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Using Conference Calls for Telecommuting

An employee may consider working from home a lucky option. Telecommuting can be a benefit to both the employer and the employee. It does have some challenges. For example, some employees spend the bulk of their time away from the office.

Contact with that person can suffer and cause employee isolation. Also, those off site team members may be unaware of the minor changes that take place in the office. These problems can be avoided with regular conference calls.

One of the best tools is also the simplest:
conference calls services. Whether you have a single employee working from home or an entire virtual team, regular conference calls are a must.

For the individual telecommuter, being included in weekly staff meetings ensures that she is aware of the day-to-day changes, updates, and issues affecting your business. It also allows the telecommuter to contribute ideas, raise concerns, and remain involved.

Whether your company has one telecommuter or an entire virtual team,
conferencing services keep teams connected, no matter where in the world they happen to be. With international conference calls they can stay connected to headquarters easily even when overseas.

The strategy for unlimited worldwide collaboration

If you hold global conference calls with geographically diverse attendees, using a plan that has a wide international network of access numbers is important.

Holding a traditional conference call can be a challenge because many participants can't dial your country's toll free number and may hesitate at dialing in directly due to concerns about the potential cost.

By using a host-pays global conference plan, you can host group calls as needed as well as issue local phone numbers for many cities of the world including Canada, US, Anguilla, Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, Tobago, UAE, UK, Uruguay and Venezuela and more.

Economic Conference Calls

If you host conferences often, your conferencing costs can be a significant part of your operating budget. It is possible to manage the conference costs and replace high cost services with a low cost, reliable conferencing service.

If you are located in the U.S., a couple of different low cost service strategies exist: active cost management or an
unlimited conference call plan. If you make occasional calls, taking a more active role in the call's planning can lead to lower costs. On the other hand, if you hold regular conferences, an unlimited conferencing service may be the better choice.

These days, many participants that dial-in from their home office or cell phone have included nationwide long distance. Those participants would not have any extra long distance fees to pay to call a standard U.S. toll number.

Types of Conference Call Services

Toll-free, standard toll, International conference call, Video and Web Conferencing

With toll free conferencing, all participants dial a toll free 800 number to access your phone meeting. The call is free to the caller.

With a US and Canada
toll free plan, the main benefit is that the access to the call is paid for by the host and removes any obstacles related to expense on behalf of the attendee.

The International Phone Collaboration plan also offers Toll Free access for the participants. The toll free dial-in numbers are available from over 100 countries.

International Toll Free Conferencing Plans

Legacy | 119 Country Toll-Free access numbers
Expanded | 150 Country access numbers with advanced connections options

A few examples of International Conference Calling with multiple rate options:

To join a conference call with India there are five rate options.
Use any or all of these on the same call.

India toll-free access - 18¢ per minute
India Connect app - 7¢ per minute
Dial-out to India - 7¢ per minute
India Chennai access - 14¢ per minute

India Bangalore access - 14¢ per minute

What do these India rates mean to me?
These access options enable the host to connect with India conference call participants in four different ways depending on the situation of the call leader and the invitees.

For instance, the leader of the call may be located in the US. If so, the US toll free access number would be what the US attendees would use to dial-in to the conference.

The india based attendees can optionally dial-in using the included India toll free access number. Or, you as the chairperson may decide to 'dial-out' to them at the lower dial-out rate noted above and enjoy cost savings.

The third option is to send the Chennai local India access number to India conferees, again at the lower Chennai India access rate.

Another connection option is the free, included Connect App. Any of your attendees can use the Connect App using their iPhone, Android, PC or Mac and join your call at the lower Connect App rate based on their country location. If located in India, that rate is $0.07 /minute.

All connections to your call are billed to the account owner, not the participants.

To join a conference call with China there are four rate options.

China toll-free access - 17¢ per minute
China National mobile or landline - 16¢ per minute
China dial-out - 7¢ per minute
China Connect app - 7¢ per minute

What do these China rates mean to me?
These China rates are optional to you depending on how you wish to have your attendees in China connect to your call.

You can send the China participants the China toll free number or the China national mobile/landline access number. Or you can utilize the included dial-out feature and manually bring any China attendees into the call at the lower dial-out rate. See the China rate options above.

For instance, the moderator of the call may be located in the US or any other country. From the US, the toll free access number would be the access number that the US moderator or US attendees would use to enter the call.

The China located attendees would use the supplied China toll-free access number or they would wait for the moderator to dial-out to them. In addition the China conferees could also use the included Connect App from their iPhone or Android device or from their PC or Mac.

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Operator Assisted Conference Calls

Domestic and International
For example, one of our customers needed to host a call with attendees in multiple countries, 20 attendees in the US, 3 in the UK, 1 in Italy, 4 in South Africa and 2 in the Dubai, UAE. Our operators got all of these attendees on the call for the chairperson and essentially delivered the entire call already assembled.

Nothing had to be done by the customer except to initially advise our operator assistance specialist how they wished the call to take place and if there were any special requests. For example, a recording MP3 was necessary and the callers name needed to be announced to the chairperson as well as an attendance report for the company.

If you're a busy executive who requires VIP 'white glove' services or wants the peace of mind that comes with knowing all of the details are handled, our operator assisted services are the missing piece of the puzzle.

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Setting Up a Domestic or International Conference Call Line
Whether you operate a large international corporation or a small one, having a conference call line allows your team to quickly and easily connect for group audio conferences. Depending on your phone system, you may have basic conference call features available. However, your system may limit the number of participants or lack support for international callers. If this is the case, or if your phone system does not offer teleconferencing whatsoever, you can set up your own international conference call line by using an international conference call service. Here's how it works.

1. Choose an international conference call service that supports the countries where your participants are located. For example, if your main office is located in Canada and you have regional offices in Malaysia, Mexico, and Austria, you'll want to set up an international conference call line that allows callers from each of those countries to call local toll free numbers that automatically forward to your Canadian office.

2. Compare calling plans. You'll find dozens of services that allow you to host international conference calls, but not all are created equally. Some offer unlimited group conference calls for a flat fee; others are "free" but come with annoying advertisements; some have minimum monthly usage requirements and bill you regardless of whether you used the service; some require a lengthy one- or two-year term and have hefty early termination penalties; others are offered on a pay-as-you-go basis. To make the best choice, consider how you will use your international conference call line. If you anticipate daily international conference calls, an unlimited plan would likely be a great choice. On the other hand, if you expect usage patterns to fluctuate, a pay-as-you-go, no-contract plan may be the smarter move.

3. Choose the right features. The best international conference call lines take advantage of top tier telecommunications carriers and networks. Look for a service that uses a traditional global PSTN network as this will provide you with the ultimate in reliability and sound quality. Other important features to look for include: moderator dial-out, session recordings (MP3 files), integration with Microsoft Outlook, 24/7 live operator assistance, programmed dial-out, attendance reports, online account management dashboards, and reservation-less scheduling.

Setting up an international conference call service line on a no-contract, pay-as-you-go basis is one of the most flexible options available. With toll free access numbers for over 100 countries and low per minute rates, is an affordable option for companies of all sizes. Better yet, aitelephone is loaded with the features you want and uses PSTN networks resulting in exceptional audio quality with no fading, distortion, dropouts, or muffled sounds commonly associated with cheap Internet connections.

Global Conference Call Service with worldwide network footprint for easy remote attendee connections.

US conference calling, dedicated toll free and local access numbers rates with from $0.017 per minute

Canada conference calls with access numbers throughout Canada both local and toll free.

Op assisted conference calls

Desktop Video Conferencing

Conference Call Countries

Types of Conferencing

Some conferencing users may host daily conference call meetings while others use conferencing only periodically.

Many enterprises that are global in scope find international
conferencing a very valuable collaboration tool and simply could not do international business without it.

Phone conferencing is often referred to as the green alternative to face-to-face meetings. It is obviously a huge money and time saver and it mitigates costs in so many other ways too numerous to mention here.

Location Centric Conferencing

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Often, aitelephone can help you acquire the remote access number your team needs. Or, at a minimum, aitelephone will suggest a connection strategy.

Enterprises that are global in scope may have special needs when it comes to providing conference call access to their teams and associates in distant or remote countries.

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Customer Comments:

"Thank you so very much. Your customer service is outstanding! Please forward this email to your superiors to let them know what a fine job you are doing for this company!" Anthony L. -Canada
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"I am pleasantly surprised how clear the call was. We had five callers including one in India and London, Canada and one in the Hawaii office plus me in New York. I will continue to use your service for our weekly international conferences." Max O.
-New York, NY

"The service gives us a great rate for toll free conferencing because we have US and Canada conference call participants. The combined rate is hard to beat."
Margi S.
-San Rafael, CA

"Can only report positive experiences with AIT's toll free conference calling plan. Very responsive support when we've need it, it's been all good." Barbara F. -Pittsburgh, PA

"Toll free conferencing is a must for our calls because we do not want our clients to have to pay for the call. Your service also gives us free recording files. Great service!"
David Z.
-Miami, FL

"We signed up and have been using your service alongside the old service just to see which one we like most. Your service has better sound quality and there have been no connections problems for our group on the weekly conference calls. Thanks."
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-Seattle, WA

"I've used conferencing services for years. I usually change jobs and forget who the company was that I had previous. But you are on my white list!"
Carol S.
-Houston, TX

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