Powwownow Bans Anti Social Behaviour on Conference Calls with ASCCBOs

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Conference calls provider, Powwownow, has announced ASCCBOs (Anti Social Conference Calling Behaviour Order) in order to discourage unsuitable behaviour on conference calls.

Conference calls are a great way to have a more relaxed meeting, we don’t care if you stay in your PJs or even stay in bed, no snoring though please! By introducing this ban we just hope to make conference calling more pleasant for everyone!

Recent research conducted by Powwownow has found that people are put off using conference calls by other attendees’ anti- social behaviour.

The behaviour, including noisy eating, swearing, sniffing, and heavy breathing, uncovered by Powwownow was deemed unsuitable on conference calls during the poll of their Premium customers. Those who have regular calls with serial offenders have reported that it discourages them from using conference calls to conduct their business.

In order to tackle this growing national problem Powwownow are announcing the ASCCBO (Anti-Social Conference Calling Behavour Order). The ban that will run on a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ rule and will start on 1st March, it will encourage users to be more considerate to other people on conference calls.Oliver Thompson of Oliverthompsontraining.co.uk, a regular user of the Powwownow’s conference calling service commented, ‘I find it really off putting when you are trying to hold a training seminar and there are people sniffing or worse you can hear them eating down the phone! I don’t feel I can start telling people off so I am really pleased Powwownow are imposing this ban’.Responding to recent customer survey results, Powwownow are attempting to help their user’s conference calling experience.

‘Conference calls are a great way to have a more relaxed meeting, we don’t care if you stay in your PJs or even stay in bed, no snoring though please! By introducing this ban we just hope to make conference calling more pleasant for everyone!’ says CEO Andy Pearce.

So, If you think someone deserves to be served an ASCCBO go to http://www.powwownow.co.uk/ASCCBO and report them!

About Powwownow:
Powwownow was founded in 2004, offering customers low-cost conference calling facilities with the ethos of no booking, no billing, no fuss. (The customer does not need to book a conference room and never receives a bill from Powwownow, just the cost of a 0844 call added to their bill). Turnover for 2010 is expected to reach £8m. The company operates in 15 countries including the US and major European markets.
Powwownow employs 33 people and is based in Richmond, London.

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