’s local to them but sometimes they may be located in a country that is not served by the current conference call company of the user enterprise.

While our standard offering has more than enough toll-free and local global access numbers (150) for most geographical situations, additional city specific access numbers may be available upon request.

The ability to add local access numbers in distant countries to your account allows you to build your own network for your international collaboration as you may require.

What to do if no access number exists now for your remote office?

One solution is to have participants call-in to a U.S. number to connect to the conferencing bridge.  The other is to use the included dial-out feature which works well but can be a burden on the chairperson’s staff due to the extra step.  Having the invitee dial-in to the U.S. access number can translate into a big expense for the attendee from their local phone company to call the U.S. from, for example, Nairobi or Uganda or any number of other remote countries.

If the calls are regularly planned conference calls, a solution may be to buy a private dedicated international access number.  (ask aitelephone.com about your requirement)

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Create a Local Presence in Asia with a Hong Kong Virtual Phone Number

Hong Kong City ViewAs the financial heart of Asia, Hong Kong is one of the world’s top financial centers. If you’re looking to establish a business presence in Asia, Hong Kong is a good starting point — and you can easily begin with a virtual Hong Kong phone number.

Why Get a Hong Kong Virtual Phone Number?

By ordering a Hong Kong virtual phone number, your business will instantly look as though it has a branch office in Asia. Yet, you can have the calls forwarded to your office in the United States or any other country. Your existing staff can handle the calls from your existing office.

There’s no need to rent office space in a Hong Kong skyscraper or go through the hassles of building an offshore team.


With a virtual global phone number, your callers in Hong Kong can reach you conveniently and without incurring expensive international toll charges. You can even set up the virtual phone number like a PBX system, allowing your callers to follow voice prompts in order to be transferred to the appropriate department, person, or voicemail. Whether you run a large company or a small business, your virtual phone number adds professional credibility and the prestige of a Hong Kong business location.

No-Contract Hong Kong Virtual Phone Numbers

Our monthly global virtual phone number plans allow you to get a Hong Kong international call forwarding number on a month-to-month basis without having to sign a contract. This is perfect for testing the Asian market, short-term projects, and for tracking the effectiveness of advertising campaigns in Hong Kong. You can keep your virtual number by renewing each month, or cancel at any time without penalty.

Our global virtual numbers for Hong Kong come with advanced features like:

  • Local ring tones
  • Fax forwarding
  • Voice response systems
  • PBX
  • Select country forwarding
  • Sequential forwarding
  • Time of day routing
  • Voicemail
  • Voicemail to email
  • Custom greetings
  • API on demand
  • Optional rollover minutes
  • Optional call recording
  • PSTN networks with superior audio quality compared to VoIP
  • 100 percent satisfaction guarantee

Choose a Toll Free or National Virtual Phone Number for Hong Kong

Getting started is easy. Simply choose whether you prefer a toll free or national (+852) global virtual phone number for Hong Kong. Next, enter your destination phone number. This is the number where all of your Hong Kong calls will ring to. This phone number can be located virtually anywhere in the world, and you can change it as desired.

From there, choose your monthly plan, which is based on the number of minutes you expect to use for the month. You can change your plan each month. For example, if you expect a low volume initially, choose the Basic plan. You can always upgrade as your call volume goes up.

Whether you plan on using a Hong Kong global virtual phone number for a few weeks or for many years, our flexible plans, advanced features, and exceptional audio quality set our service apart. Sign up for a Hong Kong virtual number today.

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Improving Team Collaboration in Germany with Global Conference Calls

Germany Frankfurt Am MainVirtual teams are often international teams, making global conference calls an important communications tool.

If you have team members in Germany who need to join your group audio calls, you’ll soon find that our pay-as-you-go global conferencing service is the perfect choice.

Here’s why.

Global Conference Calls are Better than Chats and Email for Team Collaboration in Many Situations

Instant messaging, group chats, and emails all have their time and place, and they have little to no costs associated with them. However, there are certain situations where teams need to talk. For example, a quick 10-minute international conference call can be used to get answers, brainstorm solutions, or nail down a timeline for a project’s most crucial milestones.

Everyone, whether in USA or Germany or somewhere else in the world, will have heard the same information, had their voices heard, and had the opportunity to contribute their ideas. In contrast, emails and group chats can quickly become hard to manage; it can take hours, if not days, for everyone to weigh in; and they’re not the best medium for group meetings.

Overcoming the Challenges Involved in Hosting Global Conference Calls

Germany, USA, Australia, Japan, and other countries around the world all have their own country and exit codes. They use different dialing conventions, and their toll free numbers only work in their designated regions. All of these telephone dialing differences make calling someone in another country challenging from the beginning. Plus, cost concerns are legitimate.

Our global conferencing plans allow you to host international conference calls with participants from around the world. For example, if half of your team is located in the United States and the half is located in Germany, global conference calls using our pay-as-you-go service are as easy as dialing a local number.

  • Germany conference call participants will dial a German phone number to join your call. It’s simple, familiar, and inexpensive to your attendees. In fact, you can even opt for toll free German global conference call access so they can join group audio call without incurring any toll charges.
  • USA conference call participants will dial a US phone number, which can be either specific to a city or toll free.

Our low per minute rates for more than 100 countries around the world are highly competitive — and we offer our global conferencing plans on a pay-as-you-go basis with no contracts, no monthly fees, and no penalties for non-use or cancellation.

Another challenge with global calls of any type, including group audio calls, involves sound quality. You need to be able to hear one another without struggling. Where other services rely on cheap and unreliable VoIP, our global conference calling service uses PSTN fiber optic networks (plain old phone service) and the same conference bridge technology used by AT&T for the best audio quality and reliability. Our sound quality is superior, allowing you to communicate with your colleagues from Germany as if they were in the same building and not half a world away.

With ready access to our global conferencing tools, you can collaborate with your international team as needed, when needed. While you can certainly preschedule global conference calls or set up recurring calls, you can also hold a conference on the fly without having to make a reservation.

Our pay-as-you-go plans include advanced features, such as MP3 audio recordings and live online conference call management tools, to help you improve the way you and your teammates collaborate with one another.

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Is it Time to Get a Global Virtual Number for Lithuania?

Vilnius Vilna LithuaniaIf you interact with people in Lithuania on a regular basis, it may be time to simplify communications by ordering a global virtual number.

Lithuania numbers that your contacts can dial within their country appear to be like any other local or toll free numbers they use. However, since these numbers are actually global virtual phone numbers, their calls will be forwarded to the phone of your choice — anywhere in the world. Here’s what you need to know about using global virtual phone numbers in Lithuania.

Why Get Global Virtual Numbers in the First Place?

Virtual phone numbers take international dialing out of the equation. For example, if your business serves customers in Lithuania, having a local phone presence is reassuring to them. There’s no need for them to worry about how to reach a company located in another country — or question the potential cost of making such a phone call. If you want to further reassure your customers, you can provide toll free virtual phone numbers. The toll free number will be local to Lithuania, yet the calls will be sent to your office in another country.

Global virtual phone numbers are commonly used for:

  • Creating a local business presence
  • Providing vendors, partners, and other contacts with an in-country means of reaching you anywhere in the world
  • Providing family members with a cheap way to contact you

Global Virtual Number Features

Our global virtual numbers include a variety of features that give you greater control over how you can be reached.

Lithuania Virtual Numbers ExamplesGlobal virtual numbers are not tied to a single phone line. You can change the “ring to” number as needed. For example, you may want calls to go to your main office most of the time. However, on the weekends, it may be advantageous to route the Lithuania calls to your mobile phone. This is easy to do with our online account management tools. Likewise, you can set up your Lithuania call forwarding to automatically change the destination phone number based on the time of day.

Other features include:

  • Sequential call forwarding
  • Simultaneous ringing
  • Auto attendant
  • Voice response system / PBX features
  • Voicemail boxes
  • Voicemail to email
  • Fax forwarding
  • Select country forwarding
  • Local ringtones
  • Blacklisting
  • Whitelisting
  • API on demand
  • Optional call recording
  • Optional rollover minutes

Contract Free Global Virtual Phone Numbers in Lithuania

Getting a virtual phone number in Lithuania is easier than you may realize, even if you only need one for a short time period. Our contract-free global virtual phone numbers are offered month-to-month, allowing you to get a Lithuania virtual number for both short-term and long-term needs.

Whether you use the number for a month, a year, or many years is completely up to you. No matter which term is best for you, you’ll find that our advanced technology and features, superior audio quality, and competitive rates are among the best you’ll find. Our plans can shrink or expand as your needs change, too. Is it time to get a Lithuania virtual phone number?

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Using Global Call Forwarding Numbers for Israel Import / Export Business

Tel-aviv SunsetIsrael imports and exports billions of dollars of goods every year. Among its biggest exports are packaged medicament, refined petroleum, integrated circuits, and diamonds. Israel’s biggest imports are cars, diamonds, and crude oil.

No matter what industry your business is in, if you participate in international trade with partners in Israel, global call forwarding numbers are a convenient and affordable way to ensure that you can be easily reached.

For example, if you manufacture electronic goods and import integrated circuits from Israel, you’d expect your suppliers to call you if there were problems with your order or some unforeseen delay, right? However, what phone number are you giving your Israeli partners?

If it’s your standard toll free number for a company located in the United States, guess what? That phone number won’t work from Israel! That’s because toll free phone numbers only work in their own distinct calling regions. They are not built for facilitating international toll free phone calls.

Giving your suppliers your direct line can work, but your suppliers may not be comfortable dialing international phone numbers. Some phone systems may even restrict international phone calls, further tying the hands of your suppliers.

What if you export goods to Israel? You definitely need a convenient, affordable way for your trade partners to reach you. They’re your customers after all, but the same problems exist.

To counter these potential problems, consider getting a global virtual phone number for Israel. For example, if your supplier’s factory is in Tel Aviv, you can get a Tel Aviv local phone number for them to dial in order to reach you. Because the Tel Aviv number is actually a global virtual phone number, their calls will be call forwarded to your office in the United States (or wherever you designate the calls to ring to). We have global virtual phone numbers for other Israeli cities like Haifa, Beer Shiva, Hasharon, and Jerusalem as well as national toll free virtual phone numbers for Israel.

By ordering a global virtual phone number for your Israeli trade partners to use, you’ve removed a major obstacle to calling you or returning your phone calls. You can use your Israel global phone number throughout Israel, too. For example, if you have importers or multiple suppliers across Israel, you might be better off getting a toll free Israel virtual phone number and share it with them, too. You’ll also want to give it to any import / export authorities, warehouses, and transportation companies that you interact with in Israel.

Our global virtual phone numbers include advanced features such as fax forwarding, PBX and voice response systems, voicemail, customized greetings, time of day forwarding, and more. These features work together to enhance your credibility and make it easier to stay in communicate internationally.

With low monthly rates and contract-free plans, getting a global virtual phone number for Israel is good insurance in facilitating communication between you and your trade partners, import / export authorities, and logistics companies in Israel. Our Israel virtual call forwarding rates are competitive, and there are no contracts to sign. Whether you have a long-term deal or a one-time export arrangement, our month-to-month plans are perfect. Sign up for a global virtual number today.

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Hosting Finland International Conference Calls

Helsinki City at Night FinlandHighly integrated with the global economy, Finland’s manufacturing sector is largely focused on electronics, machinery, vehicles, engineered metals, forestry, and chemicals.

If your business has partners or suppliers based in Finland, international conference calls may become necessary at some point to build relationships, negotiate deals, or collaborate on various projects.

How to Host Your Own Finland International Conference Calls

Hosting a conference call with suppliers located in different countries has its challenges with one of the main ones being how to access the teleconference. For example, if you were to use a regular US-based conferencing service, your suppliers in Finland would be unable to access the call using the provided toll free number because that toll free number will only work in North America. The workaround, which is far from ideal, would be to have them dial the direct number — if available. Unfortunately, many will have trouble dialing in, and some may even refuse to join your conference call out of concerns about costly toll charges.

Fortunately, a better option exists for hosting Finland international conference calls: our pay-as-you-go international conference calling plan. Simply sign up for a pay-as-you-go plan and host international conference calls with participants from around the globe. Finland participants, for example, could dial into your global conference by dialing a toll free access number specific to Finland. We also have an access number for Helsinki if you prefer.

By hosting your own Finland conference calls using our global service, you can ensure that your contacts feel comfortable joining your conferences. There’s no need for them to worry about toll charges or how to dial a foreign phone number. Our convenient service takes those concerns out of the equation, which can lead to better participation in your calls.

Once you’ve signed up for a pay-as-you-go global conferencing plan, you can host your Finland group audio calls on demand or schedule them for a time in the future. We have an intuitive online portal for managing your conference calls as well as live operators (24/7) and a free Connect app.

Schedule your Finland conference call, invite participants, and prepare for your meeting. At the appointed time, everyone involved will dial an access number and enter the conference PIN. It’s that easy, especially since most everyone has access to a phone. There’s no software to download or equipment to buy.

If you’d like to add participants at some point during the call, you can easily do so using the moderator dial-out function. Other useful features include conference lock for added security and MP3 call recordings.

How Many People Can Participate in Your Finland Conference Calls?

As the host of the call, you can invite up to 250 attendees around the world to join your global conference calls whether they’re in Finland or located elsewhere. Whether you need to speak with a small group or a large one, our global rates are highly competitive and our audio quality is exceptional.

Since our international conferencing plans are available without a contract and on a pay-as-you-go basis request an account today, host your first conference call, and see if global conferencing is the right choice for your business.

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