How to voice conference internationally, cheaply?
March 3, 2010 8:25 AM Subscribe
What is the best method to voice conference when a few of the meeting attendees are on a slow/unreliable connection in Africa?
posted by treehorn+bunny to technology (3 answers total)
I run a small nonprofit, with several staff in East Africa and a board of directors in the United States.
We are looking for a free (or cheap) method so that the staff in Africa can attend our monthly meeting. We used to do text chat on Skype, but that is very slow and cumbersome. We have tried voice conference on Skype, which works great for the folks in the United States, but terribly for those in Africa because they were constantly getting cut off from the discussion and had to keep being re-added, plus we could not hear them and they would have to add their comments by text chat several minutes delayed. I tried to call them via cell phone, but Skype will not allow me to voice conference a Skype to Skype discussion with Skype to phone.
Has anyone tried anything better?