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International Conference Call Cost

Below is an example of an international conference call with attendees located in multiple countries.

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.

How to calculate international conference call costs

Cost Example

4 Callers | 4 Countries


    10 minute conference call

Conference attendee locations

(1 attendee Denmark toll-free) 9¢ x 10 minutes = $0.90
(1 attendee London local) 6¢ x 10 minutes = $0.60
(1 attendee U.S. toll-free) 2.5¢ x 10 minutes = $0.25
(1 attendee Singapore) 7¢ x 10 minutes - = $0.70


Total Conference 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 any country

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.

Conference Call Access OptionsAs 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'.

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 host to use our conferencing facility to dial the attendee and place he/she 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 enter. They just answer the phone when it rings and they have joined the call.

Using Skype or other VoIP provider to access your conference call

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.
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Use the 'dial-out' option if an access number is not listed for the country where your meeting guest is located.

The dial-out rates are typically lower than Toll Free access rates depending on the country of the attendee.




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Rate Examples
Simply exchange the per minute rates shown in the example with the rates corresponding to the countries from where your conferees will use the Toll Free access numbers.

If the chairperson uses the dial-out feature to connect an attendee to a conference, the dial-out to that participant is an 'inbound' call to that conferee's phone. The participant does no dialing and simply picks up the ringing phone to hear and participate
.

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The dial-out rate schedule typically has lower rates than International Toll Free access rates depending on the country location.

Calculate the cost of an international conference callThe
example on the left is presented as a basis in determining the costs for an international conference call.

Since the country locations of your participants will probably be different than the example, simply replace the example countries and rates with your conference call requirements.

The Host of the conference call pays the access rates and any dial-out calls.

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