You do not need to subscribe to an expensive phone service to place a conference call. You can use an application to make a free call conference to your contacts. In most instances, you can enjoy not only audio, but video during the free call conference. The applications often utilize your existing Internet connection to reduce any potential fees that you may be facing with paying for conference calling software. The free call conference applications are often easy-to-use and can be used at any time without any restrictions. Before downloading and installing any software on your computer, be sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements as outlined in the application's installation guide. If not, you may be prompted to make adjustments to your existing computer or use another system.
Download the software for a free call conference application. Applications such as ooVoo and Skype offer free call conference for several participants. You can locate a viable application to install by performing an online search. When choosing the software you wish to choose, ensure it is designed to meet your conferencing needs. Some programs only allow you to set up a free call conference to certain areas or individuals.
Install the free call conference application on your computer. Normally, installation automatically begins as soon as the download begins. Follow the on-screen prompts to ensure the proper setup of the application. If the installation does not automatically begin, locate the folder in which the software was downloaded and double-click on the installation file. Once the software is open, follow the instructions.
Launch the free call conference application on your computer. When the application starts for the first time, you may be prompted to conduct an audio test to ensure the quality of your connection. If so, follow the on-screen prompts ensure you are getting the best sound in your speakers or headset.
Click on the link or button within the application to start a conference call. Depending on the software you chose to install on your computer, the option may be presented as “Call Phones” or “Place Conference Call.”
Enter the phone numbers of the contacts you want to add to the conference call. Check with your application's Frequently Asked Questions section to determine how many callers you can add to a conference call. Click “Call” or “Start Conference” to begin your free call conference. Each participant will be added to the call as they join. A list of participants should be listed within the main window of the application you are using. Depending on the type of free call conference you chose, you may or may not be able to mute participants to reduce the amount of chatter during the call.
Your Internet connection is instrumental is conducting a free call conference through an application. If you are experiencing audio problems, ensure that other applications are not utilizing bandwidth that you need to complete the call.
Contact the technical support of the application you chose if you encounter problems while attempting to make a free call conference.
Sources and Citations
Skype: Free Internet Calls http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home
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