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Free Conference Calling Launched In Uganda

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PRESS RELEASE -- FreeConferenceCall.com, the most recognized conferencing and collaboration brand on the planet, announced today that it has launched free conference calling in Uganda. Uganda joins Algeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and South Africa on a growing list of countries that can use conference calling services at no cost.

The country has instant and limitless local access to audio services including high-definition audio conferencing, web conferencing and screen sharing, audio and visual recordings, customized greetings, security features, desktop scheduling and mobile applications at any time.

“The service enables consumers, businesses, charities, non-government organizations and governments with immediate access to conference calling that has a simple user experience,” says Bertrand Daumalle, managing director of international operations at FreeConferenceCall.com. “Users of the service can host up to 1,000 callers on an unlimited number of conference calls lasting up to six hours. Our services can work for users all over the world and create new opportunities for them. For example, a small business owner in Uganda can connect with suppliers in the U.S. for free.”

In Uganda, there’s a tax imposed on using over the top (OTT) messaging apps such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp. With FreeConferenceCall.com, users can communicate completely free of charge. The company’s simple model enables collaboration and provides people with new communications services.

How It Works:

1. Create an account at FreeConferenceCall.com.

2. Distribute your dial-in number and access code to participants.

3. Dial in using your phone, mobile device or desktop application.

4. Host HD audio, video or screen sharing conferences with up to 1,000 participants for free.

“We are excited to be supporting the growing African economy by expanding our services to so many countries,” says Daumalle. “It’s an exciting time in our business. This marks another milestone in our international growth as we work with local partners and enable potentially 40 million people to benefit from our services.”

FreeConferenceCall.com, the second largest audio conferencing services provider in the world based on minute volume, is a one-of-a-kind player in the retail communications space and is estimated to have been used by 2% of humanity, more than any of its competitors.

For more information or to sign up for a free account, please visit FreeConferenceCall.com.

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