Irish firm launches global conference call service


20 May 2008

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Irish conference call service provider 247meeting has launched globally, which will see its service made available in over 30 countries.

247meeting was founded in 2007 by Gavan Doherty, a former engineer at telecoms infrastructure multinational Avaya.

247meeting claims that savings of up to €5m can be made annually by Irish firms through automatic intelligent routing of calls and reduced administration charges. The company routes national and international calls intelligently across its own network and through the internet, rather than relying on telecoms companies.

Doherty claims firms can reduce their conference call charges by half by using the service. The service offers flat rates of 5c per minute from anywhere in the world. It has local landline access numbers in more than 30 countries.

“Existing conference call services process simple requests like account creation and invoicing manually. This takes time and costs money – either in expensive call charges or administration fees,” said Doherty, managing director, 247meeting. “247meeting allows customers to set their accounts up online and reduces ongoing administration charges by delivering account details, invoices and quotations automatically over the internet.

“Ease of use and reliability are vital for success in this market,” commented Doherty. “To the user, 247meeting is a standard conference call service that they dial into with their regular landline or mobile phone. The technology in the background works intelligently to route calls by the cheapest method possible.”

A free trial of the service is available at www.247meeting.com.

By Niall Byrne

Pictured: Gavan Doherty, managing director, 247meeting