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August 2008

Conference Over the Phone Can Speed Business Decisions

Author: Lee Simonson

It's just common sense that having a conference over the phone with decision makers is the best way to get the players together to expedite discussions, organize plans of attack, assign tasks and reach goals.  But interestingly enough, there are millions of professionals who still are playing phone tag and saying, "I'll get back to you after I talk to so and so."  Everyone ends up waiting days or weeks when a simple phone conference call could get everyone on the same page in minutes.  It's the easiest and fastest way to collaborate and move your organization forward.  No reason to wait.  Why not call us at 877-254-2424 and get your free trial week started so you can experience for yourself just how easy it is to start saving time and money.

Unlimited Conferencing -- A Perfect Conference Solution

Author: Lee Simonson

When we say unlimited, that's exactly what it is -- unlimited.


That means when you get our flat rate phone conference call service, you can talk as long as you want, anytime you want and no one is keeping track of the minutes.  Want to have a phone conference call that lasts 5 hours?  No problem here, but just make sure you pack a lunch (you might want to press the mute button on the phone before you start chewing!)


So it doesn't matter how long your conference call agenda is, and it doesn't matter how many people are on the call or how long they talk -- our service is built to last longer than your ears and shall we say, your rear end, can endure!  An excellent conferencing solution for those long conference agendas.  Sign up today and start talking!

24 Conference

Author: Lee Simonson

Some folks think they know why the name of our business is  The first thing that comes to mind is that we provide our customers with 24 hour, 7 day a week, access to our conference bridges.  There are no reservations and you can pick up and start a telephone conference call anytime you like.  Not a bad system or service!  But there is another reason we call ourselves 24 Conference.  And it has to do with the FOX television show, 24.  We're big Jack Bauer fans (played by Kiefer Sutherland) and enjoy watching him save the world.  If you are a 24 fan as well, you share our frustration in the endless delays getting the next season on the air.  But rest assured, we hear that there will be a 24 "prequel" in November 2008 to whet our appetites for the regular start of the new season in January 2009.  We don't know what time or day the new show will play, but around these parts, everything stopped at 9pm on Monday nights when we would enjoy watching that clock ticking off the seconds...  Go Jack!

How To Do A Conference Call

Author: Lee Simonson

Doing a conference call is easy.  First, you get your account set up (just give us a call).  Second, everyone on your conference dials into the same conference bridge number.  Then, if you are the host (moderator or leader) you punch in your special passcode we give you.  The rest of the participants punch in their passcode number.  After a second or two, you are all talking in the same conference "room" and you're good to go and you can discuss your conference call agenda.  It's that simple.  When you set up your account, we'll ask you if you want some free features included with your service -- things like music on hold, beeps when folks come into or leave the conference, and automatic hang up which disconnects everyone when the host hangs up.  Not to worry, those are preferences you can always change anytime you want at a later date. 

4 Way Calling, 5 Way Calling, 6 Way Calling

Author: Lee Simonson


     Most people have 3 way calling installed with their local phone or cell service, and it's pretty easy to figure out.

     But what about a 4 way, or 5 way or 6 way call?  Well, a group of people can all use their 3 way calling and create a "daisy chain" to get several people on the call at once.  However, the quality of the call deteriorates rapidly and the first person will hardly be able to hear the fifth person in the chain.

     So, if you are business or non-profit, your best bet is to use a pay-as-you-go service.  You only pay on a per use basis and there are no set up fees or monthly minimums.

     If you are going to be a heavy user, then an unlimited 24/7 flat rate service that gives you access for up to 5 lines for only $9 per month.

     Either way, you can't lose, and your colleagues and contacts will be much happier and thankful they can actually hear each other.  It's the best way to go!

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The Beauty of a Flat World in Phone Conferencing

Author: Lee Simonson

We're a conference call company in New York, and our operational center is in Houston, Texas.  But for all practical purposes, it doesn't matter if we're in NY, or if we're conference call company in PA, or CA, or TX or FL.  In fact, in this day and age of connectivity, we could be providing phone conference call services from anywhere.  That's the beauty of a flat world -- telecommunications and the Internet have changed the speed and effectiveness of keeping in touch.  Remember the old commercial (back in the 70s I think) of that family receiving a long distance call?  The father says, "She called over 3000 miles just to say hi?"  Back in the day, you wouldn't call anyone cross country unless it was an emergency and you were ready to pay per minute and per mile charges.  Dialing long distance was a big deal, and chances are, you needed an operator to help you.  But these days, it doesn't matter if you are conferencing folks in your neighborhood or around the world.  And with everyone carrying a cell phone now, the ease of communication has changed the way we look at -- as they say -- reaching out and touching someone.