Hosting Global Conference Calls from Malaysia

Whether you need to host a single global conference call from Malaysia or multiple calls throughout the year, you’ll appreciate the flexibility of our pay-as-you-go global conference calling plans.

Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers MalaysiaLocated in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is home to more than 30 million people. Whether you’re visiting the country temporarily or have a permanent office in Malaysia, our global conference calling service makes hosting global conference calls from Malaysia both easy and affordable.

Why Use an International Conference Calling Service to Host Global Conference Calls from Malaysia?

You may have a sophisticated PBX system with conferencing capabilities or access to a domestic conference calling service. However, with international conference calls, these systems force participants to dial international phone numbers in order to participate in the call. This could cause a host of problems including: trouble connecting, delays in joining the call due to dialing issues, audio problems, international long distance tolls imposed on participants, dismal attendance, and even resentment.

Our Malaysia global conference calling service avoids these problems. You could host your international conference call from Malaysia, but issue national or toll free access numbers that are local to your participants’ countries. For example, your participants located in New Zealand would dial an access number local to New Zealand while your participants in Hong Kong would dial a Hong Kong access number.

Issuing international access numbers to join your Malaysia conference calls can result in:

  • Increased attendance — The access number will no longer be a barrier to joining your Malaysia global conference call.
  • Less confusion — Everyone will receive a familiar-looking access number. There’s no need to look up country codes or ask an international operator for help connecting to a foreign phone number.
  • Improved connections and sound quality — All of your international conference call’s participants will be joined together over a fiber optic PSTN telecommunications network known for its quality and reliability. Even if your participants are located in countries with sub-par telecommunications networks, the audio quality of your conference call will be excellent as their networks are bypassed.
  • Increased satisfaction — International access numbers improve the end user’s experience, improving overall satisfaction of the global conference call as a result. Joining the call is easy, it’s free or low-cost for participants, and the sound quality is amazing despite joining callers from around the world.
  • Improved communication — When you have a reliable, high quality international conference calling service for your conference calls in Malaysia, you may be more inclined to use it. Thus, you can build stronger interpersonal relationships with your international team, business partners, and others by joining together more often in global audio calls.

Hosting Malaysia global conference calls with our service is an affordable choice, too.

Our per minute international rates are extremely competitive. For example, toll free global conferencing rates for participants in Malaysia as of this writing are just $0.09 per minute.

Your calls from Finland would cost just $0.18 per minute toll free or $0.10 per minute if you issued a Helsinki access number. For countries with higher international calling costs, consider using our moderator dial out feature to reduce your costs by dialing participants directly.

Whether you need to host a single global conference call from Malaysia or multiple calls throughout the year, you’ll appreciate the flexibility of our pay-as-you-go global conference calling plans.

There are no contracts, no commitments, and no minimums. Simply pay for the minutes you use — and cancel anytime with no penalties.

Getting started is easy. Sign up for a Malaysia global conference calling account today here.

International Conferencing Calling Lebanon

Whether you’re in Lebanon or on the other side of the world, your global conference calls will be crystal clear.

Zaitunay Bay, Downtown Beirut

Ensure that all of your international conference call participants in Lebanon and other countries around the world have a great end-user experience by choosing an international conference calling solution that works well.

Lebanon International Conference Call Solution

Whether you are in Lebanon and responsible for hosting a global conference call or simply have a few attendees located in the country, the moment your conference call involves international participants, it becomes more complicated to host. Fortunately, our international conference calling service is designed specifically to counter these challenges.

For illustrative purposes, we’ll assume that you’re in Lebanon and would like to host an international conference call with participants located in the following countries:

  • Lebanon
  • France
  • Ireland
  • El Salvador
  • USA
  • Canada

While you could attempt to use your office’s PBX system for the conference call, your global attendees would need to dial your company’s direct phone number in Lebanon. This means that each attendee would incur international dialing costs. Not only that, some may need operator assistance to dial out of their countries. Also, some might not attend your call because of perceived difficulties or concerns about international charges.

With our international conference calling plan in Lebanon, you can overcome all of those objections. First, your participants will be able to dial local or toll free access numbers to your Lebanon conference call. These access numbers are specific to each country. For example, your callers in Ireland will dial an Irish access number while those in Canada will dial a Canadian one.

Though they may still incur local toll charges (depending on their proximity to the local number provided), they will not need to learn how to place an international phone call, nor will they need operator assistance. If you want to make sure they don’t incur any local toll charges, provide toll free access numbers to your conference call.

Now that access to your Lebanon international conference call is taken care of, let’s look at some of the other benefits of using our global conferencing service:

  • Low per minute international rates — Each call is billed on a per participant, per minute basis with rates varying based on the countries involved. Our international conference calling rates are extremely competitive, making hosting international conference calls in Lebanon more affordable than you may have thought. You can also reduce the per minute rates on select countries by opting to dial those participants directly. For example, the toll free rate for El Salvador is currently $0.39 per minute while the dial out rate is $0.17 per minute.
  • MP3 call recording — The ability to easily record your global conference calls is also beneficial. Whether you intend to keep the recording as a record of the call or would like to share it with absentee participants, the recording is easy to create and share.
  • Pay-as-you-go — Our international conference calling services in Lebanon and around the world are offered on a no-contract basis. Simply pay as you go without concerns about long-term commitments or minimum usage requirements.
  • Access numbers that work — 24 hour monitoring of our global access number system assures that your call will have no connections issues for your participants.

All of our international conference calls are powered by a global fiber optic PSTN telecommunications network for the best quality and reliability. Whether you’re in Lebanon or on the other side of the world, your global conference calls will be crystal clear.

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Hosting a Global Conference Call with Tajikistan

TajikistanDo you have business partners, family members, or other contacts in Tajikistan?

Communicating with a group of individuals around the world in a group audio call is a great way to collaborate, and it’s easier than you may think — even if you have participants in Tajikistan.

Here’s what you need to know about global conference calls in Tajikistan.

What You Will Need to Host Tajikistan Global Conference Calls

First, most of your attendees in Tajikistan will need to access your global conference call via mobile phone as landlines are scare in the country compared to mobile phones. Our Tajikistan global conference calls can be accessed by callers around the world using any phone type including landlines, mobile phones, Skype phones, and other VoIP options.

Next, we highly recommend offering toll free access numbers to your attendees in Tajikistan as international calling costs are a valid concern to citizens in this economically fragile nation. By issuing toll free access numbers to your Tajikistan global conference calls, you’ll eliminate these concerns altogether.

As the host of the Tajikistan global conference call, you will be charged a competitive rate for Tajikistan on a per minute, per person basis. If you would like to cut the cost of your conference call, consider using our moderator dial out feature to dial your participants directly in Tajikistan. You’ll find that our dial out rates for Tajikistan are about half those of our toll free rates.

Why Use Our International Conference Calling Service?

Using our international conference calling service to host Tajikistan global conference calls is an excellent choice for several reasons such as:

  • Cost — Our rates are extremely competitive, and we offer options (like moderator dial out and MP3 call recordings) that can help you better contain your costs. Plus, there are no activation fees, no cancellation fees, and no surprises.
  • Flexibility — Our pay-as-you-go global conference calling service is built to be flexible. Whether you need to hold regular Tajikistan global conference calls or a single one, you’ll truly pay as you go. There are no contracts, no early termination fees, no minimum usage requirements, and no hassles. Not only can you use our global conferencing service to host Tajikistan global conference calls, our extended plan supports more than 100 other countries. You can host Tajikistan global conference calls as well as conference calls with participants in Venezuela, USA, Poland, Netherlands, Norway, Malaysia, India, Botswana, China, Algeria, Russia, and dozens of other countries.
  • Quality — While you may question the integrity of the telecommunications networks found in poor countries like Tajikistan, when you use our international conference calling service, all calls will be routed over high quality PSTN fiber optic telecommunications networks. The sound quality is exceptional no matter where in the world each attendee is located.
  • Ease of Use — Finally, holding Tajikistan global conference calls is easy for everyone involved. As the host, you simply schedule the conference (no need to get a reservation) and invite attendees. Everyone dials either a toll free or local (to their own countries) access number and enters the conference call’s PIN. From there, the call takes place. It’s that easy!

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Hosting International Conference Calls in Taiwan

Whether you need to host a single conference call in Taiwan or plan on using the global conferencing service on a regular basis, our plans are as flexible as you need them to be.

Taiwan Taipei at NightYou’re in Taiwan on a business trip when it dawns on you that you need to host a group audio call with partners in Taiwan, other parts of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

Normally hosting a conference call wouldn’t cause you much stress, but because you have participants around the world, you realize that this international conference call in Taiwan could be challenging.

Plus, you’re staying at a hotel where it costs a small fortune just to call your office back home — and your regular conference calling plan won’t work in Taiwan. What do you do?

As challenging as this scenario appears at first glance, it’s actually not all that difficult to host international conference calls in Taiwan — if you use the right international conferencing service, that is.

Our Taiwan global conference calling plans are the answer. With a pay-as-you-go international conference calling plan, you can use the service as needed and let it expire without penalty when you no longer need it. Meanwhile, our Taiwan conference calling service will allow you to:

  • Connect with participants around the world at low per minute rates
  • Use fiber optic PSTN telecommunication networks for the best call quality
  • Enjoy advanced conference calling features like MP3 call recording and moderator dial out
  • Host global conference calls in Taiwan on the fly (no reservations required)

In addition, your callers will be able to:

  • Dial into your global conference call in Taiwan by dialing a local phone number, or a toll free phone number, for their own countries
  • Access your Taiwan conference call from any type of phone including landlines, VoIP, and mobile phones

With our Taiwan conference call service, only those located in Taiwan will ever need to dial a Taiwan phone number. As the host of the call located inside Taiwan, you’ll immediately reduce your personal access costs by dialing a local, rather than international, access number. Therefore, you can bypass your hotel’s excessively priced international long distance service.

At the same time, your attendees in other parts of Asia will be issued local numbers for their countries as will callers from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. They, too, will avoid international access fees. Not only does this reduce, or eliminate, their costs, it also reduces confusion related to dialing foreign access numbers. There’s no need for them to figure out their country’s exit codes or request an operator’s assistance.

Our pay-as-you-go international conferencing service is easy to use for everyone involved, and it’s an affordable choice with its competitive per minute rates for countries around the world. Whether you need to host a single conference call in Taiwan or plan on using the global conferencing service on a regular basis, our plans are as flexible as you need them to be — and the quality is exceptional.

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Global Conference Calls with Kyrgyzstan

By providing a toll free number local to Kyrgyzstan, you will make it easier for your participants to dial in while simultaneously addressing any financial concerns they might have otherwise had with an international phone number.

Kyrgyzstan Building BiszkekDo you need to host global conference calls with participants located in Kyrgyzstan? If so, you’ll need to consider several key points when choosing an international call conferencing service.

Toll Free Access

Largely rural, and one of the poorest nations in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan is home to more than 5.7 million people. While your global conference call’s participants may or may not have financial concerns, it’s a good business practice to provide toll free access to your international conference calls.

Kyrgyzstan Toll Free access number:  00800 70077701

You can use this access number from Kyrgyzstan to connect
with others after you set up an account.

However, toll free access numbers for the host country won’t work internationally. For example, if you’re located in Australia and will be hosting an international conference call with participants in Kyrgyzstan, your Australian toll free number won’t work. Rather, you need a Kyrgyzstan toll free number for your global conference call’s participants in Kyrgyzstan.

By providing a toll free number local to Kyrgyzstan, you will make it easier for your participants to dial in while simultaneously addressing any financial concerns they might have otherwise had with an international phone number.

Mobile Access

Like many countries, Kyrgyzstan’s telecommunications system is largely skewed toward mobile use. In fact, according to CIA World Factbook, its mobile tele density is 135 percent while its fixed line tele density is a mere 8 percent per 100 people.

If you will be hosting global conference calls with participants in Kyrgyzstan, you’ll want to make sure that mobile devices are supported. Our pay-as-you-go international conferencing service offers toll free access numbers for Kyrgyzstan — and callers can use any phone, including mobile phones and VoIP phones, to connect to your international conference call.

Dial Out Option

Another option for your Kyrgyzstan global conference calls is to use the dial out feature to dial your participants directly. With this option, you call participants rather than having them call you. Our dial out option features a significantly lower per minute rate than our toll free access number for Kyrgyzstan. If you’re concerned about the potential cost for toll free Kyrgyzstan conference calls, using the dial out option can reduce the cost of your calls by quite a bit.

MP3 Recordings

Our international conference calling service includes a built-in MP3 recording feature. Recording your Kyrgyzstan conference calls is a great way to capture the moment. After recording the conference call, you have numerous options available. For example, you could:

  • Distribute the MP3 recording amongst participants so that they have a record of the call
  • Share the MP3 recording with absentee participants so that they can get up to speed quickly as if they had attended the call in person
  • Have the recording transcribed by a third party
  • Repurpose the recording (if appropriate) such as by using it as a training tool in the future

Call Quality

Though Kyrgyzstan’s telecommunications infrastructure is being upgraded to digital, you’ll want to choose an international conference calling service provider that delivers the best call quality possible. We use fiber optic PSTN networks for the most reliable, best quality service. Make sure that everyone’s voice is heard as if they’re seated in the same room by using our Kyrgyzstan international conference calling service.

Global access numbers that work are obviously a crucial factor for a successful conference call.  You want all participants to be able to join the call.  Using aitelephone.com Expanded plan, assures you that 100% of your attendees will be able to connect to you global meeting.

Running an international business often requires group audio calls with participants located in countries such as Kyrgyzstan. While you may have a reliable domestic conference calling solution in place, callers from other countries aren’t necessarily supported unless they’re willing to dial the direct line and incur international long distance tolls. If you have attendees in Kyrgyzstan, you’ll likely encounter some pushback to this method. A better choice would be to use our pay-as-you-go global conferencing service.

For example, with our service, you could invite callers from around the world to your global conference call. Kyrgyzstan attendees will dial a toll free phone number specific to Kyrgyzstan, making it easy and intuitive for them to dial into your international conference call while also ensuring that they won’t incur toll charges. You can also invite attendees from other countries. They, too, would dial toll free access numbers to join your call, and these access numbers would be specific to their countries.

Why Use Our Kyrgyzstan Global Conferencing Service over Other Solutions Like Instant Messaging, Web Conferencing, or VoIP

The Internet makes international communications much easier, and they all have their place. Below are a few reasons why you might want to use our Kyrgyzstan global conferencing service over the others:

  • Audio conferencing enables real-time conversations — While email and text messaging are helpful, sometimes a phone call is the most effective and efficient choice. Whether you need to explain a complicated issue, answer questions, or brainstorm ideas, meeting in a global conference call can be a quick way to do it.
  • Audio conferencing builds relationships — When you can hear one another’s voice, it’s much more personal. It’s easier to pick up on subtle verbal cues that are absent in texts and emails.
  • Audio conferencing doesn’t require any special technology or equipment — There’s nothing to download unless you want the added convenience of our free Connect app. Your Kyrgyzstan attendees simply use their phones (any phone will do) and dial a toll free number to join the call. It’s that easy. If you use the moderator dial out feature, all they have to do is answer the phone.

Pay-As-You-Go Global Conferencing

Competitive rates, exceptional audio quality, and advanced features are hallmarks of our Kyrgyzstan global conference calling plans. We use modern, fiber optic PSTN telecommunications carriers to ensure crystal clear audio and reliable connections every time, no matter where your attendees may be located. There are no contracts to sign, no monthly fees to pay, no minimum usage requirements to meet, and no penalties if you don’t use the service. Simply sign up for a global conferencing plan and use it when you need it. If you don’t need to make any global conference calls, do nothing. You won’t pay a penny for calls you don’t make and the service will be waiting for you when you need it next.

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Hosting Global Germany Conference Calls

In addition to potentially being intimidated about dialing an international number, they may have concerns about how the group conference call will affect their phone bills.

Brandenburg Gate Berlin GermanyDoing business internationally often requires global communication with a geographically diverse group of participants.

If you or one of your colleagues is in Germany, hosting global conference calls is a fantastic way to facilitate communications.

Here’s what you need to know about hosting global conference calls from Germany.

  • You’ll need international access numbers for your participants to use in order to connect to your Germany conference call. For example, if you’re hosting the conference call in Germany but you have participants calling from the United States and Canada, they will not want to dial a German phone number in order to participate. For starters, they may not know how to place an international call, and the German access number will definitely look foreign to them. In addition to potentially being intimidated about dialing an international number, they may have concerns about how the group conference call will affect their phone bills. Fortunately, you can overcome these objections by providing them with North American access numbers to your Germany conference call. Likewise, when using our international conferencing service, you can issue international access numbers (toll free and local) to callers from more than 60 (and more than 100 with our extended service) countries.
  • Call quality is an essential ingredient in any conference call, even more so in an international conference call. Phone connections have improved dramatically over the past several decades, even international ones. However, there are still audio quality issues that can negatively impact your global conference calls — particularly with VoIP connections. While you may be able to tolerate the occasional bad connection when communicating one-on-one, in a group call bad connections should be avoided at all costs. You need to be able to hear each participant clearly without interference, echoes, dropouts, or stutters. Make sure to choose an international conferencing service that uses the best telecommunications networks. We use PSTN fiber optic networks for the best audio quality around the world.
  • Germany conference calls don’t have to cost a fortune. As the host of an international conference call, you’re likely concerned about containing your costs. Fortunately, hosting global conference calls in Germany or elsewhere around the world doesn’t need to cost you a fortune thanks to our low international conferencing rates and our pay-as-you-go plans. To get a better idea about the costs of hosting a global conference call in Germany, take a look at our per minute rates for each country where your participants will be calling from. Do the math and you’ll find out just how affordable hosting a Germany global conference call can be. If you want to reduce your costs even further, consider using the moderator dial-out option where it makes the most sense.

Choosing a pay-as-you-go international conference calling plan is ideal for those times when you need global conferencing but not necessarily on a regular basis. Simply use the service as needed and connect internationally with your colleagues, partners, and others around the world.

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GEORGIA Global Conference Calls

For example, if you’re located in the United States and would like to host a Georgia conference call, our extended global conference calling service allows you to do just that.

Tbilisi Georgia Capital at nightThe country of Georgia has been recognized by the World Bank, since 2003, as one of the world’s fastest-reforming economies and as a leader in fighting corruption.

As of 2012, the World Bank has ranked Georgia as the ninth in the world in terms of ease of doing business. Whether you’re already doing business in Georgia or exploring the possibility, you may find it necessary to use a Georgia global conference call service from time to time.

What You Need to Host a Georgia Global Conference Call
In most countries, holding a domestic conference call is fairly straightforward. For example, your PBX system may have the ability to join multiple callers into a conference call.

If not, domestic conference calling services are readily available in many countries. However, once your conference call involves international participants, it immediately becomes more complicated.

For example, if you’re in the United States but need to have a conference call with attendees in Georgia, will you expect them to call your main phone number and incur all of the long distance costs associated with the call?

This is a major barrier that can adversely affect attendance. Some international attendees will not participate because of cost concerns. Others will have trouble dialing an international number. Giving them your toll free number won’t help matters because toll free numbers only work domestically.

The best approach is to use a global conference call service that supports the countries involved. International conference calling service providers offer services that address the unique needs of global conference calls.

For example, if you’re located in the United States and would like to host a Georgia conference call, our expanded global conference calling service allows you to do just that.

Georgia Conference Call Rates

Toll Free access from Georgia = $0.28 /minute
Dial-out to Georgia = $0.22 /minute

(get the same $0.22 rate using the included free Connect App)
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US toll free access = 2.6¢ /minute

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Georgia Tbilisi City Caucasus For your attendees (and yourself) in the United States, you can issue US access numbers just as you would for any other domestic conference calls. For your attendees in Georgia, however, you would issue toll free access numbers specific to Georgia. They’ll dial a toll free number, thereby eliminating any concerns about cost or operator assistance, and be connected to your global conference call at no cost to your participant.

Your Georgia conference calls can also include participants from other countries. For example, if you need to host a global conference call with participants from the U.S., Georgia, France, Ireland, Australia, and Hong Kong, you can easily accommodate all of these participants from around the world.

The hardest part of hosting Georgia international conference calls with our service is dealing with time zone differences, and that’s beyond any of our control.

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Provide Spain Toll Free Access Numbers for your Spain Conference Calls

If you’re thinking of doing business in Spain, it’s probably a good idea to spend some time in the country introducing yourself to potential suppliers, vendors, partners, and prospects.

Using International Conference Calls in Spain to Build Stronger Business Relationships

According to Export.gov, face-to-face meetings in Spain are of utmost importance in Gran vía Madrid Spain City Centrebuilding initial business relationships. If you’re thinking of doing business in Spain, it’s probably a good idea to spend some time in the country introducing yourself to potential suppliers, vendors, partners, and prospects.

Once those relationships have been set into motion, you may want to continue building your relationships in Spain with international conference calls. Below are a few pointers to keep in mind.

Have an Agenda for the Call

While one of your goals is to continue to build a strong business relationship, your international conference call in Spain needs to have a purpose beyond getting acquainted. And, it needs to be relevant to your new business contacts in Spain.

Define the purpose of the conference call and highlight what’s in it for them. Who needs to attend the Spain conference call? What time, in local business hours in Spain, should the call take place?

From there, create an agenda for your conference call, allowing time for formal introductions amongst participants at the beginning.

Export.gov says that Spaniards expect personal relationships with their suppliers but they tend to be more formal in their relations than Americans.

No one appreciates rambling meetings, so keep your Spain conference call moving according to your agenda and stick to the allotted time period. For example, if you told your conference call attendees that the conference call would take no more than 15 minutes of their time, wrap up the call at the 12 to 13-minute mark.

Part of building strong business relationships is demonstrating that you keep your word and respect the other person’s time. By keeping your Spain conference calls within the stated time period, you are doing both.

Because you’re the one initiating these relationships and soliciting business, you should pay the costs associated with your international conference calls in Spain. Thus, if you’re in the United States, don’t expect your callers in Spain to dial your US office number. You can’t give them your toll free number either because your toll free number only works in North America.

The best choice is to use an international conference calling service that provides international access numbers. With our global conferencing service, your callers from Spain will dial a toll free access number that’s local for Spain. Their calls will then be forwarded over a high definition, fiber optic network and joined in an audio conference.

Meanwhile, if you have other participants located in other countries, they too, will dial a toll free access number that’s unique to their own countries. In order to join your own Spain conference call, you’ll dial a domestic access number.

No matter which access number a given attendee dials, everyone will be joined in a group conference call with exceptional sound quality.

As the host of the Spain conference call, you’ll be billed per minute, per attendee based on the individual rates for their countries. Our toll free international conferencing rates are extremely competitive, and even lower “dial out” rates are available for Spain and other countries.

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Sri Lanka Global Conference Calls

if you are wooing potential customers in Sri Lanka, you’d probably want to schedule the call as conveniently as possible for them — even if it means that you must join the call in the middle of the night.

Colombo Sri Lanka Beach Need to host global conference calls in Sri Lanka?

Whether you’re located in Sri Lanka or have business contacts or family members in the country, as soon as a conference call involves international participants, it becomes much more complicated to coordinate.

Here’s what you need to know about hosting Sri Lanka global conference calls.

  1. Use a global conference calling service that provides Sri Lanka and global access numbers. The reason you need a global conferencing service in Sri Lanka is because traditional conference calling services only provide national and toll free numbers for that particular country. For example, if you’re in the United States and use a traditional domestic conference calling service, callers in Sri Lanka would not be able to join the call using the provided toll free number because that number only works in North America. While you could give them a non-toll free number (if available from your provider), they’d incur international long distance charges by the minute when participating in the call.

Our expanded global conference calling plan offers both toll free and regional (Colombo) access numbers for Sri Lanka along with toll free access numbers for more than 100 other countries.

This ensures that all of your international participants can join your Sri Lanka international conference calls simply by dialing a local access number without concerns about international long distance costs.

  1. Scheduling Sri Lanka global calls is tricky due to time zone differences. If you’re in India, this is less of a problem than if you’re in Brazil or New Zealand. How you schedule the call is up to you. However, keep in mind the purpose of the call and its “VIPs.” For example, if you are wooing potential customers in Sri Lanka, you’d probably want to schedule the call as conveniently as possible for them — even if it means that you must join the call in the middle of the night.
  1. Take advantage of available conference calling features. Our international conference calling plans for Sri Lanka and other countries include a variety of advanced features like MP3 call recording and moderator dial-out. Take advantage of these and increase the effectiveness and reduce the cost of your Sri Lanka conference calls.

For example, when you record your conference calls, you can later distribute the recording to participants via an MP3 file. This is helpful in several ways including:

  • Making sure that everyone has a copy that they can listen to later.
  • Ensuring that participants who were unable to attend the call can hear it after the fact.
  • Having the ability to transcribe the call afterward.
  • Repackaging the recording as a training course or seminar (if applicable).

Moderator dial-out is a method where you can dial participants directly rather than requiring them to dial an access number. Our dial-out rates tend to be less than our toll free rates, making this a great way to reduce the total cost of the call.

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ESTONIA Virtual Phone Numbers

Creating a virtual Estonia office with your international call forwarding numbers is a great way to overcome these objections and facilitate communications.

Tallin Estonia SkylineDid you know that Estonia ranks eighth in the world in terms of economic freedom — and number one in the European Union? This is according to the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom.

The World Bank ranks Estonia in 17th place in the world in terms of “Ease of Doing Business.” Coupled with a stable government and moderate costs, it may make sense to explore the Estonian marketplace.

If you do, we highly recommend getting some Estonia virtual phone numbers as part of your business expansion. Here’s what you need to know about using virtual phone numbers in Estonia.

What are Estonia Virtual Phone Numbers?

Estonia virtual phone numbers are virtual numbers in the sense that they are not “tied” to a physical phone. Because they are virtual, you can assign them to ring to just about any phone in existence.

For example, you could have your Estonia virtual phone number ring to your main office, your mobile phone, or even your home or hotel phone. Moreover, the physical phone you designate as your “ring to” number can be located anywhere in the world — not just in Estonia.

Why Use an Estonia Virtual Phone Number?

Estonia virtual phone numbers look and act like regular Estonia telephone numbers. They’re available in toll free Estonia and Estonia national versions with the 372 national prefix.

Because they look like any other phone number local to Estonia yet ring to any phone in the world you designate, you can use these virtual phone numbers to create a local phone presence in Estonia.

For example, if you export goods to Estonia and would like your customers to be able to contact your office for customer service or technical support, they’ll appreciate a local or toll free number.

In fact, they may hesitate to call your office if you list a number in another country. Creating a virtual Estonia office with your international call forwarding numbers is a great way to overcome these objections and facilitate communications.

As you explore the Estonian marketplace, you may find it useful to share your Estonian virtual number with your new contacts, Estonian business partners, and local authorities. By giving them local phone numbers where you can be reached, you are also sending them a subtle message about your intentions.

That message is this: You are serious about doing business in Estonia! They will see that you’ve taken the time to set up a business presence in their country. They’ll also appreciate not having to make international long distance calls in order to speak with you once you’ve returned to your home country.

Getting virtual phone numbers for Estonia and other countries is easy. Our virtual phone number plans are available on a no-contract basis — and they’re loaded with features like time-of-day routing, local ring tones, HD audio quality, advanced call forwarding, advanced IVR/PBX, and more. Optional call recording and rollover minutes are also available.

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International Conference Calls for Business Purposes: Matching Services to Purposes

International Conference Business PurposesUsing conference calls for business purposes is an efficient way to communicate with remote participants from around the world.

However, teleconference services come in several different flavors, some of which are suitable for some business purposes but not others. With this in mind, view the list of common conference call services below to choose the right domestic or international conference calling service for your specific business purpose.

Domestic Group Audio Calls

Domestic group audio calls are one of the most common types of business conference call. These calls involve three or more participants, all located in the same country.

For example, a lawyer in Los Angeles, California may need to hold a group audio call with a local client, several of the firm’s partners located at various offices, and an expert witness in Chicago, Illinois. Because they are all located in the United States, the lawyer could initiate the conference call using a domestic conference calling service.

Alternately, the domestic group call could be initiated through the law firm’s PBX, assuming it has conference calling capabilities and can support the designated number of attendees.

Generally speaking, domestic conference calls are the easiest for business users to set up, manage, and join. Attendees are typically given an access number (which may or may not be toll free depending on the service) to call along with a PIN number. They simply dial the access number and enter the PIN to join the conference.

International Conference Calls

Team ConferenceInternational conference calls for business purposes work in much the same way, but they involve callers from two or more countries. In our previous example, the expert witness was in Chicago, but what if he was located in Scotland or Hong Kong?

What if one of the lawyer’s partners was in Argentina on a business trip? Domestic conference calling services do not support international callers, and callers from abroad are blocked from dialing US toll free numbers.

Obviously, flying expert witnesses in from overseas would be cost prohibitive, and waiting for the other partner to return could cause unnecessary delays. Using an international conference calling service is a much better choice.

International conference calling involves dialing an access number and entering a PIN, just as with domestic service providers. However, call participants dial local or toll free access numbers local to their own countries.

These international access numbers help keep individual costs to a minimum, eliminate dialing confusion, and connect all participants into a single conference room where they can collaborate, negotiate, build relationships, brainstorm ideas, and more.

Because they are easy for everyone involved, international conference calls are used for a variety of business purposes such as:

  • Sales meetings — Bring regional sales managers together in a group audio call
  • Mergers and acquisitions — Iron out the details of a merger or acquisition by hosting a series of international conference calls
  • Recruiting — Pre-screen international job candidates (and save on travel costs) by holding introductory interviews in a group conference call
  • Virtual team meetings — Make sure everyone’s on the same page, despite geographic differences, by holding periodic international conference calls

Web Conferencing

Web conferencing is also a good option for communicating with a group of participants domestically or internationally, but there’s an added element of complexity as participants may need to install software or use a certain type of device such as a webcam.

Web Conference MeetingWeb conferencing does allow for a more interactive experience and is ideal when you need to share your computer screen or present your ideas visually. Participants can view slideshows, share files, and chat via audio, webcam, or text messaging — and participants can be located anywhere in the world as long as they have an Internet connection and a compatible device.

The downsides of Web conferencing include: audio and video quality (data is routed over the Web, so delays, dropouts, and other issues are at play), hardware and software requirements, the learning curve, and Internet access requirements.

When should you use Web conferencing over international conference calls? For business purposes where you need to share files and visual information in real time.

Web conferencing is commonly used for the following business purposes:

  • Software demos and training
  • “Webinars” where a sales presentation is presented to a group
  • Team meetings where files may need to be exchanged or screens shared
  • Video interviews and depositions where non-verbal cues like facial expressions can tell more of the story
  • Negotiations where it may be expedient to be able to send a contract instantly or set up an account together

Skype for Business

skype-businessSkype for Business is another cost-effective option that allows you to host online audio or video meetings with up to 250 participants. Skype for Business is available as a standalone plan or as a part of Microsoft Office 365.

Some of the features Skype for Business users appreciate include:

  • Integration with Outlook
  • File transfers via instant messaging
  • Group instant messaging
  • Advanced meeting options like polling and Q&As

Skype for Business is often used for internal communications, and some external calls, within an organization, but it can get expensive with its per user, per month fees. To get the best price, you must commit to an annual subscription. Another potential downside is that audio, video, and Web conferencing use VoIP rather than traditional voice networks. This can result in sound quality issues.

As you can see, each of these business conferencing options has its place. If most of your conference calls take place within a single country, a domestic service may be just right. If you need the ability to share screens or files during the conference, a Web conferencing solution or Skype for Business might be just right. If you have international participants, an international conference calling plan will be essential — and sound quality of utmost importance.

Sometimes, simplicity is best, and making international conference calls for business purposes is as simple as it gets when you choose one of our high quality, pay-as-you-go international conference calling plans.

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SWEDEN International Conferencing

Not only is this undesirable due to the cost and inconvenience imposed upon your Sweden conference call’s attendees, it may cause some potential participants to opt not to join your international conference call.

Royal Palace SwedenWhether you’re living in Sweden, doing business in the Scandinavian country, or traveling to Sweden, you may find yourself in need of a convenient way to make conference calls.

However, if your calls involve people outside of Sweden, international conferencing is a must.

The Need for International Conference Calling Services

Why do you need a special international conference calling service to accommodate participants outside the country? While you could issue them all your conference call’s Swedish access number, doing so requires attendees to dial internationally and incur associated costs. Not only is this undesirable due to the cost and inconvenience imposed upon your Sweden conference call’s attendees, it may cause some potential participants to opt not to join your international conference call.

But wait, you have a toll free access number — problem solved, right? Wrong! Toll free numbers only work within their designated region. If your participants are located in other parts of Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, or any other part of the world, your Sweden toll free number won’t work for them.

That’s why you need a Sweden international conferencing service provider who offers international access numbers that will connect your global participants into your call seamlessly.

What to Consider When Choosing a Sweden Conference Calling Plan

Some points to consider before you sign up for your Sweden international conferencing plan:

  • Is this a one-time need? Will you be using the global conference calling service regularly or sporadically? A pay-as-you-go plan is a great choice for occasional conference calls as well as frequent use.
  • Do you want your conference calls to be toll free or do you prefer local access numbers where available? Our plans offer toll free support to more than 60 countries, and more than 100 countries with our extended plan. In addition to toll free and local access numbers around the globe, we have a moderator dial out feature where you can dial participants directly if their countries are not supported.
  • Call quality is essential to the success of your call and your overall happiness with your international conference calling service provider. Make sure to choose a Sweden conference calling service that uses tried-and-true, crystal clear PSTN networks rather than error-prone VoIP.

Getting the Most Out of Sweden International Conferencing

After signing up for an international conference calling plan, it’s time to put it to good use. A few ways to use your global conferencing plan are:

  • Communicate with business partners around the world
  • Hold team meetings with your international team
  • Host tele-seminars and motivational training sessions with participants around the world. We suggest recording these calls using our MP3 recording feature.
  • Negotiate a deal with international investors

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Developing Stronger Business Relationships with Ecuador International Conference Calls

Our international conference calling service provides toll free access numbers from around the world, including Ecuador.

Quito EcuadorEcuador is considered a small-to-medium export market for exports from the United States, but the market is growing. According to the U.S. Embassy, the export market in Ecuador grew 15.8 percent in 2013 — and it has significant potential.

If you’re thinking of exporting or otherwise doing business with Ecuador, building strong relationships with local partners is essential. One way to do just that is by using Ecuador international conference calls.

Why use Ecuador international conferencing?

Exploring international markets typically requires visiting the country in person, networking with potential partners, and building a foundation for a successful business relationship.

However, it’s not always practical to hop on a plane every time you need to communicate with your partners in Ecuador. International conference calls are an affordable way to bring a group of individuals from around the world together in an audio conference call.

Tips for Using Ecuador International Conference Calls to Build Relationships

First, you’ll need a legitimate reason for each Ecuador conference call. They can’t just be to get acquainted. Spend some time brainstorming ideas for a series of conference calls.

Rather than trying to cover everything in a single conference call, and potentially overwhelming each participant with too much information and a time-consuming agenda, schedule a series of shorter group calls.

For example, you may want to discuss logistics, pricing, and marketing strategy with your partners in Ecuador. While you could schedule a one- or two-hour international conference call and conceivably cover all of those topics in one session, from a relationship-building perspective, a series of three 20-minute calls might be better.

Holding a series of Ecuador conference calls can also allow for:

  • Action steps and follow up — What needs to happen before the next group audio call? What steps have been taken since the last one?
  • Clarity — By focusing on a single topic each time, you can really dig in to the task at hand. In addition, if questions arise after the Ecuador conference call, they can be addressed via email, one-on-one calls, or noted for discussion during the next conference call.
  • Growing familiarity — As each call takes place, you and your partners will start to become more familiar with each other.

To avoid conference call overload, make sure to:

  • Keep each Ecuador conference call on topic and on time.
  • Share an audio recording of each international conference call with all attendees. This is a nice courtesy that allows participants to review the call at their leisure.
  • Provide toll free access numbers to each international participant. For example, if you’re in the United States, your partners in Ecuador should not be expected to dial an international number in order to join the call. Our international conference calling service provides toll free access numbers from around the world, including Ecuador.

Toll free international conferencing is more affordable than you may realize, and our pay-as-you-go plans allow you to use the service as needed with no contracts or minimum usage requirements.

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EL SALVADOR Conference Call Hosting

El Salvador LandscapeHosting Conference Calls with associates in El Salvador

El Salvador is a beautiful Central American country on the mend after years of civil war and political instability. Whether you’re in El Salvador on business, on a humanitarian mission, or on vacation, if you need to stay in touch with a group of people back home (or around the world), one of your best options is a pay-as-you-go El Salvador conference calling service. Using El Salvador conference calls is easier and more affordable than you may think. Here’s what you need to get started.

  1. First, you’ll need an El Salvador international conference calling plan. This is essential because everyone involved in the conference call will need to dial an access number in order to join the teleconference. For those located in El Salvador, dialing an El Salvador number makes the most sense. However, those located in other countries will not want to dial El Salvador or pay international long distance fees simply to join a conference call. By using an international conference calling service, you can make sure that each participant can use an access number local to their countries. If desired, you could even choose toll free international conference access numbers specific for each country. Choosing a pay-as-you-go service provider is an attractive option, especially if you don’t anticipate making a high volume of calls each month.
  1. Time differences are challenging. If everyone is in the same time zone, then you could easily schedule international conference calls that work for most participants. However, if you have participants located far apart, you may need to get creative with your international conference call’s scheduling. Another option is to use the MP3 call recording feature to record your El Salvador conference calls and then distribute the MP3 file to participants who were unable to attend the call live.
  1. Follow a predetermined agenda. Time is a limited resource. Whether your participants are in El Salvador, the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand, or anywhere else in the world, chances are they’ll appreciate a well-organized global conference call. Prepare an agenda in advance, notify any participants who need to contribute to the discussion about their roles, and distribute the agenda to all participants in advance of the call. They’ll have a better understanding of what to expect, how long the call should take, and what they might want to bring up during the call.
  1. Sound quality is vital to the success of your international conference calls in El Salvador or elsewhere. Our international conference calls use a fiber optic PSTN network for the best sound quality possible.

Sign up for a pay-as-you-go El Salvador conference calling plan and pay only for the minutes you use. There’s no contract, no activation fee, no monthly minimums, and no cancellation fees. It’s truly pay as you go.

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Egypt International Conferencing Tips

Cairo EgyptOne of the world’s oldest and greatest civilizations, Egypt is home to more than 88 million people as of July 2015 estimates. Whether you live in Egypt, do business there, or are visiting on business or pleasure, you may find it useful to use international conferencing to communicate with a group of participants from around the world. Here’s what you need to know about Egypt conference calls.

International Conference Calling Networks
Egypt has a modern telecommunications system that was extensively upgraded in the 1990s. Its mobile networks are also modern with a penetration rate of nearly 100 percent according to the CIA World Factbook. While using Egypt’s domestic telecommunications network generally results in quality connections, hosting international conference calls in Egypt requires careful consideration.

For example, if you choose an international conferencing service provider that uses VoIP, your calls could be affected by data loss, echoes, drop outs, stutters, and other quality of service issues common to VoIP. Our Egypt conference calls are routed over traditional PSTN fiber optic networks for HD quality audio. Make sure to prioritize audio quality, especially if your international conference calls will involve participants in countries with questionable telecommunications networks.

Toll Free or Local Access Numbers
Next, consider how your participants will join your call. If you were to hold Egypt conference calls with participants only located in Egypt, this becomes less of an issue than if you were to hold global conference calls. Why? Because international dialing causes both confusion and cost concerns amongst your participants — and a toll free number for Egypt won’t work internationally.

Thus, you’ll want to use an international conference calling service provider that provides local and toll free phone numbers for each of the countries your participants are in.

For example, if you have participants from the United States joining your Egypt conference call, rather than giving them an Egyptian phone number to dial, give them a USA toll free access number. Our international conferencing calling service then uses call forwarding to forward the USA calls to your Egypt conference.

You could also opt to use local numbers for the cities your participants are in. For instance, if your USA participants are located in Chicago, New York, and Miami, you could issue local numbers for each city.

Using Moderator Dial-Out
Another option for joining international participants to your Egypt conference call is to use the moderator dial-out feature. This option generally gives you a lower per minute rate and is useful for countries with higher calling costs or those that lack local or toll free access numbers.

Signing Up for an Egypt Conference Calling Service
Our Egypt conference calling service is a low-cost, high quality service that you can use as needed. Because it’s a pay-as-you-go conference calling plan with no contracts and no cancellation fees, you can use it however you’d like. If you need to host a lot of global conference calls none month and then just a handful in subsequent months, you can do so without penalty. Simply pay for the minutes you use.

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Honduras Conference Calls

Tegucigalpa HondurasHonduras is currently the second poorest economy in Central America, relying largely on US trade and remittances according to the CIA World Factbook.

In 2006, the U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) went into force, a first step that may ultimately help the Honduran economy despite concerns about political instability, crime, and corruption.

If you’re a foreign investor, importer, exporter, or other business professional doing business with Honduras, conference calls should play a role in your communications plan. However, international conference calls are a little different from in-country group calls. Here’s what you need to know about hosting Honduras conference calls:

  • Providing toll free access numbers can boost your participation rate. With our Honduras conference calling service, you can issue toll free access numbers for dozens of countries around the world. This ensures that your participants can join the call at no cost to them, a key point in a country with a high poverty rate and struggling economy like Honduras. Toll free access is also appreciated by participants who wouldn’t otherwise be concerned about potential calling costs simply because dialing toll free is much easier than dialing an international number.
  • Call quality is imperative. With callers from around the globe, the quality of your audio is essential. Language barriers and heavy accents are hard enough on their own without adding in echoes, dropouts, and line noise. Our Honduras conference calls take place over a fiber optic PSTN network for the best audio quality available. This is tried-and-true technology that results in crisp, crystal clear voice communications around the globe. In contrast, VoIP technology is prone to muffled sounds, line noise, dropouts, stutters, and echoes.
  • Your Honduras conference call can originate anywhere in the world. You don’t need to be in Honduras (though you can be) in order to originate a Honduras conference call. Simply access your international conference calling account, set up the call, and invite participants from Honduras and around the globe.
  • Your Honduras conference call can include participants outside of Honduras. While your call may primarily involve attendees from Honduras, you can invite participants residing in other countries. For example, if you are holding a conference call with individuals from a Honduras manufacturing facility and would like your partners in USA, Mexico, and Australia to join the call, simply provide your partners with toll free access numbers for USA, Mexico, and Australia.

Doing business with partners in Honduras means staying in touch, and conference calls are an excellent way to do just that. Our international conferencing plans make it easy — and they’re offered at competitive rates on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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Greece Global Conferencing

For example, your participants in France will dial a number local to Paris or France toll free number while your participants in Denmark might dial a number local to Copenhagen.

athens greece acropolisNot sure what you need to conduct a global conference call while in Greece?

Global conferencing is a bit trickier than hosting a conference call with attendees residing in the same country, but it’s quite easy once you have the right service provider.

Here’s what you need for successful international conference calls from Greece:

  • A reliable, high quality Greece global conferencing service provider. While it may be fine to use VoIP, Google Hangouts, or Skype to communicate with loved ones overseas, you’ve likely encountered a few glitches and sound quality problems along the way. These are undesirable when hosting business conference calls. Our Greece global conferencing plan utilizes fiber optic PSTN networks for the best sound quality and reliable available — and our rates are highly competitive.
  • Any type of phone. There’s no software to download or hardware to buy. In fact, you can use virtually any type of phone including landlines, mobile phones, or VoIP phones. So can your Greece global conference call participants.

Is it really that easy to host conference calls in Greece? For the most part it is. Once you’ve signed up for a pay-as-you-go international conference calling plan, you can begin hosting conference calls in Greece and around the world. Here’s where it gets tricky: your attendees will need access phone numbers in order to join the call.

With traditional, domestic calls, everyone dials the same access number so setting up the call is a simple matter of scheduling it and sharing the start time and access number with the group.

With Greece global conference calls, you’ll have participants around the world. If you were to give them a Greek access number, many won’t join the call. Some will join, but with reservations and potential resentment about having to pay international long distance charges. Others will try to join but have trouble dialing out of their countries.

That’s where having an international conferencing plan proves invaluable. With our Greece global conferencing solution, you can host the call in Greece and issue international toll free and local access numbers to your participants.

For example, your participants in France will dial a number local to Paris or toll free while your participants in Denmark might dial a number local to Copenhagen. With each participant having a local or toll free option, your call participation rate should be much higher than if you had issued a Greece access number for the conference call.

We’re proud of our Greece global conferencing plan. It’s flexible, affordable, high quality, easy to use, and loaded with premium features such as 24/7 US-based operators, MP3 audio recording, moderator dial-out, and a free Connect App.

We offer international conferencing plans on a no-contract, pay-as-you-go basis with no cancellation penalties.

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Denmark Conference Calls

Our international conferencing plans have no contracts and no cancellation fees.

Copenhagen Kobenhavn DenmarkDenmark’s economy has transitioned from largely agricultural to a highly service-based and export-oriented one. Among Denmark’s export offerings are: furniture, clothing, pharmaceuticals, industrial equipment, and, yes, windmills.

Whether you find yourself in Denmark on business or for pleasure, staying in touch with your team back home — and around the globe — is possible via Denmark global conference calls.

Here’s what you need to know about using our global conferencing service when in Denmark:

• You can host global conference calls from anywhere in Denmark. Whether you’re in Copenhagen or a smaller community like Ringsted or Skive, all you need is an active phone and our pay-as-you-go international conferencing service.

• Your conference call attendees can participate in your global call from virtually anywhere in the world. Again, as long as they have active phones, they can join your call. They do not need to have an account with us. They can use landlines, mobile phones, and VoIP connections to join your Denmark conference calls.

• You control how participants join your global conference call. Rates vary by connection type (mobile, landline, or dial out), country, and access number (toll free or regional). For example, you could choose to provide toll free access for everyone around the globe (where available) or you might choose a combination of toll free, local access numbers, and direct dial out as a means of reducing your conference call’s total cost.

• You can schedule conference calls in Denmark at a moment’s notice or well in advance. There’s no need to make a “reservation” with our international conferencing service. Thus, if you have an urgent need, you can quickly gather your colleagues into a Denmark conference call. On the other hand, you can schedule your global conference calls in advance, allowing plenty of time to plan a successful meeting.

• Operators are available to assist 24/7. Our US-based operators can help you with your conference call at any time, day or night. Whether you need technical assistance or would like an operator to patch in a caller from another country, you can count on us to make it happen.

• You have access to premium calling features. Our Denmark conference calling service has both budget-friendly rates and premium features such as superior audio quality via fiber optic networks, MP3 call recording, a live event viewer, and a mobile app. Our premium calling features are included at no extra cost.

• You can hold has many Denmark conference calls as you’d like — or as few. We don’t hold you to a predetermined usage requirement. Whether you want to hold conference calls every day, once a month, once a year, or once in a blue moon is completely up to you. You’ll pay only for the minutes you use. If you don’t use any minutes, you don’t pay.

• You can host conference calls outside of Denmark, too. You’re not limited to a single country and can use your international conferencing account to host conference calls from virtually any country in the world. If you’re a world traveler, a single account opens the doors to international conferencing no matter where you may happen to be.

• Our international conferencing plans have no contracts and no cancellation fees.

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Doing Business in Turkey : Add Global Conference Calls to Your List

Istanbul Turkey Bosphorus Mosque Golden HornHome to more than 79 million people (as of July 2015), Turkey is a quickly growing economy driven by industry and service sectors. According to CIA World Factbook, Turkey weathered a severe financial crisis in 2001 and has since undergone major financial reforms. However, it still has its economic weaknesses such as political uncertainty and a high account deficit.

If you’re thinking of doing business in Turkey, you’ll have a long list of tasks including market research, discussions with potential partners, import/export paperwork, and more. One way to facilitate these tasks is through global conference calls. By using global conference calls in Turkey, you may be able to reduce the number of in-country trips, saving you significant amounts of money.

Below are a few ways that Turkey conference calls can be essential as you explore your business expansion options:

  • Using global conference calls for market research — While nothing beats visiting another country in person, market research trips are expensive — and often a whirlwind. Consider following up by holding global conference calls. For example, if you held a focus group with consumers in Turkey to get their opinions about your products and services, consider holding follow-up focus groups via a group audio call. Here you can ask questions you may have missed during the first session as well as follow up after the group has had a few additional weeks to interact with your product.
  • Using an international conference call to gather licensing requirements — Each country has its own business licensing requirements and bureaucratic processes to go through. Gather your business partners and advisors into a group audio call and then conference in local authorities from Turkey to ensure that everyone is clear on what’s required to enter the Turkey market. You can easily do this by first hosting a conference call with your internal partners and then use the moderator dial-out feature to call the appropriate licensing authorities in Turkey.
  • Using Turkey conference calls to negotiate with local partners and suppliers — You’ll likely need local business partners, sales associates, and suppliers located within Turkey. Though you may establish initial contact when visiting the country, it’s not realistic to fly to Turkey for every possible discussion or question. Use Turkey conference calls to hold group discussions between your new partners and your international team.

Our Turkey conference calling plans are an affordable way to connect with participants in Turkey — and around the globe. Your participants in Turkey will dial a toll free Turkish access number to join the call, so there’s no cost to them.

Meanwhile, your other international participants can join the call using either toll free or local access numbers unique to their countries. This is a contract-free, pay-as-you-go global conferencing service that makes group audio calls a snap.

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Managing Your Global Supply Chain with Hong Kong Conference Calls

For this type of conference call, it’s smart to use an international conferencing service that supports all of the countries involved.

Hong Kong Skyline at NightIn an increasingly global business world, the supply chain for manufacturers of all sizes has expanded accordingly. Whether you’re located in Hong Kong or have suppliers located there, one way to manage your global supply chain involves the use of Hong Kong conference calls.

When Might You Need to Host a Hong Kong Conference Call?

In general, if you need to communicate with two or more international suppliers, contractors, business bankers, warehouse personnel, transport operators, port authorities, or others involved in your supply chain, holding an international conference call is one of the best choices available.

For example, you might need to host a Hong Kong conference call when a contractor in Hong Kong needs clarification on a spec and your engineers are located in another country. For this type of conference call, it’s smart to use an international conferencing service that supports all of the countries involved.

Another time you might need to host a conference call in Hong Kong might be to stay in touch with your team back home while you’re visiting the area. For example, if you’re in Hong Kong to tour manufacturing facilities and there’s a crisis back home, you could quickly initiate and schedule a conference call with key personnel no matter where in the world they may be.

If your import or export goods are being held up at the ports for some reason, holding an international conference call between your suppliers, port authorities, legal team, or other interested parties may be all that’s needed to get to the root of the problem and clear up the matter.

How Hong Kong Conference Calls Work

With our international conference calling plans, the participants located in Hong Kong would join your Hong Kong conference call by dialing a local access number for Hong Kong (or a toll free number if you prefer). Meanwhile, your engineers would each be give local or toll free access numbers specific to their own countries.

By issuing regional access numbers, your participants can dial local or toll free numbers to join the Hong Kong conference call. This keeps their costs low (or non-existent) and avoids confusion. Regardless of what access number each participant dials, all calls are forwarded to a central conference room where the call takes place.

Who Pays for Hong Kong Conference Calls?

The account holder is ultimately responsible for paying for Hong Kong conference calls. Each call is billed on a per minute, per person basis based on the specific international calling costs for the countries involved. Generally speaking, toll free access will cost more than local access numbers, and “dial out” (a feature where you dial participants directly and join them to the call) is the least expensive option.

To give you an idea, as of this writing, the per minute rate for Hong Kong conference call participants is just $0.08 per minute while the per minute rate for a USA participant is less than three cents per minute ($0.026). Assuming a 10-minute conference with three participants in Hong Kong and three more in the USA, your Hong Kong conference call would cost just $3.18 — that’s just $2.40 for your Hong Kong participants and $0.78 for your USA participants), everyone dials-in to the call using the Hong Kong toll-free number and the U.S. toll-free access number. The call is billed to the main account holder, not the guests.

When it comes to managing your global supply chain, there will be challenges, issues, and conflicts that will need to be resolved promptly. Having a pay-as-you-go international conferencing plan available to you at any time is a smart move.

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