Conference calls have become the way of the world (especially in the business and corporate world) as it becomes so very easy, convenient and even cheap to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world at any time. What’s more, any number of people can participate in a conference call thus enabling shared interactions and joint decision making.
And with the advent of free international call services, both the popularity and utility of free calling services continue to soar. Unbelievable but true, free conference phone services have no bridging fees and both the moderator and the varied participants have to pay only for their own call and nothing more!
But this brings us to the question – What about international calling services? Will callers have to shell out exorbitant international call charges every time they conduct a live overseas conference call? With more and more companies conducting their businesses across countries and even continents on the one hand and conference calls often lasting for hours at end on the other, will this not total up to huge international phone call bills at the end of the month?
Well, it’s time to herald the local access numbers established by many free conference call services for different countries around the world. For example, if you are located in the UK and need to conduct a meeting over a conference call with team members that are spread across USA, Germany, Netherlands, Poland and South Africa, each participant can use the international local dial in number and thus not have to bear expensive international call rates for participating in the free telephony system where more than two or more peoples linked each other.
While most free call services providers host an extensive network of international local dial in numbers, some even go to the extent of providing an international toll-free number to access an international conference.
Indeed, it no longer matters to the other participants where you are hosting the free international call from! All you have to do is share either the international toll-free number or the specific local access numbers for each country with your team members and they can instantly use it to enjoy the same low local call rates as you, thus saving hundreds of dollars over time.
But do keep in mind that these international local dial-in numbers or even the toll free numbers can come with certain restrictions – for example, they may not be accessible from a mobile phone or pay phone in certain cases. Some may even be restricted to certain telecom networks only or may not be accessible in certain areas of a particular country, depending on the arrangements of the conference call service provider.
Yet, by freeing everyone from international call rates, not just connects people from around the world together but does it in such a way that it is cheap and affordable for all the parties involved!