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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Managing a Virtual Team in Hungary with Global Group Calls

Our rates are highly competitive, and you can choose from toll free or local access.

Budapest HungaryWorking with a virtual team distributed around the globe has its pluses and minuses. On the plus side, you can build a team with the skills and talent it needs regardless of geographic preferences.

For example, if you’re in Hungary, your team might have engineers in Ireland, developers in Japan, accountants in Luxembourg, and sales reps scattered around the world. Thanks to technologies that facilitate group communications, it’s no longer necessary for team members to be seated in the same building — or located in the same country for that matter.

On the minus side, managing individuals from around the globe can be challenging. It’s more difficult to build relationships when team members don’t interact with one another on a regular basis. Getting feedback on ideas doesn’t tend to happen spontaneously because of this lack of interaction. Team members can also feel isolated.

One way to take advantage of the positives and minimize the minuses is with global group calls. Using our virtual team in Hungary as an example, here are a few ways that you could manage your virtual team using international conference calls.

  • Hold regular virtual team meetings in a group phone call. Relationships build slowly, over time. By meeting in a conference call each week, your team members will have the opportunity to get to know each other, become familiar with each other’s mannerisms, and build empathy toward others as human beings rather than just another name on an email distribution list.
  • Include icebreakers, team-building activities, brainstorming sessions, and question and answers sessions in your regular meetings to help foster these relationships. These regular group calls can also counter that feeling of isolation some virtual team members get.
  • Try to create a fair schedule for your group conference calls. As you know, time differences between Hungary and other regions of the world could cause some team members to join the call at an odd hour. While some may not mind a midnight meeting for work, others will resent it — especially if every single conference call is scheduled at such an inconvenient time. One workaround would be to rotate the call’s scheduled time so that the scheduling hardship is shared evenly. Another option would be to record each group conference call so that those who can’t attend due to the odd hour can listen in later.

Global group calls require the use of an international conferencing service so that each participant can conveniently join the call. Our international conferencing service uses PSTN fiber optic networks and supports dozens of countries around the world. Our rates are highly competitive, and you can choose from toll free or local access. If you’re in Hungary, select one of our pay-as-you-go plans and gain access to a cost-effective way to stay in touch with your entire team.

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Group Collaboration in Croatia with International Conferencing

Depending on where your team members are located, you could issue toll free access numbers or use the optional dial-out feature so that individuals on your team do not incur costs associated with your Croatia conference calls.

Dubrovnik CroatiaThe digital world often translates into digital teams made up of individuals from around the world.

These teams use a variety of tools for group collaboration including email, telephone calls, instant messaging, and video and Web-conferencing.

One of the most effective and affordable group collaboration tools available in Croatia and the rest of the world is the humble conference call.

Why Use Global Conference Calls in Croatia Rather than Other Group Collaboration Methods?
While email, one-on-one chats, Web-conferencing and other methods have their time and place, they also have their downsides. For example, it’s difficult to interpret meaning and tone from email messages, and email threads can become hard to follow in a group environment.

Regular phone calls are handy when you have a quick question for just one of your colleagues, but international calling costs are always a concern. Instant messaging has similar issues as email, and both Web- and videoconferencing requires special equipment and/or software.

International conference calls are ideal for real-time collaboration, particularly when you expect there to be a great deal of back and forth between participants. Everyone can hear each other’s tone and verbal cues, helping to avoid misunderstandings. Plus, there’s no special equipment required. Each team member, whether in Croatia or elsewhere, can join the call using their own office phones, home phones, mobile phones, VoIP phones, or landlines.

Group collaboration has become a business norm, and collaborators are often scattered around the world. You could have participants in diverse locations ranging from USA and Canada to Singapore and Croatia. Global audio calls provide you with a virtual conference room where you can share ideas, ask questions, brainstorm, and get your work accomplished.

If you have a team that’s working in multiple countries such as USA and Croatia, global audio calls can help keep those important work relationships strong and ensure an open line of communication. Here’s what you need to get started hosting your own global audio calls:

  • Toll Free International Conference Calling — The first order of business is to sign up for one of our toll free international conference calling plans. Our competitive international rates and our pay-as-you-go structure work together to ensure an affordable global conferencing solution. You can set up an international audio conference room and then use it as needed, paying only for the minutes you and your teammates use.
  • Global Access Numbers — Global access numbers set international conference calls apart from domestic ones. For example, if you’re in the United States but your team is located in Croatia, global conferencing access numbers will be provided that are regional, local, or toll free for each participant. You would access the global audio call using a USA access number while those in Croatia would dial a toll free access number in Croatia. This keeps costs down for participants while also making dialing into your group audio call second nature. There’s no need to worry about country codes, exit codes, or operator assistance. Just dial in and start collaborating.
  • Audio Quality — Audio quality is one of the most important things to look for in an international audio conference service. Though your callers may be located half a world away, they should sound as if they’re in the same building. Some global conferencing providers use VoIP (we don’t) to keep their rates down. However, there’s a price for that: substandard audio quality. We use modern PSTN fiber optic telecommunications networks and the same conferencing bridge technologies as AT&T to deliver crystal clear audio quality and reliable service no matter where in the world each call originates.

Ease of Use — Global audio calls work best and are used more often if they’re easy to use. With our international conferencing service, callers in Croatia and around the world can dial in using any type of phone. We also have a live conference viewer and free Connect app that you can use to manage your call in real time. These apps feature one-click line muting, MP3 recording, security features like lock out, moderator dial out, and more.

What You Need to Hold International Conference Calls in Croatia
However, for international teams, you’ll need an international conferencing service rather than your basic domestic phone service. For example, if you’re located in Croatia and you have team members located in Latvia, Italy, Canada, Mexico, and China, your fellow team members may have trouble dialing into a standard Croatia conference call.

Each would need to look up and dial their respective country’s exit code followed by the country code for Croatia. From there, they’d dial your domestic access number — that is, if they bother to do so due to concerns about incurring hefty long distance tolls.

What about giving them your toll free number in order to access your international group collaboration call? That would work for participants who are also located in Croatia, but your toll free number would not work for participants located outside of the country.

Thus, you’ll need to use an international conferencing service that provides either toll free or local access numbers for the countries your colleagues are located in (in this case, Latvia, Italy, Canada, Mexico, and China).

Our international conferencing plans (which are available with no contracts on a month-to-month, pay-as-you-go basis) are the perfect solution for international group collaboration.

Depending on where your team members are located, you could issue toll free access numbers or use the optional dial-out feature so that individuals on your team do not incur costs associated with your Croatia conference calls.

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Setting Up Global Conference Calls to Accommodate Attendees from Turks and Caicos

Record the call. It’s often helpful to have a recording of the conference call.

Turks and Caicos IslandsIf you need to host a global conference call with attendees located in the Turks and Caicos Islands, you’ll need a convenient means of accommodating these individuals. Why? International calling costs are high from the Turks and Caicos Islands.

No matter where in the world you may be, it’s likely that your global conference call will cause a burden to your participants in Turks and Caicos. The answer is to provide these participants with a toll free number that allows them to locally join the call.

How a Turks and Caicos Global Conference Call Works
Using our global conference calling plan, a Turks and Caicos teleconference works rather simply:

You’ll start by setting up your international conference call.
Next, invite attendees from around the world and provide them with access numbers unique to their countries.
Invite your Turks and Caicos participants, again, providing them with an access number for the conference that’s specific to the islands.

Note that you have two choices when setting your Turks and Caicos conference call:

1. Toll free access
2. Optional dial out

Toll free access is just that. Your participants will dial a toll free number and be joined in your global group call. Optional dial out is a feature where you initiate the call, dialing the participants’ phone numbers at the time of the call and connecting them in.

Dial out feature reduces your per minute calling costs by about five cents per minute. Depending on how many participants from Turks and Caicos Islands you have, it may make sense to set up the dial out feature.

Tips for Setting Up a Successful International Conference Call

Before you host your first international conference call with Turks and Caicos Islands participants, use the tips below:

Schedule a convenient time for your participants. Time differences often mean compromise. If possible, try to schedule your call so that the majority of your participants can join the call during local business hours.

If that’s not possible, expand the time slots slightly so that, hopefully, you can avoid having participants dial into your call in the middle of the night.

Record the call. It’s often helpful to have a recording of the conference call. Whether you record it for your own purposes or for sharing with participants after the fact, our service makes it easy to record the call into MP3 format. Once recorded, you can later email it to participants, have it transcribed, or even package it as part of your training program (depending on the nature of the call).

Use a service provider focused on quality. Our global conference calling plans are known for their HD audio quality. We use a PSTN fiber network, not VoIP.

Following a prepared agenda, and stay on track. No one wants to spend hours and hours on a rambling conference call. Prepare the meeting with an agenda, and keep it moving along.

Speak in a normal speaking voice. There’s no need to shout when participating in a global conference call, especially if you use a high quality conference calling plan.

Whether you’re exporting goods to Turks and Caicos or have business partners located in the islands, our pay-as-you-go international conferencing plan is an excellent fit.

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Using International Conferencing When Importing Chinese Goods

Many importers of Chinese goods are using our international conferencing services to connect with their partners in China.

Beijing ChinaAccording to the Central Intelligence Agency, China is the world’s largest exporter with 2,252,000,000,000 worth of exports estimated in 2014.

If you intend to import Chinese goods or outsource manufacturing to China, you’ll often need to communicate with partners located in China and other ports around the world. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with an international conferencing service.

Why Do You Need an International Conferencing Service to Hold Group Calls?

If all of your partners reside within your own country, holding conference calls is simple enough. In fact, your PBX equipment can probably handle it.

However, when you expand internationally, your participants can’t easily join your conference calls because toll free numbers don’t work internationally — and most will balk at having to dial (and pay for) an international number.

With a Chinese international conference call, you can be located anywhere in the world and host a teleconference with participants in China.

For example, let’s say that you’re in Los Angeles, California and need to host a conference call with your suppliers in China. You’d dial a USA toll free number or a local LA number to access the conference call. However, your suppliers in China would not. Instead, they’ll be given local toll free access numbers specific to China.

From your suppliers’ perspective, joining your conference call would be as simple as joining any other China conference call. The access number appears local, and there’s no need for them to worry about international long distance charges.

By using an international conferencing solution that provides toll free access numbers for China, you are immediately removing barriers to communications.

The beauty of using an international conferencing service is that you aren’t just limited to USA-China conference calls. If you have participants in other countries, they too can join your conference call.

For example, those located in New Zealand will be given an access number local to New Zealand while those located in Canada will be given a Canadian access number.

Tips for Hosting a Chinese Conference Call

  • Use an international conferencing service that utilizes PSTN fiber optic networks rather than VoIP. Audio quality is of paramount importance, so be choosy about which service provider you choose. Hint: We offer HD audio quality thanks to our PSTN fiber optic network.
  • Consider a pay-as-you-go China conferencing plan. This allows for the best flexibility. You can hold as many calls (or as few) as you need to host and pay only for the time you use.
  • Consider recording your calls. Our MP3 recording feature is a great way to capture the call’s details for later review or for sharing with partners who were unable to attend the call as it took place.
  • Use the dial-out option to get even lower rates. The dial-out option is generally less expensive than providing toll free or local access. For example, you’ll save about 16 cents per minute if you dial Chinese participants with our dial-out tool compared to providing toll free access.

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Initiating Global Conference Calls in Chile

There is no scheduling required to host your Chile conference call.

Santiago City Center SkyscraperOne of the challenges of doing international business involves holding global conference calls with a diverse mix of participants or when traveling abroad.

If you need to initiate a global conference call in Chile, for example, you may have participants in other countries who are unwilling to dial an international access number to join your conference.

The workaround — which is also an excellent solution for hosting global conference calls around the world — is to use a service provider that provides toll free or local access numbers for the countries in which your participants are located.

How to Initiate Global Conference Calls in Chile
Once you’ve signed up for your Chile conference calling plan, you’re ready to host your first conference call. You can chair the conference on the fly.

Once you’ve scheduled the call with your attendees, you’ll need to let your participants know how to join it. Assuming you’re located in Chile, you and your participants in Chile will dial either a toll free Chile access number or a local access number for Santiago (this depends on the choices you’ve made in setting up your conference call).

For participants located in other countries, decide whether to provide toll free or local access numbers. In most cases, you’ll pay less per minute for local numbers. In others, the difference between toll free and local access numbers is minimal. Make sure to look up the rates for the countries involved to determine which option makes the most sense for you and your participants.

Invite your participants. Send an email to all participants notifying them of the conference call’s details including time (preferably in local time or Greenwich Mean Time to minimize confusion about the call’s time and date) and access numbers for their countries.

What You Need to Know About Holding Global Conference Calls in Chile
Holding global conference calls in Chile isn’t overly difficult if you choose a robust international conferencing solution. Our pay-as-you-go global conferencing plans are ideal for international business professionals who want competitive pricing and the ultimate in flexibility. Whether you use the service on a daily basis or just once per year, you’ll pay only for the minutes you use.

It’s important to note that global conferencing providers are not created equally. Some have activation fees, long-term contracts, monthly fees, minimum usage requirements, hefty per minute rates, and quality issues.

In contrast, our global conferencing plans are known for:

• Superb audio quality (we use PSTN networks, not VoIP)
• Competitive per minute rates for countries around the world with even cheaper dial-out options available
• 24/7 operator assistance
• Contract-free, pay-as-you-go plans
• No minimum usage requirements
• No monthly fees
• Premium features (such as MP3 recordings) included at no extra cost

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Brainstorming Across Canada with Group Collaboration Calls

When you choose a group collaboration call, your communications take place in real time, allowing you to bounce ideas off one another, clarify ideas, ask questions, and get to know each other.

Vancouver Bridge Columbia British CanadaImagine the following scenario: you’re a digital marketer in British Columbia who has been tasked with an advertising project in partnership with a creative team located in Ontario – and your favorite copywriter is located in Alberta.

You want to bring everyone together to brainstorm ideas, but you’re working with a limited budget. One of the best, and most affordable, ways to brainstorm with your team across Canada is with group collaboration calls.

Why Choose a Group Collaboration Call Over Meeting in Person?
Though it would be an excellent opportunity to meet with your team in person, it would also be costly. Several team members would need to book flights and hotels, and depending on your office space, you may need to rent a suitable meeting room.

Remember that limited budget? Do you have thousands of dollars to spare to facilitate a brainstorming session?

In contrast, a Canada group collaboration call costs mere pennies per minute. Using our Canada group collaboration calling service, everyone could dial a toll free number and share their ideas without impacting your creative budget.

For example, at a rate of $0.04 per minute, it would cost a team of 10 just $12.00 for a 30-minute group collaboration call. At rates like this, you could host group collaboration calls as often as necessary. In fact, it’s often more effective to hold a series of shorter meetings rather than trying to accomplish everything in one longer session.

Why Choose a Group Collaboration Call Over a Web Conference?
Web conferencing is another option for brainstorming with a team, but it has its downsides, too, especially when you’re working with external team members who don’t necessarily use the same technologies.

Some team members will need to install software or buy a webcam and a microphone. Others will need help learning how to use the software. Others will feel uncomfortable being on camera.

Canada group collaboration calls do not require any special equipment, software, or knowledge. Simply schedule your audio conference, share the conference details, and interact with your team in a phone call.

Why Choose a Group Collaboration Call Over Email?
Email is great for communicating with your team and following up on progress, but it’s trickier for brainstorming. When you choose a group collaboration call, your communications take place in real time, allowing you to bounce ideas off one another, clarify ideas, ask questions, and get to know each other.

Plus, group collaboration calls are not mutually exclusive. You may want to hold weekly group collaboration calls followed by email as needed. If you have files you need to share, you could either email them before the call or direct everyone to a shared storage drive during the call.

You may decide to use group collaboration calls as your main communications method along with the occasional Web conference for sharing your digital presentations.

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International Conference Calls Cayman Islands

Hosting international conference calls from the Cayman Islands, or anywhere else for that matter, often involve large time differences.

Cayman IslandsWhether you’re setting up an offshore business in the Cayman Islands, visiting the islands on business or pleasure, or have colleagues there, hosting international conference calls is a great way to collaborate with others around the world.

Here’s what you need to know about Cayman Islands international conference calls.

Cayman Islands International Access Numbers are a Must

First, your attendees, whether located in the Cayman Islands or elsewhere, will need to be able to connect to your international conference call. You can’t simply expect participants around the world to be willing, or able, to dial a Cayman Islands phone number. It’s potentially expensive, and the phone number may confuse your participants.

The workaround is to use a Cayman Islands international conference calling service that supports the countries your participants are in. With our international conference calling plans, between 60 to more than 100 countries are supported (depending on the plan you choose). Your international participants will be given local access numbers or toll free access numbers for their specific countries.

For example, those located in the Cayman Islands will dial a Cayman Islands access number while those in South Africa will dial an access number local to South Africa. Likewise, your attendees in Venezuela will dial an access number local to Venezuela and so on.

Time Zone Differences Need to be Accounted For

Hosting international conference calls from the Cayman Islands, or anywhere else for that matter, often involve large time differences. Use a world time zone map or an app to help you schedule your global conference call.

Depending on how scattered your attendees are around the world, it may be inevitable that some will need to join your call at an inconvenient time. If this is the case, consider using the MP3 call recording feature to record the call and make it available to your attendees who opted not to participate in the call due to scheduling issues.

Audio Quality is Essential

If you’ve ever struggled to hear another party over a poor international phone connection, imagine how difficult it would be to hear one another in a group audio call. Audio quality is essential. This is not the time for low quality international conference calling solutions like VoIP. You’ll want to make sure that your Cayman Islands international conference calling plan utilizes the best networks such as a fiber optic PSTN network (hint: that’s what we use).

International Conference Calls are Affordable

Whether hosting your call from within the Cayman Islands or with participants from the islands, you’ll find that our rates are competitive. We offer several ways you can keep your conferencing costs low including:

  • Month-to-month plans with no minimums, fees, or contracts
  • Local and toll free access
  • Moderator dial out (usually cuts you per minute rates)
  • MP3 call recording to share your conference calls with a wider audience after the fact

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How Much Does it Cost to Host International Bulgaria Conference Calls?

Bulgaria MarketHosting Bulgaria conference calls with international participants is an affordable alternative to meeting in person.

How affordable? Costs are variable, and it depends on which countries your participants call from, how many participants you have, and how long the call lasts.

However, let’s run through a couple of examples to give you a better idea of what to expect when hosting international Bulgaria conference calls.

Sample Costs for a 30-Minute International Bulgaria Conference Call with a Diverse Mix of Participants

Each country has its own per minute rates for joining a Bulgaria conference call, so you’ll need to look up the rates on our website for each country involved in your teleconference.

As an example, let’s say that your call will involve participants from the following countries at the following per minute rates:

  • Bulgaria — $0.32 toll free
  • Romania — $0.26 toll free
  • United Kingdom — $0.06 toll free
  • Ukraine — $0.32 toll free

Now that you know the expected per minute rates for each country involved, you’ll need to do a bit more math. For each country, estimate the number of attendees likely to be joining your Bulgaria global conference call and then multiple the per minute rate times the number of attendees to come up with the total per minute rate for each country. Let’s say that you will have 5 attendees from Bulgaria, 2 from Romania, 3 from United Kingdom, and 3 from Ukraine. Your per minute rates would look like this:

  • Bulgaria — $1.60 per minute (3 attendees times 0.32)
  • Romania — $0.52 per minute (2 attendees times 0.26)
  • United Kingdom — $0.18 per minute (3 attendees times 0.06)
  • Ukraine — $0.96 per minute (3 attendees times 0.06)

In this example, the total cost per minute for the entire group joining your Bulgaria conference call is just $3.26.

Use your total cost per minute along with your expected conference duration to estimate the cost of your global conference call. In this case, a 30-minute global conference call in Bulgaria would come in at less than $100 — $97.80 to be exact.

Sample Costs for Hosting a 30-Minute International Bulgaria Conference Call Using Local and the Dial-Out Rates

The first example looked at costs using toll free figures. If you want to reduce your costs, consider using local access numbers or moderator dial-out when available. For example, if your Bulgarian participants are in Sofia, using a Sofia access number would save you 23 cents per minute, or $6.90 over the course of the 30-minute conference call.

Using the same countries and participant counts, here’s how the numbers change when using local access numbers or moderator dial-out:

  • Bulgaria — $0.09 local (Sofia)
  • Romania — $0.09 local (Bucharest)
  • United Kingdom — $0.05 local (London)
  • Ukraine — $0.21 dial-out

The total cost per minute for each group of attendees breaks down as follows:

  • Bulgaria — $0.27 (3 attendees times 0.09)
  • Romania — $0.18 (2 attendees times 0.09)
  • United Kingdom — $0.15 (3 attendees times 0.05)
  • Ukraine — $0.63 — (3 attendees times 0.21)

In this example, the total cost per minute for the entire group joining your Bulgaria conference call would be just $1.23 — quite a bit less than a toll free international conference call.

Using the 30-minute duration we used earlier, this global conference call would cost $36.90.

Keep in mind that you can use a mix of dial out, local, and toll free access numbers, so your costs will depend on the choices you make. These examples should give you an idea of how affordable hosting a Bulgaria global conference call can be.

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Chairing Global Conference Calls in United Arab Emirates

You’ll need to find a convenient means of joining a geographically diverse group together into a group audio call.

Cityscape Dubai Fog Sunrise Burj UAEDoing business in the United Arab Emirates often requires international communications with partners, colleagues, suppliers, contractors, and business associates around the world. Whether you’re in the United Arab Emirates for business or pleasure, you may find the need to conduct a group audio UAE conference call with attendees from around the globe.

This could be an ongoing need, or it could be something you plan on utilizing on a regular basis. In either case, you’ll need to find a convenient means of joining a geographically diverse group together into a group audio call. Global conference calls in United Arab Emirates require a plan. Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Sign up for a global conference calling plan. Note that international conference calling services are different from domestic ones. Your traditional conference calling plan won’t support international callers. Our contract-free, pay-as-you-go United Arab Emirates plans are perfect, and they’re loaded with features. Choose from toll free or local access numbers, or use the optional dial-out feature to dial some attendees directly. Hosting a call is easy, and everyone dials a local access number to join the call. Our rates are highly competitive, and the sound quality is excellent thanks to fiberoptic PSTN networks.
  1. Schedule the United Arab Emirates conference call. Depending on where your attendees are located, this may require some scheduling flexibility. Keep time differences in mind. You can schedule calls in advance or host them on the fly. Consider recording your global conference calls, too. This allows you to share them with participants after the fact, especially those who missed the call.
  1. Get familiar with the features available to you. Our plans are packed with useful features such as the aforementioned MP3 call recording and moderator dial-out features. Spend some time getting comfortable with the online account management dashboard, live conference viewer, and mobile Connect App.
  1. Learn how to calculate the cost of your United Arab Emirates conference calls. As you know, holding global conference calls is far cheaper than hosting live events because travel and a physical conference room are not required. However, you’re likely accountable for your spending. Take a look at the per minute rates for each participant’s countries, multiply those rates by the number of participants per country, and then add them up to get a total cost per minute. Multiply that number by the estimated number of minutes your call is expected to last.

For example, if you have 3 participants in USA, 2 (counting yourself) in the United Arab Emirates, and 5 participants in Ireland, you’d need to look up the per minute rate for USA 2.6 cents ($0.026), United Arab Emirates ($0.38) and Ireland ($0.15) and then multiply them by the number of participants per country.

  1. Start using your United Arab Emirates conference calling plan. As you can see, global conference calls are inexpensive, so take advantage of your plan. With a pay-as-you-go plan, you pay only for the calls you make.

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Hosting Global Conference Calls Indonesia

Other participants from different countries would dial phone numbers specific to their countries, and everyone would be routed over a high quality PSTN network into a group audio call.

Gapura Gilimanuk Bali IndonesiaTraveling to Indonesia, yet need to stay in touch with your colleagues, business partners, suppliers, and associates elsewhere? Whether you’re based in Indonesia full time, spend a part of the year there, or have business associates in the country, hosting global conference calls is easier than you may realize. Let’s take a look at two of the most common scenarios for Indonesia conference calling.

Hosting Global Conference Calls from Indonesia

In this scenario, you’re in Indonesia but your contacts are located in other countries such as the United States, China, Hong Kong, or Australia. As the host of the call, you need a convenient and affordable means of bringing everyone together in a group audio call.

One option is to use your phone system’s conference calling feature, but it’s clunky. Not only are you limited by the phone system’s conference calling capabilities (you may only be able to join a handful of callers into a conference), your attendees will be forced to dial an international phone number in order to join the conference. Your conference calls could prove to be a burden on your attendees.

A better option is to use an international conference calling service provider that supports Indonesia and the countries your participants are in. With our Indonesia global conferencing service, your participants can dial a toll free phone number for their home countries and be instantly routed over a PSTN fiberoptic network to your conference. Meanwhile, you’d dial an Indonesia access number.

If you have attendees in countries without toll free access numbers to your conference, you’ll appreciate the ability to “dial out.” The dial out feature allows you to dial attendees’ numbers directly, and it usually comes with lower per minute rates than standard options.

Hosting Global Conference Calls with Attendees in Indonesia

The second scenario involves hosting a global conference call with attendees from Indonesia. In this case, you’re located in another country, let’s say Canada. As the host of the call, you’d dial a Canadian phone number to join the call while your attendees located in Indonesia would dial a toll free Indonesian phone number. Other participants from different countries would dial phone numbers specific to their countries, and everyone would be routed over a high quality PSTN network into a group audio call.

It doesn’t matter where in the world you may be, or what type of phone you may use. Whether you’re on a landline, cellphone, or VoIP phone, you can participate or host an Indonesia conference call.

Benefits of Hosting Indonesia Conference Calls using Our Service

  • No hassles
  • No activation fees
  • No contracts
  • Pay as you go billing
  • Cancel any time
  • No reservations required
  • Operator assistance available 24/7
  • Competitive global rates
  • Premium conference calling features without the premium price
  • Over 60 to 100 countries supported (depending on the plan)

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Communicating with Investors via Ireland International Conference Calls

Your potential investors will not need to rely on operator assistance to make an international call to Ireland, nor will they need to worry about the cost of the call.

 Bridge Dublin Ireland Eire City CanalIreland’s business startup scene is booming, making it an attractive potential destination for international investors. However, before booking a flight, many savvy investors will want to ask a few questions. Using Ireland international conference calls with founders and investors is a good way to set the stage for an in-country visit.

Depending on where your potential investors are located, traveling to Ireland could be a costly endeavor. Ireland international conference calls allow you to enter into preliminary discussions and address any concerns early in the relationship. As your international investors learn more about your vision and opportunity through your conference calls, they’ll be better able to make the decision to meet with you in person.

How International Conference Calls in Ireland Work

If your investors are in other countries and you’re in Ireland, international conference calls allow your investors to dial a local or toll free number within their own countries in order to join the conference. You’ll dial a local or toll free number for Ireland. All callers from around the world will be routed over a fiber optic PSTN telecommunications network and joined into an audio conference room via our conference bridge. Sound quality is exceptional, allowing your investors to hear your pitch and ask questions without interference, echoes, dropouts, or other signal issues.

Show Your Professionalism with Ireland Conference Calls

While you could use other methods to communicate in a group audio call with investors, most are complicated, hard for everyone involved to use, and fraught with audio quality problems. On the other hand, hosting an international conference call with country-specific access codes and exceptional sound quality signals your professionalism.

Your potential investors will not need to rely on operator assistance to make an international call to Ireland, nor will they need to worry about the cost of the call. Many will appreciate the fact that you’ve provided them with toll free access while others will view your thoughtfulness as a good business practice.

If you want to be seen as a professional an investor can be confident in investing in, you’ll want to look and act the part. Your choice in providing a convenient, high quality, and toll-free means of communication will go a long way in impressing your investors.

Prepare for the Next Round with MP3 Recordings

In addition to facilitating communications with your international investors, you could use the MP3 recording feature to record your conference calls. Later, listen to the recordings to critique your pitch, catch nuances you might not have noticed during the call, or review the information.

As you move forward, listen to the earlier recording to prepare for the next round. This can help refresh your memory and calm your nerves. It can also help to ensure that you don’t forget any action steps you’d previously agreed to perform.

Ireland international conference calls are a great way to communicate with investors before, during, and after the deal. Sign up for a pay-as-you-go account and enjoy the benefits of international collaboration. There are no contracts, activation fees, monthly fees, or minimums.

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Holding Brazil Group Audio Calls With International Participants

While you’re in Brazil, you may be far from home, but you’re never far from your contacts if you use an international conference calling service that supports Brazil group audio calls.

Brazil Belo HorizonteAs an emerging economy and gorgeous tourist destination, traveling to Brazil on business or for pleasure is becoming commonplace.

While you’re in Brazil, you may be far from home, but you’re never far from your contacts if you use an international conference calling service that supports Brazil group audio calls.

Here’s what you need to know about staying in touch with your international team while you’re in Brazil.

1. Setting up Brazil group audio calls is easy. With our international audio conferencing service, you can set up your Brazil group audio calls in the same way that you would do using a domestic audio conferencing service. The main difference involves issuing international access numbers. Simply schedule your group audio call and invite attendees. They’ll be given either local or toll free access numbers (depending on how you set up the conference) that are local to their countries.

2. Nothing’s more important than network quality. Not all international conference calling service providers provide exceptional sound quality. We do. All of our Brazil group audio calls are routed over a PSTN fiber optic network to ensure the best sound quality possible no matter where in the world your attendees are located.

3. You can host a group audio call from anywhere and from any phone. Whether you’re in Brazil, on a layover in Miami, or visiting another country, you can host international group audio calls. Not only that, you can do so from a landline, mobile phone, or VoIP phone. Your participants can join from any country or phone, too.

4. There’s no special equipment or software required. Have you ever been invited to a web conference only to find out that you need a microphone, webcam, and software? Even if you have the hardware and technical know-how to set everything up, doing so is time-consuming and intrusive. By hosting group audio calls, you’ll never impose on your participants in this manner.

5. A multitude of useful features are available. We recommend recording your Brazil group audio calls so that you can review them later or share the recordings with those who couldn’t attend in person. MP3 call recording is but one of many useful features.

6. Group audio calls are an affordable way to stay in touch with a geographically diverse team. We offer low per minute rates and pay-as-you-go pricing, making our international conference calling plans particularly affordable and flexible. If you only need to host Brazil conference calls while you’re in Brazil on business, use our service to do so with confidence. When you no longer have the need, stop using the service without concerns about contracts or fees.

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Bolivia International Conference Calling

Our rates are extremely competitive, making holding Bolivia conference calls a cost-effective means of communicating with your Bolivian business associates.

La Paz BoliviaBolivia has a population of more than 10 million people. It is also a resource-rich country with strong growth projections. Whether you do business in Bolivia or have business associates in the country, you may find yourself in need of Bolivia international conference calling services.

When it comes to hosting a Bolivia conference call with international participants, you’ll need a special type of conference calling service. Our expanded international conferencing plans allow you to host calls with participants around the world by providing them with local or toll free access numbers.

The Importance of an International Toll Free Access Number

You may have a high tech phone system with conference calling features and a toll free number for your business. While that’s helpful for holding conference calls with participants in your own country, it’s not practical for international participants.

First, your toll free business line only works domestically. A caller from Bolivia won’t be able to connect to your international conference call – nor will any of your other attendees located outside of your country. A workaround would be to give everyone your direct line, but then they’d all incur international long distance charges.

Benefits to Participants
If you’d rather avoid this scenario, use a Bolivia international conference calling service. The benefits to your participants include:
Familiarity – The toll free access number looks just like any other toll free number in their country. All they need to do is dial just like they always do. There’s no need to figure out Bolivia’s exit code or enter your country code. There’s no need to get the operator to help connect the call. It just works.
No charges to attendees – As the host of a toll free Bolivia conference call, you’ll be billed for call, not individual participants. They’ll be reassured about potential costs as soon as they see they’re dialing a toll free number.
Works on any phone type – You and your participants can join the Bolivia conference call using any phone including landlines, mobile phones, and VoIP phones. There’s no software to install (unless you want the convenience of our mobile app), no special equipment to buy, and no complicated software to learn.

Benefits to You
Chairing a toll free Bolivia conference call is easy to do when you use our service. We’ve built or international conferencing service on tried-and-true telecommunications technology – not VoIP. Transmission over a PSTN network translate into crystal clear audio with no dropouts, echoes, or volume issues. This allows everyone in your group call to hear one another clearly so you can focus on the issue at hand.

We’ve also included some of the most popular conferencing features such as MP3 recording, live conference viewer, attendance reports, and a dial-out option. Our rates are extremely competitive, making holding Bolivia conference calls a cost-effective means of communicating with your Bolivian business associates.

Perhaps best of all, our expanded international conferencing service is available on a pay-as-you-go basis. There are no monthly fees, contracts, minimums, or prepayments. Simply pay as you go. Whether you need to host one Bolivia toll free conference call or hundreds of them, you’ll love the flexibility of our international conferencing service.

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Chairing UK Global Conference Calls

The quality of both service and audio are essential. We offer 24/7 US-based assistance to ensure your complete satisfaction — and we use PSTN networks known for their sound quality and reliability.

UK London Thames RiverWhether managing a global team or coordinating a one-time international event in the UK, global conference calls can make your life — and the lives of your participants — much easier.

If you’ve been tasked with managing a group of people from around the world, consider signing up for a pay-as-you-go global conference calling plan. Below are a few tips to help you get the most out of your plan.

  1. Find Out Who Can Join Your UK Global Conference Calls

Before signing up for any international conferencing plan, especially those that have recurring costs or long-term contracts, make sure to find out which countries are supported. It doesn’t do any good to sign up for a UK global conference calling plan if your main participants live in a country that is unable (or is excessively expensive) to join into your conference calls. Start by checking out our Expanded Global Toll Free Conference Call Service list of more than 100 countries.

  1. Determine the Right Type of Plan for Your UK Global Conference Calling Needs

Will you be holding global conference calls on a regular and high volume basis or do you expect to chair a few international teleconferences sporadically throughout the year? Are you concerned about signing up for a long-term plan that you might not use regularly?

Many of our customers prefer the flexibility of pay-as-you-go international conferencing. There’s less pressure and fewer worries about recurring costs or underutilizing the service. In fact, many sign up for a pay-as-you-go plan because they only need to host a few, or even just one, UK conference calls. They use the service as needed and leave their concerns behind.

  1. Check Your Costs

International conference call providers offer a variety of pricing models, making it difficult to compare costs. While a flat monthly price may sound enticing, how does that figure translate into your real-world usage? Will you use the service enough to justify the recurring expense? Would it make more sense to pay for your minutes as you use them?

We publish our per minute rates per country on our website, making it easy for you to estimate the cost of your UK global conference calls. For example, if you plan on holding a 20-minute conference call each week with participants in the UK, France, USA, Canada, and South Africa, you could quickly look up the current rates for each of those countries and do the math. Spend a few minutes crunching the numbers and find out just how advantageous it is to pay as you go.

  1. Choose a Reliable Service Provider and Network

The quality of both service and audio are essential. We offer 24/7 US-based assistance to ensure your complete satisfaction — and we use PSTN networks known for their sound quality and reliability. Our plans are loaded with features and available on a pay-as-you-go, no contract basis. You won’t find a better deal!

  1. Use the Service

Finally, start using the service. UK global conference calls are a great way to collaborate with your team. Use the service to share information, brainstorm ideas, resolve issues, and build relationships — and more.

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Behind the Scenes in a Uruguay Global Conference Call

Imagine a Uruguay exporter who ships items to distributors in Brazil, Argentina, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Rambla Beach Montevideo Uruguay Worldwide conference calls may seem like the realm of big, international conglomerates residing in high-rise office buildings equipped with the latest PBX systems, but they aren’t necessarily.

Yes, the big players use international conference calls all the time, but so do the smaller ones. Let’s take a peek behind the scenes during a global conference call in Uruguay.

Imagine a Uruguay exporter who ships items to distributors in Brazil, Argentina, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He would like to discuss a new product’s launch strategy with representatives in each of these three countries.

Though there are some minor differences based on local markets, the overarching strategy is consistent enough that a group call makes the most sense.

However, the exporter doesn’t have a fancy PBX system capable of handling a four-way conference call. He’s also concerned about how the distributors might react to having to dial a phone number in Uruguay, especially if the call runs an hour or more as he expects it to.

The exporter does some research and finds out that he can sign up for a service that allows him to host international global conference calls in Uruguay without a contract and without monthly fees.

Among the many other benefits he discovers:

  • Low international rates to dozens of countries
  • Toll free and local access numbers
  • MP3 recording
  • Exceptional call quality
  • 24/7 operator assistance

He’s nearly ready to sign up, but he realizes that this Uruguay global conference call is likely to be a one-time need. As he continues to explore American International Telephonic’s website, he realizes that the no-contract Uruguay conference calling plan is truly a pay-as-you-go plan. He can host this one call, pay for the minutes used, and never be billed another penny.

The exporter signs up and schedules his group audio call, a process that took mere minutes. He then invites his distributors from Brazil, Argentina, and the United States. Each participant receives the Uruguay conference call details complete with a local or toll free number for their own countries.

At the appointed time, the distributor in Brazil dials a local number and joins the call. The distributor in Argentina connects to the call using our Connect App (she’s used our service in the past and loves the mobile app). The U.S. distributor dials a toll free number. But the caller in the United Kingdom seems to have forgotten about the conference.

Remembering that the service has a moderator dial-out feature, the exporter dials the UK distributor on his cell phone and immediately joins him in the conference. Everyone is connected, and the sound quality is exceptional.

The exporter records the Uruguay conference with a quick key press and leads the team through a productive conversation. The call ends after about 45 minutes.

He’s delighted with the Uruguay conference call — and with the cost which came to about $26 for 45 minutes ($11.25 for Uruguay, $7.20 for Argentina, $4.50 for Brazil, $1.17 for USA, and $1.80 for UK dial-out).

Consider that this conference call will result in a valuable economic transaction for the exporter, is it worth $26 dollars versus meeting face-to-face in a mutually acceptable city with airfare, hotel and other expenses for all?

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Facilitating International Studies with Italy Conference Calls

Our pay-as-you-go Italy conference calling plans are affordable, flexible, and easy to use.

Venice ItalyItaly, with its ancient cities and abundant national treasures, often plays host to groups of international students longing to experience their learning firsthand. Many group organizers use Italy conference calls before, during, and after their tours.

Here’s how you can use Italy group conference calls when organizing an international excursion to Italy.

Planning Your Tour with Italy Global Conferencing
It’s not uncommon for group organizers to be located in different countries, making it smart to use international conference calls to plan the curriculum and discuss logistics.

For example, you might be in the United States while your co-organizers are in France and Italy. Global conferencing allows you each to dial a local number for your respective countries to join a group call. Once connected, you can brainstorm ideas, suggest must-see sites, discuss enrollment, and so on. If you need to coordinate with local contacts, you could dial them into the call using the moderator dial-out feature as needed.

You could also use Italy global conference calls to hold group orientation calls with your students and their parents before the trip, especially if some of the key organizers are already in Italy at the time.

With an Italy global conferencing plan, callers from around the world can join your conference call by dialing a local or toll free number. These calls are then routed over a PSTN network and joined in a group call. The call quality is exceptional – far superior to VoIP and Web audio calls – and there’s no need for special equipment or software.

Using Global Conference Calls During Your Group’s Time in Italy
While your students may be in Italy, most of their families will have stayed behind. Holding the occasional Italy group conference call with parents is a great way to keep parents involved, allow them to ask questions, have students present oral reports, or share the latest events.

You could also use your Italy conference calling plan to communicate with your family members and business partners back home. Again, they’d dial a local or toll free access number. While you’re in Italy, you’d dial an Italian access number. You’d all be joined together into an audio conference.

Using Italy Conference Calls After the Event
Now that you’re back home, you may have a few loose ends to tie. Naturally, you’ll want to thank your hosts. If you plan on holding future events, this is a good time to schedule a group conference call to discuss the “lessons learned” so that you can make next year’s trip even better. Plan on holding a lessons learned audio conference promptly, when the details are fresh. Record the call so that you can review the conversation again when planning your next international studies trip to Italy.

These are a few examples of how a simple technology, conference calling, can be used when organizing a student tour of Italy. Our pay-as-you-go Italy conference calling plans are affordable, flexible, and easy to use. There’s no commitment, no contract, and no hassles.

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Setting Up a Bermuda Global Conference Call

Note that even within a single country, rates vary depending on if the access number is a local or toll free number.

Front Street Hamilton BermudaNeed to host a Global Conference Call in Bermuda?

Whether you’re a full-time resident of Bermuda or a visitor, hosting a global conference call in Bermuda with participants around the world is surprisingly easy. Here’s what’s involved.

  1. International access numbers are a must. When you host a global conference call, in Bermuda or anywhere else in the world, your international attendees must dial a phone number in order to join the call. While participants in Bermuda expect to dial a Bermuda phone number, those located in other countries will be put off by the expectation that they make a potentially costly international phone call. Some international callers will have trouble, requiring operator assistance to dial outside of their countries.

Avoid these problems altogether by using our international conference calling service. We offer both local and toll free access numbers for countries around the world and low per minute rates. Participants from Brazil will dial a Brazilian access number; callers from Canada will dial a Canadian access number; attendees from Japan will dial a Japanese access number; and so on. All will be immediately connected to your Bermuda global conference call.

  1. Make sure to consider time differences. When scheduling your global Bermuda conference call, use a world time zone map to help you select the most convenient time for the conference for the bulk of the attendees. Depending on the countries involved, it may be impossible to schedule a 100 percent convenient time for 100 percent of your participants. If so, pay close attention to the next step.
  1. Record the global conference call. Set up call recording so that those who cannot attend the teleconference as it takes place can later listen to the recording. Depending on the nature of the call, such as a sales training class, you may even want to keep the recording for future reference. Our global conference call plans create MP3 files of your recordings that can easily be downloaded and shared.
  1. Calculate the potential cost of the Bermuda global conference call. Estimate the potential cost of your Bermuda conference call is relatively easy, but you’ll need to look up the country rates for each country involved. Note that even within a single country, rates vary depending on if the access number is a local or toll free number. Mobile callers sometimes have higher rates, and if you use moderator dial-out, you’ll usually get a much lower rate.

To calculate the conference call’s cost, the basic formula is as follows:

(Number of attendees) x (country’s per minute rate x duration of call in minutes)

For example, a 20-minute global conference call with 5 attendees in a country with a rate of 7 cents per minute would work out like this:

5 attendees x (0.07/minute x 20 minutes) = $7

If you have callers from different countries or with different rates, you’ll need to perform additional calculations and then add them all together.

  1. Sign up for a pay-as-you-go Bermuda global conference call plan. Whether you need to hold regular international conference calls or have a one-time need, our pay-as-you-go plans are ideal. You’re billed only for the minutes you use, making our global conferencing solutions extremely flexible. There’s no contract to sign, no monthly fee, and no hassles. And, most importantly, call quality is exceptional for all parties involved thanks to the use of an advanced PSTN network.

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Myths about Holding Global Conference Calls in Belarus

You’ll be impressed with the sound quality no matter where in the world your callers are located.

Belarus Minsk Academy of SciencesThe CIA World Factbook describes Belarus’s telecommunications system as “lagging behind its neighbors in upgrading telecommunications infrastructure” and says that rural areas continue to be underserved. Others have said that waiting lists for phone service are long.

While Belarus may have a way to go with its telephone infrastructure, business professionals often have to get creative in how they communicate with the outside world. One way is through global conference calls. However, there are a few myths surrounding international conference calls. We’ve busted them below.

Myth: You need a sophisticated phone system to hold global conference calls.

Not true. In fact, you can host global conference calls in Belarus using a mobile phone. Our international conferencing the technology is offered as a service, and there’s no hardware to buy. You can schedule and host a conference simply by dialing an access number or launching a free mobile app. Likewise, your participants can call in using any type of phone including landlines, mobile phones, and VoIP phones.

Myth: Global participants face high costs when participating in Belarus conference calls.

This is another common misconception. However, you can set up the call in such a way as to minimize their costs — or eliminate them completely. We have local and toll free numbers for countries around the world. For example, you could set up your global conference call so that callers in the Philippines dial a local number for the Philippines. You could issue a toll free access number for callers in Vietnam. You could even dial participants directly if so desired. Our international conference calling rates to Belarus are extremely competitive, too, further busting any myths about conferencing costs.

Myth: Sound quality is problematic because of Belarus’s telecommunications infrastructure.

If you use an inferior international conference calling service, you could encounter sound quality problems, but that’s not necessarily the fault of the Belarus telecommunications system. It all depends on how the conference calls are connected. Our international conferencing service utilizes advanced PSTN networks known for their quality and reliability. You’ll be impressed with the sound quality no matter where in the world your callers are located.

Myth: Long-term contracts, high monthly fees, and early termination penalties make international conference calling feasible only for companies with high volume conferencing requirements.

This myth is true if you choose an international conference calling plan that has long-term contracts, high monthly fees, and early termination penalties. But it’s busted when you choose our pay-as-you-go global conference calling plans. You can use our service as little or as often as you like with no recurring charges, no activation fees, no contracts, no minimums, and no penalties. Whether you host a single Belarus global conference call or many of them, you pay only for the minutes you use.

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International Conference Calling for Barbados Business Professionals

Outsourcing has become commonplace, with independent contractors working on projects from afar.

Clearwater Villa Ocean View BarbadosIf you operate a business in Barbados, you may have partners, vendors, customers, and colleagues in other parts of the world.

Bringing them together in a Barbados conference call should be as easy as holding any other conference call in your office. However, you’ll likely discover that it’s not.

Why You Need an International Conference Calling Solution

For example, your suppliers in Asia may balk at having to dial an international phone number. Your European customers might not be concerned about the potential cost of the call, but they could have trouble figuring out how to dial an international conference call based in Barbados.

Fortunately, international conference calling services exist specifically for overcoming these difficulties. When you chair a Barbados conference call using our international conferencing service, your callers can dial local or toll free access numbers for their own countries. These “local” calls are then routed over a PSTN network and joined to your conference.

In order to host an international conference call from Barbados, you simply schedule the call, invite participants, provide participants with their local access numbers and PIN, and collaborate in a group call with your international associates.

When to Host International Conference Calls in Barbados
When might you need to hold an international conference call? Below are a few examples of when group calls are advantageous:

Negotiating contracts

This is especially useful if your suppliers have representatives in different countries. Instead of letting them delay the conversation until everyone is back from their trips, accommodate them all by hosting an international conference call.

Resolving issues in the supply chain

What happens when a factory manager in China blames a shipping and logistics coordinator in Miami who blames the port authority in Barbados? The blame goes around but nothing gets resolved. Hold an international conference call with everyone involved and find out what happened so that you can avoid this problem in the future.

Group collaboration / virtual team meetings

Outsourcing has become commonplace, with independent contractors working on projects from afar. Though they may be located around the world, they still need to collaborate. Holding international conference calls is one of the best, and most affordable, ways to accomplish this.

Training calls

Instead of flying a trainer to Barbados to train your team, consider conducting the training using an international conference call. Not only will you save on travel costs, you can record the training session for future employees.

High-level strategy sessions with senior management

Are your senior managers or board members out of the country? Hold regular international conference calls regardless of where they are and keep your Barbados business on the right track.

Holding group interviews with international job candidates

If you are recruiting international job applicants, conduct initial interviews in international Barbados conference calls. This will save money, ensure all managers have a chance to ask their questions, and provide you with a recording of the interviews (if you record the calls) that you can review later.

These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Two plans to choose from.

Depending on where in the world your participants are located, you may find the Legacy or Expanded plan better for your needs.