A few reasons
you may choose to use the included dial-out feature
Reason 1If there is no access number in your participants country
The chairperson can use the dial-out option to add attendees to a call if the conference call attendee is located
in a region that does not have toll-free or local access numbers.
If this is the situation, the moderator of the call simply uses the included dial-out option to add that participant
to the call instantly using the phone keypad command
[ * 1 ]
Reason 2Chairperson gains control
may want to add a participant to a phone meeting quickly without waiting for the guest to dial-in. Or the moderator may want to add a participant to the call
at a certain point during the conference instead of from the start of the
Using the dial-out feature
involve your local phone company or long distance carrier because the call is routed internally through your conferencing account.
use the 24 hour operator
This service includes
24/7 U.S. based operator support. Enter keypad command [ * 0
] to reach the operator anytime during
the call. Ask to have the attendee added to your call. Provide your account credentials plus the phone number of
Other Dial Out Uses
job interview candidate with dial-out
A common use for using dial-out is to bring a third party into a meeting after others have had a pre-conference
for a job candidate interview.
Have a pre-conference
Conference with your primary attendees and then at the appropriate time, use the dial-out feature to add a guest
to your call. Reduce costs
Some customers prefer to
use the dial-out option because the dial-out rates can be lower than the toll-free access rate. This depends on the rate for the country location of the conferee.
Add a participant using the
"We need to host
a conference call with five participants located in the U.S., one in Tanzania, one in Nairobi, Kenya and one in
Haiti. Eight people total including the host.
I do not see Tanzania or Haiti on the toll-free access list. Is it possible to get all of these participants on
Yes it is. The U.S. and Nairobi, Kenya attendees
will enter the call using the supplied U.S. and Kenya access numbers.
The Tanzania and Haiti attendees are added to the call by the call leader using the dial-out feature.
How to dial-out
Dial [ * 1 ] you will hear a voice prompt asking you to enter the
international phone number you wish to call.
Now dial the Tanzania phone number. When the called party answers, enter [ * 1
] again to add that caller to your meeting.
Now do the same thing for the Haiti attendee.
The dial-out guest simply answers the inbound call and is immediately joined to your conference call.
More connections option
If your conference call guests use the Microsoft Add-in feature the billing to your account will be at dial-out rates on the left.
The gadget is optional and available to download free of charge.
You can start a conference call using the Google Calendar Gadget.
The Google Calendar Gadget that makes it very easy to not only schedule a call but actually start your conference
using the Google Calendar Gadget.
You can keep your conference call details in Google Calendar and automatically populate meeting requests with your