Telecommunications carriers make it possible to stay in touch with family, friends, and business associates
in Russia and other countries, but costs can become prohibitive.
One way to stay in touch that is surprisingly affordable is to use international conference calls.
With a pay-as-you-go international conferencing plan, you can schedule a group call and issue your participants
located in Russia a toll free or local Russian phone number to access the conference.
Video - Global Conference Calls with Russia
With low per minute rates and conferencing connections over a high quality PSTN telecommunications network,
your entire group, whether just two or three or thirty or more, can share ideas and connect in an audio conference
Russia is an expansive country with a population of about 142,470,272 as of July 2014. According to the CIA
World Fact Book, nearly 43 million main telephone lines were in use in 2012 with another 261.9 million mobile phones
in use. To put this in perspective, in 1998, Russia had fewer than 1 million mobile phone subscribers.
Significant changes to the country's telephone system have been made. For example, access to digital phone lines,
the Internet, and email has improved greatly and more than a thousand companies have been licensed to offer telecom
services. However, these modernizations remain spotty, and in many cases inadequate, in rural areas.
Russia's telecommunications system is connected to the rest of the world via satellite earth stations and submarine
fiber optic cables.
Russia Communications Providers
Of the more than one thousand licensed telecommunications service providers in Russia, the following fixed line
operators are among the largest: North West Telecom, Volga Telecom, Siberia Telecom, CBOSS, Dalsvyaz Telecom, Moscow
City Telephone Network, Center Telecom, Rostelecom, Southern Telecom, Svyazinvest, Dagsvyazinform, and Uralsvyazinform.
Numerous mobile operators provide mobile service throughout Russia including: Beeline Russia, Sotovaja Svjaz MOTIV,
MegaFon, MTS, New Telephone Company, Nizhni Novgorod Telecom, SMARTS, Sibirtelecom, Tele2 Russia, SkyLink, and
You can now have 'toll free'
multi-country conference calls from the following countries:
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.
International Conference call guests located
in Russia can access your international conference call by dialing a Russia Toll Free number or local Moscow number.
As an example, now your office in Russia can join a conference call with your marketing department located in the
China and your call center in the Phillippines.
Participants can utilize the Russia International Toll Free access number FROM Russia or the conference
call moderator can use the dial out feature to bring attendees into your conference call located in Moscow, St
Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Samara, Omsk, Kazan’, Rostov-na-Donu, Chelyabinsk and
any other city in Russia.