- Bring your international team together with a collaborative teleconference. With numerous
reasons to communicate globally, an international teleconference call is one of the most affordable choices
you can make and allows you to become more responsive, accessible and collaborative.
- What is a Teleconference?
- A teleconference is a conference call, seminar, meeting, or other live exchange of information
that takes place over a telecommunications system.
Phone teleconferencing is the most common form of teleconferencing. Multiple attendees participate in the teleconference
call from various remote locations by dialing a designated phone number and then entering an access code.
A variety of teleconference services are available to host a domestic or global teleconference.
In addition to phone teleconferencing, Web and video teleconferencing add a visual element to the mix. Depending
on your preferences, you can use Web/video conferencing with VoIP audio over the Web or in conjunction with existing
toll free or dial out teleconference services.
- How a Teleconference Enables Collaboration
- When you have a geographically diverse team, a teleconference brings everyone
together for a live voice discussion without requiring expensive travel or excessive business interruptions such
as the logistics involved in arranging a face-to-face meeting in another city or country.
An international teleconference call allows your team to share ideas, brainstorm, solve problems, assign duties,
learn new information, and build camaraderie. You can treat a phone teleconference just as you would any other
collaborative meeting by following an agenda, moderating discussions, and prompting attendees to contribute to
An audio teleconference allows for live interaction and fewer misunderstandings thanks to verbal cues such as tone
and voice inflection.
- What if you have attendees from all
over the world?
You can host an international teleconference and provide separate phone numbers for each country, all of which
connect to the same global teleconference bridge.
For example, your Australian callers would dial an Australia
Toll Free teleconference phone number; your UK callers would have a different UK teleconference Toll Free phone
number; and your Indonesian callers would have their own Indonesia teleconference phone number; yet all callers
will be connected to the same teleconference call.
Types of Teleconferencing
As you consider the possibilities of collaborating internationally with a phone teleconference, it's important
to understand the main audio teleconference plans so that you choose the right type for your needs. The main types
are local access and toll free teleconferencing.
- Local access teleconference - This is an affordable
teleconferencing option because callers are given local access phone numbers. Though typically less expensive for
the host (or even free depending on the plan), be aware that that individual callers may incur toll charges which
could limit participation.
- Toll free teleconference - By providing callers
with toll free phone numbers, callers do not incur charges. Instead, the host pays for the cost of the conference
call much like with regular toll free phone calls. To see just how affordable a toll free teleconference can be,
use the online calculator to estimate the cost.
- Unlimited flat rate teleconference - An unlimited
flat rate teleconference is a good choice for companies that aren't interested in providing toll free access numbers.
With an unlimited plan, you pay a flat monthly fee based on the number of participants and enjoy an unlimited number
of audio teleconference calls each month. This also provides you with price certainty.
- Teleconference Services and Features
- Whether you're planning on holding a toll free international teleconference or providing local access numbers,
not all phone teleconferencing services are made equally. Teleconferencing features that make a real difference
in your ability to collaborate include:
- MP3 session recording - This allows participants
to listen to the call after the fact.
- Online conference viewer - Moderators can manage
the teleconference online.
- International "dial out" to over 196
countries - Save money by dialing international participants directly or ensure that callers don't forget to dial
- China 400 toll free mobile access option - If
you have callers in mainland China, this option enables the participants in China to dial-in from his/her mobile
phone or fixed landline phone from any location in mainland China.
- 24/7 operator assistance - Though you shouldn't
encounter trouble, if you do need to speak to an operator having 24/7 operator support is a must.
- Phone call and audio quality - Superior audio
quality means that each caller can easily hear and understand the discussion without interference from line noise
or audio dropouts or from VoIP line disruptions.
Uses for Teleconferencing
Whether you're teleconferencing between countries or simply across town, the uses for teleconferencing are numerous:
- Use a toll free teleconference to make a sales presentation to a group of prospects no matter where they may be located
globally or locally
- Hold a company wide meeting with a USA teleconference
- Hold virtual meetings with branch offices
- Use an international teleconferences to collaborate
with your global partners
- Host a Canada conference call to interview job
candidates in Canada or host a toll free teleconference while located in any of 60 countries
- Use a teleconference call for legal proceedings
and expert witness interviews
- Putting Teleconferencing to Work for Your Organization
As organizations become more global, having a reliable and affordable teleconference plan is a must.
Whether you plan on holding the occasional international teleconference call or regular teleconferencing sessions,
AIT offers teleconference call plans to match with all of the features you need to facilitate global collaboration.
Choose an affordable teleconferencing solution today and start teleconferencing between countries on a pay-as-you-go
Invite participants to dial-in Toll Free from their Country
Teleconferencing between countries is easier
than you may think.
No matter where the teleconference attendees are located, international
teleconferencing between countries is a simple matter of providing your guest with a local toll free number in
Free Access Countries
A teleconference feature you don't want to be without is 24 hour operator assistance.
Once your account is activated, the Leader can dial ( * 0 ) star-zero on the phone keypad and reach
a friendly, multilingual operator at anytime, day or night.
You can host global teleconferences without technical concerns because you have extraordinary operator
backup 24 hours a day.
Toll Free Access from 60 Countries makes getting together easy.
For example, callers in North America can usually dial an 800 number to access a Canada teleconference or a USA
teleconference. On the other hand, if most of your attendees are in India, you'll likely utilize our India Toll
Free access number so your India attendees can conveniently dial-in to your teleconference.
Conference Call Plan
MP3 Session Recordings
the Dial-Out Feature Works
» Automated Group Dial-Out
» Conference Calls from China Mobile
» Calculating Cost Explained
Overcoming Teleconferencing Challenges
Affordable teleconferencing brings people together without the expense of face-to-face meetings. However,
it's not without its challenges.
Fortunately, most phone teleconferencing challenges can be solved.
For example, what if you have a participant in a country not supported
by toll free teleconferencing?
Use the international "dial out" feature to dial any callers that do not have toll free access
to your teleconference. You can even preprogram this feature to dial these callers automatically at the scheduled
Another challenge with a toll free international teleconference involves scheduling the call so it's at a convenient
time for most attendees.
Unfortunately, if participants are located all around the globe, it's unlikely that your global teleconference
time will be completely convenient for all attendees.
The workaround to this is to use the MP3 call recording feature for those callers who can't attend live or use
a revolving schedule so that next time the teleconference is at a better time for those who were inconvenienced
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