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Join Meeting Audio by Phone as an International Participant

International calls are often inconvenient for meetings, given their high prices. However, Virtual Office Meetings offers you the ability to use multiple dial-in numbers, domestic or international, to join meeting audio. This way, international participants can dial in through a number local to them, and avoid international call fees. International and domestic participants can also be called back from within a meeting to join via audio, as the meeting host's dial plan allows.

Note: You can only have the meeting call you if a participant from the host's phone system is currently in the meeting.

Use Local Dial-in Numbers for International Calls

Let's say you are scheduling a meeting involving participants in Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Argentina. If your subscription allows for dial-in numbers from all three countries in addition to your domestic dial-in numbers, all participants are able to enter the meeting via numbers local to them.

To view dial-in numbers available to participants:

  1. From the navigation menu, open the Meetings tab.
  2. Select Schedule.
  3. In the Schedule Meeting window that opens, click Advanced Settings.
  4. Click More next to Dial In to see a list of domestic and international dial-in numbers available in your plan.
  5. Continue to schedule the meeting. When participants receive their invitations, they see the domestic and international dial-in numbers available to choose from.

Allow Participants to Dial Out

Virtual Office Meetings allows participants to either call in using the available dial-in numbers or be called back at a given number. The meeting host or a participant who has joined the meeting can simply call the number to reach the participant. This is an audio-only option.

The advanced setting allows calling out to external numbers by default. Disabling this setting prevents you from dialing any external numbers during a meeting.

Note: You can only have the meeting call you if a participant from the host's phone system is currently in the meeting.

To allow calls to external numbers during a meeting:

  1. From the navigation menu, open the Meetings tab.
  2. Select Schedule.
  3. In the Schedule Meeting window that opens, click Advanced Settings.
  4. Make sure Allow calls to external numbers is enabled.
  5. Continue to schedule the meeting. When the meeting begins, participants are able to dial out to audio-only invitees.

 


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