How to: UK Conference Call
There are numerous ways of setting up and hosting a UK based conference call – you can go old school and offer a telephone number and PIN, or you can virtually automate the entire process of inviting, joining and administrating a call. Here’s a few examples available to you:Get Quotes View Directory
- Provide dial-in number and conference room ID number
- Utilise an invite feature that will automate the process of emailing instructions to each individual conference call guest
- Use a dial-out service where you dial each attendees number to gain them access to call
- Attendees to utilise an app
- Attendees to utilise a smartphone ‘1-click’ dial-in service
Many still don’t bother with even the simplest of on-call administrative tasks, however, if you want to increase security and improve convenience for attendees, our cream of the crop selected conference call providers offer additional features such as;
- Lock/unlock conference call
- Ability to kick individuals from call
- Turn call recording off/on
- Dial-out to late attendees
- Conference control centre to manage all the above and more…
UK Dial-in Numbers – Watch out for excessive costs!
There are some unscrupulous conference call providers out there that will tell you that they provide a ‘free conference call service’, to which, most people believe this means there will be no costs, be it direct from conference call providers, or indirectly, from your telephone service provider. Unfortunately, there’s two key sets of numbers to look out for…
MOST ‘free’ providers offer a 0844, or equivalent number to dial-in via. No, no, NO! Don’t do it to yourself or your attendees. A call with just 6 attendees that lasts 60 minutes could cost anywhere from £0.15 to £0.30 PER MINUTE, PER CALLER! That’s a cost of £54 to £108.
Do you really want to pay that much, per call, when you could be paying just £9 per month for the same call with inclusive minutes? Get a quote or view our directory of conference call providers and make the swap to a GOOD teleconferencing business!
What about attendees from outside the UK?
If not all attendees are based in the UK, you’ll need to ensure that those participants dial-in to the call with their localised dial-in numbers, be it China, United Arab Emirates or the United States of America, if you don’t give them access to a localised, country/region specific phone number, they’ll end up paying large fees for dialling internationally.Get Quotes View Directory
Conference call providers offering services for UK and rest of the world:
|Provider||Call Mgmt.||Call Record||Screen Share||Ratings||Ideal for||Free Trial||Review|
|Y||Y||Y||4.9 (107 Reviews)*||SMEs & Enterprise||Y||Meetupcall|
|Y||Y||Y||4.5 (14 Reviews)*||SMEs||N||Arkadin|
|Y||Y||N||4.2 (18 Reviews)*||Enterprise||N||BT|
|Y||Y||Y||3.9 (7 Reviews)*||SME||Y||LoopUp|
|Y||Y||Y||3.6 (15 Reviews)*||SMEs||Y||PowWowNow|
|N||N||N||3 (2 Reviews)*||SMEs||N||Zip|
|Y||Y||Y||3 (2 Reviews)*||Enterprise||Y||PGi|
|N||N||N||1.7 (13 Reviews)*||SMEs||Y||Callr|