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Branded Bridge Line Diversifies with Plivo

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Greater Reach!

In our ongoing efforts to create one of the most reliable conference calling networks available and provide the widest range of services and coverage, we are continually expanding our service with integrations to major carriers and service providers. Recently we integrated Plivo as one of the primary service delivery platforms we use for call processing. Check out the conference calling case study they did (https://www.plivo.com/customers/branded-bridge-line/)!
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How to Conduct a Tele-Sermon

Tele-sermons, more and more, are growing in popularity as a way to share inspiration with people who otherwise might be unreachable due to geographic, health or transportation limitations. Faith-based organizations are using traditional as well as new teleconferencing technologies to conduct their services and extend their reach into their congregations. Read More

We’ve increase caller capacity from 500 to 3500 callers!

In most situations, the more the merrier proves to be true in conferencing. Once you have more than 10 people on a all it’s most likely a “one person talks, the others listen” type of format (e.g lecture mode.) And, while this is often used by churches and non-profit organizations, we also have clients who host commercial teleseminars in the same format. In those cases, the hosts are getting a payment from the attendees, either per call or for a subscription to several calls. So indeed, increasing capacity 7X for these customers is a huge win! We’re proud to be able to push the limits with innovative technology!

Toll-free is still hot!

When we started Branded Bridge Line, we thought, let’s keep the pricing simple. Let’s offer toll-only plans since no one uses toll-free anymore. Well, we were wrong. Toll-free is still in high demand. We missed the obvious connection that toll-free says something about your brand. Toll-free says that your organization is professional and sensitive to your customer’s needs. It says that you want to provide them with the best, even in accessing your conference call. Branded Bridge Line has always had the ability to offer toll-free, but never advertised it. Because toll-free numbers are in such high demand, we decided to write a blog article about it, letting you know we offer toll-free and understand how important toll-free numbers are to your brand. Toll free numbers began as an answer to collect calls in the 1960s. Very quickly companies began offering toll-free access to their customers as a way to make their businesses more accessible. Studies showed that consumers preferred doing business with companies that offered toll-free access. Toll-free access lent a certain credibility to the business. Although cell phones have eliminated the concept of long distance toll charges, the idea that a business offering toll-free calling is more credible hasn’t faded. Businesses continue to offer toll-free access to their customers. Branded Bridge Line offers toll-free numbers for the US and Canada through our normal number search. Adding a toll-free number to your plan costs $10/month and 4.3 &cent per minute, one of the lowest toll-free per minute fees in the industry. We also offer toll-free numbers in most of the countries we support. To get pricing for a specific country, email our Customer Support Team or chat with us live. Find out more about Branded Bridge Line’s Toll Free Conference Calling!

Top 10 reasons not to go with free conference calling

We’ve all been there, overcome with the urge to sign up for a free conference call service. We quickly rationalize that it’s just a conference line….everyone’s doing it….my money should be spent on building the company, not running the company. As the new generation of conference call platforms emerges with a nice blend of powerful features and affordability, it’s getting harder and harder to rationalize going with a free service.

Here are 10 reasons to go with a paid service rather than a free service: Read More

International Conference Calling – Tied Lines

Today, it’s not uncommon for even the smallest companies to conduct business globally. Whether your customers are abroad or you have remote teams as part of your workforce, many companies have the need to collaborate from great distances. Most companies rely on conference call services to bring them closer to their clients or their remote offices. However, conference calls can be challenging internationally. Joining a conference call hosted in the United States can burden your international customers with international toll charges they incur by dialing an international number. Or if you have global teams to collaborate with, fees associated with conference calling could skyrocket. In addition to the expense, phone numbers from other countries can feel long, burdensome and unfamiliar to international callers increasing the likelihood of dialing errors and meetings that start late. Read More

And we have a winner!

Congratulations to Blayne Wagner for winning Branded Bridge Line’s 2015 Fall Scholarship. We are always looking for talented students who will be paving the way in communications. Blayne attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo, CA and wrote the following essay that we’d love for you to read. Way to go Blayne! Insects, rodents, mammals, and marine creatures alike all possess notorious traits which identify them as a species. The male cricket chirps in order to allow his presence to be known to females, while simultaneously warning other male crickets of territorial ownership. Dogs outstretch their front legs while raising their back end into the air, when they are in a playful mood. Scout bees dance in front of the other bees in the colony, in order to signal the location of nectar. One thing that all of these traits have in common, is simply that they are forms of effective communication in the animal kingdom. While humans similarly have our own distinguishable methods of showing ideas (voice, posture, facial expression, etc.), our signals are often misinterpreted by others, leaving room for a false understanding. Read More