International Conference Call Cost
- Below is an example of an international
conference call with attendees located in
The example below does not include the savings possible if the participant/s can dial-in using
their own VoIP connection from their country such as Skype or other IP phone services.
- To estimate your costs,
determine the following
- 1 The estimated
'length' in minutes of your conference call
2 The 'total'
number of participants including the host
3 A list of
the countries that will be connecting to the call
After you determine the above items, find the 'per minute rate' for each of the Toll Free countries where the participants
are dialing in from. Use this rates list.
Conference attendee locations
(1 attendee Denmark toll-free) $0.09
x 10 minutes = $0.90
(1 attendee London local) $0.06 x 10 minutes = $0.60
(1 attendee U.S. toll-free) $0.025 x 10 minutes = $0.25
(1 attendee Singapore) $0.07 x 10 minutes - = $0.70
Call Cost = US$ 2.45
- Your conference call guests can join your international
conference call using any of these entry options
- 1 International Toll Free access from dozens of countries
2 Optionally the host can dial-out to any guests phone, in
3 Your attendee can dial-in using Skype or any IP phone service
directly to the supplied U.S. bridge phone number
Any connection type can be used
on the same conference call
without disturbing the call in progress.
an example, one of your participants can join your call from Australia using the Australia Toll Free number.
On the same conference call, the chairperson could dial-out to participants in China or Ireland -or any country using the optional dial-out feature.
Another guest can dial-in using their own VoIP connection from any country.
We send you a standard U.S. access number which can be dialed from any country.
Most customers enjoy using the Toll Free access numbers
because of the convenience to the international participants.
In fact the majority of international conference calls are normally international 'Toll Free' access conferences.
- If your conference meeting has guests located in a country
on the Toll Free country list,
then you do not need the other access options.
That said, there are situations that require the use of the 'Dial-Out' feature.
For instance, a participant that may be located in a country that does not have a Toll Free access number and you may not want that participant to join your call
using the supplied U.S. toll number.
The Dial-Out feature enables the chairperson to use our conferencing facility to dial the attendee and place them
into the call.
When the attendee receives a Dial-Out call from the host, it is an 'inbound' call to that participant. No passcodes
are necessary for that dial-out attendee to join. They just answer the phone when it rings to immediately participate.
- Using Skype or other VoIP provider to access your conference
- Another strategy used by some of our customers is to ask
a participant to access our conferencing bridge number directly from their country using Skype or some equivalent
VoIP service that may be available to them.
Your cost would be reduced because the Toll Free rate from their country would no longer be in the equation. It
would be replaced with 2.5¢ cents per minute.
Any of your participants that have
access to a cheap method to call the USA can dial-in directly to our U.S. conference bridge as an alternative to
using the supplied Toll Free access number for their country. Participants that dial-in with Skype or another local
service may be charged a fee by their VoIP or long distance provider.