Conference call

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A conference call is a telephone call in which someone talks to several people at the same time.wikipedia
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Telephone call

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A conference call is a telephone call in which someone talks to several people at the same time.
When a telephone call has more than one called party it is referred to as a conference call.

Hook flash

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Then the hook flash button (or recall button) is pressed and the other called party's phone number is dialed.
Another use is to indicate a request for voice conferencing, for example, a user may use a procedure like the following to initiate three-way calling:

Called party

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Then the hook flash button (or recall button) is pressed and the other called party's phone number is dialed.
In some situations, the called party may number more than one: such an instance is known as a conference call.

Financial analyst

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These calls usually allow for questions from stock analysts and are called earnings calls.
Analysts obtain information by studying public records and filings by the company, as well as by participating in public conference calls where they can ask direct questions to the management.

Embarq

Embarq CorporationUnited TelecommunicationsUnited Telephone of the Northwest
Large telecommunications providers such as AT&T, Embarq (formerly Sprint), Verizon and other large to medium conferencing service providers maintain a dominant position in the conferencing niche; servicing many of the world's biggest brands.
Common offerings included features such as Caller ID, Call waiting, 3-way calling, Call forwarding, Voice mail, and Anonymous call rejection.

Group call

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Group calling, similar to conference call, is a means of communication where the calling party wishes to involve multiple parties.

Teleconference

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Internet teleconferencing includes internet telephone conferencing, videoconferencing, web conferencing, and augmented reality conferencing.

United States

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Conference calls are used by nearly all United States public corporations to report their quarterly results.

Public company

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Conference calls are used by nearly all United States public corporations to report their quarterly results.

Earnings call

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These calls usually allow for questions from stock analysts and are called earnings calls.

Forward-looking statement

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A standard conference call begins with a disclaimer stating that anything said in the duration of the call may be a forward-looking statement, and that results may vary significantly.

Chief executive officer

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The CEO, CFO, or investor relations officer then will read the company's quarterly report.

Podcast

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Conference calls are also beginning to cross over into the world of podcasting and social networking, which in turn fosters new kinds of interaction patterns.

Social network

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Conference calls are also beginning to cross over into the world of podcasting and social networking, which in turn fosters new kinds of interaction patterns.

Flextime

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The UK government has changed flexible working rights since 2014, so that employees who have been working full-time for a company or organisation can lawfully request flexible working.

Pay as you go

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In the UK, there are conference services offered on a pay-as-you-go basis where the cost of the phone calls (using 0843/0844, or 0871/0872 non-geographic revenue sharing numbers) from each of the participants covers the cost of the conference service.

Personal identification number

PINPINsPIN code
Typically, a conference call PIN and its associated calling instructions are displayed immediately online after being purchased and/or sent via email.

AT&T

AT&T Inc.Southwestern Bell CorporationAT&T Latin America
Large telecommunications providers such as AT&T, Embarq (formerly Sprint), Verizon and other large to medium conferencing service providers maintain a dominant position in the conferencing niche; servicing many of the world's biggest brands.

Verizon Communications

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Large telecommunications providers such as AT&T, Embarq (formerly Sprint), Verizon and other large to medium conferencing service providers maintain a dominant position in the conferencing niche; servicing many of the world's biggest brands.

Voice over IP

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However, the Internet and improved global VoIP networks have helped to significantly reduce the barrier of entry into this niche.

Termination rates

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Companies that provide free conference call services are usually compensated through a revenue-sharing arrangement with the local phone company, sharing the termination charge for incoming calls to a phone carrier.

Federal Communications Commission

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In November 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a 732-page Order on InterCarrier Compensation (ICC), including rules governing revenue sharing.

3GPP

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The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) defined a technical specification (TS 24.147) for conferencing within the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), SIP Events, the Session Description Protocol (SDP) and the Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP, aka RFC4582).