Easily Host And Join Audio Conferences
You and everyone in your organisation has unlimited access to our audio conferencing tool. You’ll be able to hold audio conference calls with co-workers, clients, customers and other meeting attendees from around the world, as and when you need to.
A conference call can be immensely useful to your organisation. These helpful tools make it easier to collaborate, especially if not every team member is physically located in the same place at any given time.
What is Audio Conferencing?
When two or more individuals are connected on the same call, that call is an audio conference (or audio meeting). They would generally each be using their own mobile device to create the conference bridge. Unlike video meetings, audio conferencing includes no video component.
While audio conferences usually happen via mobile phones, they can also be made over laptops, desktop computers and any other devices capable of teleconferencing.
Types of Audio Conferencing Services
Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of audio conferencing services.
Key Benefits & Advantages of Audio Conferencing
Meetings made easy with conferencing
When your company has its own dedicated audio conferencing bridge, you essentially get a virtual conference room where employees located anywhere can speak.
Each of your employees is assigned a unique host code and participant code that only they can use to start and dial-in to meetings. That way, multiple users in the company can hold separate conference calls at the same time independently of one another.
Any user can also join or host an audio conference at any time; the service is reservationless, meaning t’s available at all times.
Host unlimited audio conferences
There is no limit on the number of audio conference calls any user is allowed to host. There is also no need to limit yourself while you invite participants, as up to 1,000 people can attend each conference.
The people joining your conference don’t need to be on RingCentral’s network to join calls, either.
You can also make it easier for callers based outside of the United Kingdom to join calls. All you need to do is include a local dial-in phone number or two. These local numbers carry no additional charges and can be used in over 50 countries.
Furthermore, you can expand your business opportunities by offering further premium conference numbers and toll-free numbers.
Conferencing works across devices
Whether you’re in your office, at home, or abroad, you can access your conference calls. All you need is a desk phone, computer, or mobile device. It’s even possible to seamlessly switch devices half-way through the conference.
You also won’t need to remember your host access code when you dial-in using your mobile phone. With one tap, you can start a conference while you’re using the mobile app, so long as you’re signed in.
The same goes for your participants. All they need to do is tap on their invitation, which they’ll receive via their chosen text messaging platform, and they’ll be connected to the conference.
Hosts have full control of the conference call
You can invite participants using email. When you do, the dial-in details are automatically included for their convenience.
Managing participant logistics becomes a simple matter as well. You can take a caller count, block unwanted numbers or callers, and/or enable an audio notification for every dial-in and dial-out.
Another useful functionality is the ability for the host to use touch-tone commands to mute attendees, initiate call recording, move to a different device or end the call.
Some More Essential Features of The Best Audio Conferencing Services
All of these features, in addition to other useful ones, make conference calling a simple, smooth and streamlined matter. RingCentral offers a whole host of further capabilities:
RingCentral Plans for Audio Conferencing
RingCentral offers audio conferencing as standard with various plans, meaning that you can try it out regardless of your budget thanks to the flexible pricing options.
- RingCentral MVP Entry plan - ₤7.99 /user/month *
- RingCentral MVP Standard plan - ₤147.99 /user/month *
- RingCentral MVP Premium plan - ₤19.99 /user/month *
- RingCentral MVP Ultimate plan - ₤24.99 /user/month *
Frequently Asked Questions on Conference Calling
How does audio conferencing work?
Two or more people call in to the same virtual meeting room, where they are connected with one another. They may be using the same phone system or their own phones in different locations.