If you host a diverse conference call with guests in remote countries, network access numbers might not exist. But this shouldn’t stop your call.
The Expanded Plan includes in-country toll-free access in over 100 countries plus local access numbers in 50 worldwide cities.
In addition to convenient dial-in access methods enabling an attendee to login with either a local or toll-free number from inside their country, the Expanded Plan also gives the chairperson dial-out capability.
How does the dial-out option help you add inaccessible attendees to your call?
In a nutshell, the dial-out feature enables the leader to call out to any phone number globally without disturbing the meeting in progress. This means the leader of the call can add a participant on demand in any country.
The attendee simply answers the inbound call to their phone and is immediately added to the call.
For instance, recently a customer based in New York had a project in progress in Ghana. There is simply no easy way for Ghana attendees to access the call. So, the chairperson uses the Expanded Plan with the easy dial-out feature to add the Ghana guests to their weekly calls. The other attendees located in the US and Kenya access the call using the supplied toll-free numbers.
In addition to the dial-out feature, the Expanded Plan also offers a free App that enables connecting to the conference room using any web-enabled device such as iPhone, Android, Blackberry or a PC and MAC desktop. The Connect App makes dialing in using traditional toll-free or local numbers unnecessary as long as the attendee has a WiFi connection.
Be careful with the company you choose
Some companies offer local international access numbers that you can give out to your global call participants but they may not work.
Bad, non-working access numbers are obviously something you want to avoid especially on an important business conference call with a potential client, existing customer or with a regular team meeting call. Some of the problematic services with non-working overseas access numbers are touted as cost-free. The saying is still true, you get what you pay for.
The Expanded Plan is an all-inclusive, high powered, intercontinental business collaboration tool with global access numbers guaranteed to be operational 24/7.
In addition to the many methods of accessing your call, the chairperson can always reach a 24 hour U.S. based operator who will connect anyone, or fix anything required.