Category Archives: Conference How-tos

How to Use the *3 Touch Tone Command: Exit the Conference Call

The *(star) 3 touch tone command is a great way to ensure that you're telephone line will be disconnected properly from our system when you have concluded your call and are ready to hang up.

Why is this important? Some phone carriers will continue to keep phone lines connected to the conference call even after you've hung up. This may cause you're phone carrier to tie up your phone line even if you're not using it. It also prevents the Call Detail Report from being released to the host since it cannot be generated until all parties have been disconnected from the conference line. Read More...

How to Use the *2 Touch Tone Command: Caller Count

While on a FreeConferenceCall, hosts have the ability to get a count of callers on the conference line, by pressing *(star) 2 on the phone key pad.  Knowing the caller count is a great way to ensure all invited participants have dialed in. The *2 touch tone command can also help the host know if anyone new has joined or disconnected while the call is in progress.

Instructions on How to Use *2

How to Utilize FREE Telecommunication Tools when Disaster Strikes disaster relief for Katrina

We encourage everyone to be prepared for emergencies of any kind and, during the month of National Preparedness, has highlighted how its services can help when disaster strikes. We discussed how SimpleBlast can be used to record a message and notify up to 10,000 contacts about an important meeting or conference call that is scheduled to take place. We explained how FreeConferenceCall and FreeConferencing are great ways to get volunteers and emergency responders all on one call when time is of the essence.

We also suggested how SimpleVoiceBox and SimpleVoiceCenter are great ways for listeners to access previously recorded conference calls, get status reports and obtain information about shelters and other critical information. Read More...