SOURCE: onConference


August 17, 2011 09:25 ET

OnConference Adds 18 International Toll-Free Numbers to Meet Businesses' Increasing Need to Operate Globally

With International Toll-Free Numbers in Nearly 100 Countries, onConference Further Strengthens Its Position as a Leader in Addressing a Business Industry That's Becoming Increasingly Global

OTTAWA--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) - With the recent addition of 18 new toll-free numbers, onConference has further expanded its reach for conference call services around the world -- giving businesses the essential communication tools they need to operate in an increasingly global industry.

The most recent rollout brings the total to 96 countries and gives onConference the distinction of being the only conference call service with toll-free access in over 90 countries, 24/7 operator support and an unconditional guarantee. The new toll-free service locations include Bermuda, Fiji, Jamaica, Monaco, Serbia, St. Lucia, Cayman Islands, Anguilla, Grenada, Sri Lanka, Turks and Caicos, Malta and Paraguay.

Jerry Everett, President of onConference, said the business will remain unwavering in its focus to expand its services to as many countries as possible. Currently, onConference provides toll-free conferencing services to more than 3,000 companies worldwide.

"It is obvious that businesses will need to grow globally to be successful," Everett said in announcing the addition of the new toll-free numbers. "With the continued globalization of business, companies also are looking for ways to implement cost-saving measures. Our toll-free numbers allow them to bring clients in contact with their organization through the use of telecommunications. It provides a low-cost entry into the global market."

"It can bring significant savings when you consider the alternative of having someone travel by plane," Everett added. "This process allows a prospect to join in on a conversation or a webinar without incurring login distance fees that could be as much as 50 cents to $1 per minute. The host picks up all the costs; it provides even the smallest company with an expansive global reach."

OnConference's push to expand globally is backed by predictions from industry leaders who point to continued globalization as an essential way for businesses to stay competitive.

During the recent 2011 conference of the Human Resources Professional Association in Canada, Howard Wallack, director of Global Member Programs for Society for Human Resource Management, told attendees that the globalization trend will continue for at least the next 10 years, with companies becoming larger and handling operations in more locations around the world than they do today. As he put it, "we're living an increasingly border-less world." Wallack also said businesses must face the challenge of connecting with others internationally.

Everett says onConference is prepared to meet those demands by continuing to offer its clients cost-effective measures for conducting business.

"Through onConference's services, countries all over the world essentially become open to our customers," he said. "It's like having a virtual office sitting there in that country with an wide open door, allowing our clients to conduct sales presentations and other services as their projects pick up and expand. It increases the operational efficiency of the business."

"We're anticipating more changes in the future as businesses increasingly go global, and we're positioning ourselves to meet those needs," Everett added. "We're planning to continue to grow this. We're not stopping, because we haven't run out of countries."

About onConference: OnConference was founded in 2002 by Nortel Networks veterans with more than a decade of experience building, supporting, and selling telecommunications products to the largest companies in the world. Behind onConference is the 5th largest conferencing infrastructure on the planet. OnConference has provided conference call services to more than 3,000 companies located in 50 countries around the world.

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