With its robust export, manufacturing, oil production, real estate, and mining sectors, it’s not unusual to have business contacts in Ghana with whom you need to have an international conference call.
Our international conference calling plan is an excellent choice for holding global conference calls with participants around the world — including Ghana.
Even though the country of Ghana does not offer toll-free access numbers through it’s government owned telecommunications agency, it is still a reality that you can easily hold a conference call with a Ghana based attendee.
The Solution to Ghana International Conference Calls
To host or participate in international conference calls from Ghana using our service, we recommend downloading and using the free Connect app. This app requires a network or wireless connection but allows you to join international conference calls without having to dial any international access numbers. The app takes care of the connection, allowing you to communicate with your colleagues quickly and easily.
If you have participants located in Ghana and need an easy way to join them to the call, you can join them to your call directly from within the app. Another option is to use our live, 24-hour US-based operators to make the connection for you.
In addition to 24 hour live operator support to assist in joining participants to your call, you could also use the included dial-out feature. In other words, if you know the phone number of the Ghana participant that you wish to add to your call, simply dial-out to that Ghana phone number through your conference call account and place the guest into your call.
The Republic of Ghana is located in West Africa along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered by the Ivory Coast, Togo, Burkina Faso, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Guinea.
Ghana has a long and ancient history. Ghana was colonized, and known as the British Gold Coast, by the British in the 1900s. Ghana was the first sub-Saharan country to declare its independence from colonization by the Europeans in 1957. A series of coups followed before Ghana stabilized politically in the early 1980s.
Today, Ghana is a diverse country that is home to more than 26 million people from various ethnicities and religions.
Ghana has the 9th largest economy on the African continent by several measures and is abundant in natural resources including oil, natural gas, gold, and diamonds. Cocoa production is one of its other economic drivers, and Ghana is one of the largest cocoa producers, if not the largest, in the world. Ghana also has robust manufacturing and real estate markets.
Telecommunications in Ghana
According to CIA World Factbook, Ghana had 260,000 fixed line telephone subscribers in 2014 for a tele density of just one subscriber for every 100 inhabitants. This isn’t unusual in sub-Saharan Africa, nor is its much higher mobile phone density of 118 for every 100 inhabitants. In 2014, there were 30.4 million mobile cellular subscribers in the country.
Ghana’s telecommunications system is made up of microwave radio relay and wireless local loop components. CIA World Factbook reports that its fixed line infrastructure is concentrated in Accra and is both outdated and unreliable. Ghana is a landing point for several submarine cables (SAT-3/WASC, Main One, and GLO-1) which link to South Africa, Europe, and Asia. It also has four satellite earth stations and uses microwave radio relay links to connect to neighboring countries.
According to Budde.com.au, Ghana’s mobile telecommunications market is one of the more competitive in the region. Ghana was one of the first to privatize its telecommunications sector and has led the way in mobile telephony and data services development as well as in Internet adoption.
Ghana’s mobile market is competitive with six operators offer mobile cellular and mobile broadband services. Both m-commerce and m-banking are growing in Ghana. One service of note is MTN Ghana’s Mobile Money service.
Ghana’s government also offers a network of public Internet access stations and has made efforts to improve the country’s computer literacy. As of 2014 estimates, Ghana had about 5 million Internet users, or about 19 percent of its population.
Making International Phone Calls to and from Ghana
Ghana’s international country code is 233. If you need to call someone in Ghana from another country, you’ll first dial your country’s exit code followed by 233 and the number. If you’re in Ghana and need to dial an international number, you’ll need to dial Ghana’s exit code, which is 00 followed by the international country code and phone number for the person you are calling.
Joining International Conference Calls to and from Ghana
For most participants located in the world’s more developed countries, access to your call can be accomplished via the app, via operator assistance, or by dialing a country-specific access number (toll free or local).
Our international conferencing service connects all participants to your call over a modern fiber optic telecommunications system. Even if your participants are in countries like Ghana where the telecom infrastructure is barely adequate, the call quality is exceptional thanks to our networks.
Our global conferencing plans are offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, making them ideal for your short-term and long-term international conference calling needs. There are no contracts, commitments, monthly fees, or minimum usage requirements.