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Conference call service: Voice conferencing for teams.


Conference from Melrose Labs allows your team to conduct meetings using voice conference calls and conference rooms dedicated to your organisation. To join a meeting, your team simply dials-in from their landlines and mobiles. Alternatively, they can join a conference call for free via the web from their desktops and laptops. Calls have high-quality wideband audio and can handle meetings with up to 100 participants.

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  • Cheapest for small teams
  • Lite
  • Up to 5 people
  • Join via web or dial-in
  • No host charges
  • Local/national dial-in
    (01315819197)
  • PIN option
  • Best deal
  • ProGeo
  • Up to 100 people
  • Join via web or dial-in
  • £6.50/month
  • Local/national dial-in
    (dedicated number)
  • PIN option
  • Most popular
  • Essential
  • Up to 100 people
  • Join via web or dial-in
  • No host charges
  • Low cost dial-in
    (08450042124*)
  • PIN option
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The Melrose Labs Conference audio conferencing service is most likely the quickest and easiest to obtain and use. To get service only requires that you provide your organisation name, email address (we completely respect your privacy) and if you require, a name for your new conference room. We will email you with your conference room details once it has been set-up — usually within one minute of you signing-up.

Dial-in Number

Common and dedicated dial-in numbers for your team conference room.

Large meetings

Up to 100 participants can join conference calls via phone and web.

Join call free via web

Free via the web from laptops, desktops, tablets and mobiles.

Join via low-cost call

Join a call using landline or mobile phone at low call rates or for free.

No fees

No set-up or monthly fees on Lite and Essential plans.

Privacy

Calls can be restricted using meeting room PINs on all plans.

Pricing

On the Lite and Essential Conference plans, there is no set-up, subscription or rental charge. Participants join meetings for free via the web, or pay their telephone provider when they dial-in from their landline or mobile. Calls may be free, depending on provider.

* See Call Costs in the Conference Service Guide for more information.

Conference Plans

Lite Essential ProGeo
Participants (max.) 5 100 100
Voice Quality Wideband Wideband Wideband
Telephone Dial-In
Join via Web
PIN protection
Local/National Dial-In -
0845 Dial-In - -
Dedicated Dial-In
(Geographic number)
- -
Host Controls - Available shortly Available shortly
Call Recording - Available shortly Available shortly
Usage Dial-in and enter conference number Dial-in, enter conference number and optional PIN Dial-in and enter optional PIN
Host Charges Free Free £7.50/month (paid quarterly)
£6/month (paid annually)
Participant Charges Local/National Call
0131 (Edinburgh)
Calls may be free or use inclusive minutes depending on mobile/landline provider.
0845 Call
Calls may be free or use inclusive minutes, otherwise 5p/min plus mobile/landline provider access charge.
Local/National Call
Geographic number of host's choice
Calls may be free or use inclusive minutes depending on mobile/landline provider.

Set-up a Conference Call

To set-up a conference call, firstly sign-up for your Conference calling account. We will immediately set-up your account and email its details.

The email will contain your Conference telephone number and Conference Web Link for your dedicated conference room. Both of these can be shared with the people you want to attend your conference calls when you schedule the calls to take place.

The Conference Web Link allows people to join your meeting for free via the web from their laptop or desktop. The Conference telephone number allows people to dial-in using their phones.

Free Conference Call Service

If you wish to have completely free conference calls, then sign-up for the Conference service and use the Conference Web Link for hosting your online meetings.

With the Conference Web Link all of your conference calls can take place over the web as online meetings, without the need to dial your conference telephone number and incur telephone call charges.

Participants can also join a conference call for free at https://melroselabs.com/goconference/.

Even when you have participants in your conference call using the web link, you can still have participants join by dialling the conference telephone number.

When you sign-up for a Conference account, we will normally email you every 90-days to verify that you still wish to use your conference room. Simply click on the confirm link or button in the email and the conference room will remain available to you.

 

   Conference Service Guide

Quickstart

The account details email that you receive when you sign-up for Conference contains all account information that is usually required for you to start using your new Conference account. Simply distribute your Conference telephone number and/or Conference Web Link to participants along with the date and time of the conference call. To join your conference all your participants have to do is dial the number or use the Conference Web Link.

Join a Conference Call

On ProGeo plans, participants dial the telephone number for your conference room to join the conference call and are immediately put into the call. The telephone number is effectively the room number. No conference IDs or PINs are required, except only if a PIN has optionally been set-up.

On Lite and Essential plans, participants dial the service dial-in number and then type the conference room number via their phone's keypad. No PIN is required, except if a PIN has optionally been set-up.

An audio indication will be heard whenever someone joins or leaves the call.

The Conference Web Link can be used to join a conference call or online meeting for free via the web from a participant's laptop or desktop. To join via the web, the participant either clicks on your Conference Web Link or enters your Conference telephone number at https://melroselabs.com/goconference/.

PIN

PINs can be added to conference rooms when you sign-up for a conference room.

If your conference room doesn't currently have a PIN, then a PIN can be added to your conference to limit who has access to your conference. Let us know if you want a PIN added to your conference room.

Conference Rooms

You can have as many Conference rooms, each with their own telephone number, under your account as you require. Simply go to the Conference page to add a new room using the Conference service sign-up form.

Capacity

Each conference room has an upper limit of 100 participants (or 5 participants on the Lite plan). If you require rooms with greater capacity, then please contact Support to discuss.

Dial-In Numbers

The Conference service comes with an 0845 non-geographic telephone number for each conference room, however alternative dial-in numbers can be used. Please note that we do not currently offer 0800 freephone dial-in numbers. Contact Support if any of the following options are of interest to you:

Lite and Essential plans use shared dial-in numbers and conference room numbers that are entered by participants when they dial-in.

  • Geographic Conference Number (aka ProGeo plan): In the UK, we can offer geographic numbers (e.g. 0131 – Edinburgh, 0191 – Newcastle and others) and may be able to offer a local number in your own area. Geographic numbers – instead of using 0845 – are charged to the Conference account holder at £7.50 per month when charged quarterly, and £6 per month when charged annually. We offer a 7-day trial of this service.

  • BYO Numbering+Trunk: You can also bring your own (BYO) inbound SIP trunk and associated telephone numbers for use with the service.

Call Quality

Conference calls take place using wideband audio. If required, we can change audio quality to narrowband (lower quality) or ultra-wideband (higher quality).

Call Recording

Call recording is not currently available.

Calls Costs

Calls to 0845 numbers may be free from BT landlines depending on which calling plan you have and the time you make the call. More information at bt.com.

We do not charge for 0845 dial-in telephone numbers and participants may be charged by their mobile/landline provider when they call these numbers. The service charge for the 0845 dial-in telephone numbers used for participants to join conference calls is 5p/min. The participant’s landline or mobile provider (e.g. BT) may additionally charge an access charge. Some landline and mobile providers do not charge for calls to 0845 numbers. Melrose Labs does not charge participants or the Conference account holder for usage of the service. Participants should confirm actual call charges for their call plan with their own provider.

Calls to geographic dial-in numbers (e.g. 0131, 0161, 0191, etc) are charged at normal local/national call rates by mobile and landline providers.

Participants should confirm actual call charges for their call plan with their own provider.

Requirements

We support the following web browsers on laptops and desktops using macOS, Linux and Windows:

  • Safari [13.1.1 (15609.2.9.1.2)]
  • Chrome [83.0.4103.61]
  • Firefox [76.0.1]
  • Opera [68.0.3618.125]
  • Microsoft Edge [legacy: 44.18362.449.0] [new: 83.0.478.37]

Support for mobiles and tablets using iOS and Android is currently limited but on the way!

 

Video Conferencing

Conference is a voice conferencing service and does not provide video conferencing. We are working on a new and separate service and you can find it at Melrose Labs Video Conferencing.

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Service snapshot

  • Conference calling for teams
  • Join conference room via web or telephone
  • Dedicated inbound number
  • Dedicated conference web link to share
  • Uncomplicated - dial-in and speak
  • PIN option
  • Online meetings

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