Using Global Conferencing Services from Costa Rica

After the Costa Rica global conference call, our service automatically sends you an attendance report detailing attendance and how many minutes were consumed.

Puerto Golfito Costa RicaWhether you’re working abroad, wanting to keep in touch with family while vacationing in another country, or running a business in Costa Rica, global conferencing services can help you stay in touch with a group. Here’s what you need to know about using global conference calls with Costa Rica.

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    • First, you’ll need a convenient means of conducting global conference calls. One of the best conference calling options for people in Costa Rica is our pay-as-you-go global conferencing calling plan. There’s no special equipment to buy, no contract to sign, no expensive buckets of minutes to pay for each month whether you use them or not, no recurring fees, and no penalties if you decide to cancel. Simply pay as you go. We have competitive Costa Rica toll free and international conference calling rates along with modern global conferencing technologies.
    • After signing up for a pay-as-you-go Costa Rica global conferencing plan, the next step is to host your first international conference call. This is easy using our free mobile Connect app or online conference manager. You can even ask one of our live operators to help. They’re based in the United States and available 24/7. There’s no need for a reservation; if you’re ready to host a global Costa Rica conference call, you can host one on demand.
    • Accessing the Costa Rica conference call is easy — for everyone involved. If you’re in Costa Rica, you can dial a Costa Rica access number which routes you over our PSTN network and global conferencing bridge. Meanwhile, your attendees in other countries will dial different access numbers specific to their own countries. Depending on the locale or individual circumstances, you could also dial attendees directly using the moderator dial-out feature available in the app and online global conference call manager.
    • During the Costa Rica conference call, you may want to take advantage of a few features such as our MP3 recording tool. With just a tap of the button, you can record your global group audio calls. Whether you share the recording with your participants after the fact is completely up to you. Having a recording allows you to focus on the conversation as it takes place while also serving as a fall back should you need to review what was said after the call. It’s also helpful for key participants who might not have been able to join your international conference call from Costa Rica due to time zone differences or other reasons. Using the app or online conference viewer, you can also mute noisy lines, lock the call for security purposes, or join participants to the call in progress.
    • After the Costa Rica global conference call, our service automatically sends you an attendance report detailing attendance and how many minutes were consumed. You can go into your account and listen to the MP3 recording or share it with others.

As you can see, using our global conferencing services from Costa Rica is easy and affordable. We encourage you to sign up for an account and hold a test call so that you can also HEAR the quality firsthand.

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Conducting International Business Over the Phone with Customers and Prospects in the Bahamas

Building relationships is essential in any business, and these services can help you to do just that with your customers in the Bahamas.

Bahamas NassauAs a business person selling products or services to customers in the Bahamas, you’ll likely spend your fair share of time on the doing business over the phone.

Below are two must-have international phone services that will make it easier than ever for you to connect with your customers and prospects in the Bahamas:

  • Global virtual phone numbers — Getting a toll free Bahamas virtual phone number that forwards callers to your main office in the United States or another country is both affordable and practical. The phone number itself looks and acts like any other toll free business phone number in the Bahamas, allowing you to create a local presence.

Your customers in the Bahamas can reach you easily without incurring international long distance costs or worrying about dialing exit codes and international country codes. Not only does your global virtual number remove potential barriers to calling you, it helps you to look more like a local. Your customers will most likely appreciate the ease of calling you as well.

Meanwhile, our global virtual numbers come with helpful features such as local ring tones, advanced call forwarding, voice response systems, PBX features, simultaneous ringing, and more. Optional call recording and rollover minutes are also available as add-ons to the service.

  • International Conference Calling — Need to speak with a group of clients or vendors in the Bahamas? Our international conference calling plan makes it easy for your attendees from the Bahamas to join your group audio calls. There are two options: toll free access numbers or moderator dial out.

With toll free access numbers, your callers simply dial a toll free number. They will then be connected to your international conference call regardless of which country you are in when you host it. Moderator dial out is useful when you want to manually join someone into your international conference call. You can initiate moderator dial out from our web application or from the free mobile Connect app. You’ll also get lower per minute rates for international conferencing connections made using dial out.

Building relationships is essential in any business, and these services can help you to do just that with your customers in the Bahamas. However, not all service providers are created equally. Some use cheap VoIP connections or skimp on features. Don’t let bad phone services stand between you and your customers!

With our international phone services, all calls from the Bahamas are forwarded to your ring-to number or international conferencing bridge over fiber optic PSTN telecommunications networks for exceptional reliability and clarity — and 24/7 help is readily available from live, US-based operators.

We offer Bahamas international virtual phone numbers and international conferencing services on a no-contract basis, making both of these services easy to try. Use these services for as long as you need them or cancel at any time. Get started today and connect with your customers in the Bahamas easier than ever.

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Collaborate Internationally with Latvia Global Conference Calls

Our Latvia global conference calling plans eliminate this problem with local and toll free access numbers specific to more than 60, or more than 100 with our Expanded plan, countries.

Riga Latvia imageAre you part of a global team based in Latvia? Whether you’re part of a small virtual group or have colleagues scattered around the globe, hopping on a plane every time you need to collaborate simply isn’t practical.

While online collaboration tools make it easier for teams to work together, there are times when you need the real-time back and forth of an actual conversation. If you’re in Latvia, global conference calls are the perfect solution. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

  • Regular conference calls don’t necessarily work internationally. Sure, you could give your fellow team members the direct phone number for your office in Latvia and use the PBX’s conference calling features, if available, but that would require each global conference call participant to dial an international phone number as well as incur costs. Some may have trouble figuring out how to call your office from their countries, and country exit codes vary, making it hard to provide this information for all of your intended participants. Our Latvia global conference calling plans eliminate this problem with local and toll free access numbers specific to more than 60, or more than 100 with our Expanded plan, countries.
  • Audio quality is crucial. This is not the time to experiment with free international conferencing services that use VoIP. Our Latvia global conferencing service is powered by modern, fiberoptic PSTN networks of the highest quality. You’ll be able to hear one another perfectly despite geographic distances spanning the globe.
  • Hosting Latvia global conference calls is less expensive than it sounds. You’ll be pleasantly surprised as you browse our competitive international conference calling rates. For example, our conferencing rates for Riga access numbers are currently just 10 cents per minute. We offer both toll free and local numbers for dozens of countries. You can control your costs even further by using the dial out feature which gives you even lower per minute rates. Plus, there are no minimum usage requirements, monthly fees, or surprises. Simply pay for the minutes you use, as you use them.
  • There’s no need to sign a long-term contract. Our Latvia global conference calling plans are available on a no-contract basis. They are truly pay as you go. If you use our service to make 100 conference calls a month, great. If you use it to make one conference call and never make another call again, that’s fine too. You can use it or not use it as you see fit.

These are but a few thoughts to keep in mind as you consider international conference calling services in Latvia. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and help in any way. Sign up for an account today and find out just how affordable and easy it is to collaborate using Latvia conference calls.

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International Conference Calls and the Hospitality Industry

Hold International Conference Calls with VIPs depending on the VIP’s requirements, your conference calls may include participant’s from around the world.

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The hospitality industry uses international conference calling for a variety of purposes including internal brainstorming sessions, formal training, contract negotiations, procurement, guest relations, and even as a service offered to guests. The possibilities are nearly limitless! Below are a few ways that you can use global conference calls to communicate internally and externally to collaborate with regional managers, employees, vendors and suppliers, event planners, and guests from around the world.

Six ways to Host Virtual Meetings with participants around the world

International conference calling allows you to hold virtual meetings with participants from around the world in a private, voice-only “conference room.” In order to access the virtual meeting, each of the global conference call’s participants uses a standard or mobile phone to call in. There’s no need for computers or software. In addition, each caller receives an access phone number that is local to their country which avoids unnecessary dialing confusion or concerns about the call’s potential cost.

You can use global conference calls for meetings with:

  • Your executive team – Is it hard (or expensive) to get your executive team together for routine meetings? Teleconferences are a low-cost way to keep everyone informed of both routine and major events.
  • Regional managers – With facilities around the globe, international conference calling is a must to ensure that each regional team feels connected to the larger organization. Use global conference calls to support, encourage, train, and troubleshoot facilities around the globe.
  • Employees – While it may not be necessary to hold companywide conference calls on a regular basis, occasional group conference calls can be used for a variety of purposes such as for making major announcements or holding training sessions. You can also record your group calls, allowing employees to listen in at a later time and date if desired.
  • Lawyers, publicists, and other professionals – Need to strategize with external partners such as lawyers, publicists, or consultants? A global conference call allows you and your executive team to connect with professionals from around the world in a private, convenient teleconference. Get your questions answered and brainstorm your next move without having to arrange flights or hotel accommodations.
  • Suppliers and vendors – You can also use international conference calling to hold procurement teleconferences, negotiate better deals with vendors, coordinate projects, and much more.
  • Event planners – Global teleconferences are also useful when working with event planners who intend to hold conferences, exhibitions, banquets, trade shows, sporting events, and other events at your venue. Because global conference calls are so convenient, your meetings can include crucial personnel involved in planning an event so that the event planners can get all of their questions answered in a single session.

Hold International Conference Calls with VIPs

Hotel Businessman on global conference callWhether dealing with an agency or celebrities, politicians, and high rollers directly, global conference calls allow you to quickly and easily connect all relevant parties to a group call. Depending on the VIP’s needs, your conference calls may include participant’s from around the world including:

  • Hotel managers
  • Food service managers
  • Transportation coordinators
  • Security managers

You can even add participants to the call as needed. For example, if the agent has questions about your security detail at a specific property, you could use the moderator dial out tool to call the head of security at that facility and bring him or her into the conference call.

Offer International Conferencing as a Service

Not only can you use international conference calling for all of the above, you may also want to offer international conference calling to your guests or as part of your meeting room services. For example, if your facility has a standard business center with computers, Wi-Fi, fax machines, and standard phones, adding international conference calling could set your facility apart from its competitors. Using your international conferencing plan’s account management dashboard, you will immediately know the total cost of each global conference call your guests make. Thus, you can bill them accordingly. Low per minute international rates allow for a healthy markup. Meanwhile, your business guests will appreciate being able to stay in touch with their teams around the world.

Not only can you offer international conferencing via your business services center, your concierge could easily coordinate global conference calls for guests as needed. Guests can even participate in their conferences from the privacy of their rooms.

Whether you operate a chain of hotels or a small bed and breakfast inn, signing up for an international conference calling plan allows you to stay connected to partners, suppliers, agencies, and VIP guests and their representatives from around the world. You can even get a pay-as-you-go plan with no contracts, allowing you to offer global conference calls as a service without any upfront costs. If you do business with others outside of your country, as most hospitality businesses do, access to international conference calling makes perfect sense.

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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.

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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 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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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

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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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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.

Give it a try by signing up for an international conferencing account today.

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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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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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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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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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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