myGlobalConference allows you to dial into your conference call through Skype for free!
…how does it work
2 ways to hold a Skype Conference call with myGlobalConference; one is free, the other is not, beware!
- the free way consists in adding the user “myglobalconference” to your contacts list in Skype. We automatically accept your invitation and as soon as you call the “myglobalconference” user you are immediately prompted by our system to enter the conference code. No need to worry about dialing a number nor calling nationally nor internationally. You could do it from your mobile phone as well! (data network permitting of course, provided you have the Skype app installed)
- the non-free way…is if you use Skype to dial one of our dial-in phone numbers. Technically it works… except you get charged by Skype for the phone call (unless you have a flat rate plan… in which case it is still free for you)
You have been warned!
Of course, not every participant needs to dial-in using Skype… the others can connect to the conference call using more traditional methods (landline, mobile phone for instace). Quite practical!
…any drawbacks? What’s the fine print?
Skype uses VoIP technology (Voice over IP); in other words it uses the internet to place calls and connect your computer to the phone system. By definition the call quality is dependent on the quality of your internet connection and the overall traffic levels on the internet at that time of day. Usually it works fine, but sometimes the call could drop, or the voice quality might suffer… this is completely independent from myGlobalConference. With such conditions, even Skype-to-Skype and Skype-to-Phone calls would suffer from the same hiccups. When this happens, we can only recommend to go back to the good old landline or mobile phone to place the call.
Hoping this helps to better understand what happens behind the scenes!
Have great conferences!
more info: https://www.myglobalconference.com/faq_coverage (see Skype Conference call section)