New Powwownow Conference Calling Fights Credit Crunch

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Powwownow, the free conference calling company, has been helping a lot of businesses during the credit crunch with their free conference call options. By using the new free service, many businesses can now save money on travel, time and meeting room costs.

As times are tough for business right now, many have had to cut down on the costs of business travel and meetings. This is where Powwownow saw a gap in the market. With businesses spending an average of £400 per meeting, a new free conference call service seemed like a plausible solution.

Andy Pearce, CEO, says: 'Frustrated by the amount we were spending on conference calls with our previous companies, we decided there had to be a better way to do it. At the time existing providers were difficult to engage with, complicated to use and expensive, so we decided to launch one ourselves.'

Powwownow's conference calling service is free to use, the callers only pay the cost of a national rate call and there are no additional charges. A recent study carried out by Powwownow has shown that SMEs alone save £40,000 per day by not using other providers, such as BTMeetMe.

Powwownow's Enhanced Access conference calling solution allows up to 50 participants simultaneously on a conference call. No reservation is required in order to start conferencing. Additionally, users receive their own dedicated conferencing PIN and a dedicated dial-in number. International low-cost dial-in access can also be provided, as well as free web conferencing with Showtime. A free scheduler tool invites participants to scheduled conferences and SkypeOut access is also included.

Powwownow's range of services offers customers a significant saving in comparison to many other conference calling providers, not only for national but also for international conference call requirements.

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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 an 0844 national rate call added to their bill). Turnover for 2009 is expected to reach £7m. The company operates in 14 countries including the US and major European markets. Powwownow employs 32 people and is based in Richmond, London.


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