Here’s the cheapest way I could find to make a conference call that uses your computer to set up a conference call between any normal landline phones.
1. Set up a free account at http://www.freeconferencecall.com
They will give you some details like:
Free Conference Call
Conference Dial-in Number: (616) 597-8000
Host Access Code: 123456*
Participant Access Code: 123456#
To make the conference call, all you need to do is ring the number 1 616 597 8000 from a normal phone and when it asks you, enter the Access Code on the phone keypad. (eg 123456*)
Then every other person who want’s to be on the conference needs to ring the same number and enter the same Code (123456*)
The problem is the number us a USA number, so it’s going to cost a lot.
To get the call to the USA cheap, I signed up with pennytell, then go to their Web Callback page.
Enter in your phone number, then the conference call number, like this:
This will connect your number to the conference call number.
You can repeat this for every person you want to connect – replace your number with their number – and it will ring them and connect them into to the conference call. (Make sure you give them the access code (eg 123456*) and warn them what’s happening!
The people you call into the conference will not have to pay, your pennytel account will be charged at 3.2 cents per minute per caller.