Audio, Video and Telecommunication

Audioconferencing

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Overview

Audioconferences allow users in multiple locations to interact via phone with these two options:

800 Number for One-Time Use

If some participants are outside of the local area code, this audioconference option allows conferees to call an 800 number at a prearranged date and time without incurring long-distance charges.

800 Number for Permanent Use

If the 800 number conference is used regularly by a department or office, a permanent 800 conference line can be established. The department will not need to arrange a conference each time.

Help and Support

To learn more about 800 Number for Permanent Use, visit the Moderator and Mobile Guides in the Knowledge Base.

Related Services

Cost

Texas A&M University System FY19 Rates displayed below.
View FY18 and FY19 TAMUS Auxiliary and Non-TAMUS Rates.

800 Number for One-Time Use

This audioconference service is offered by Verizon Business and is charged a variable rate based on the total minutes consumed by all participants on the conference.  If the audioconference is not used and not canceled three hours in advance, the originating user will incur a charge of $3.50 per prearranged caller.

800 Number for Permanent Use

This audioconference service is offered by Verizon Business and is charged a variable rate based on the total minutes consumed by all participants on the conference using a permanent 800 number, up to 20 participants per call.  For conferences with more than 20 participants, please contact 979.845.1020 for pricing.

Additional Details

Monthly charges for 800 numbers are now centrally funded by Texas A&M University for university business unit (excludes service centers and auxiliary units). These monthly charges will not be billed to your business unit. For details about central funding, visit our billing changes page.

Request

800 Number for One-Time Use

Submit work orders via email to tcom-request@tamu.edu. Submit the request two to three business days before the event.

  • Audioconference One-Time 800 Number work order [DOC] | [PDF]
800 Number for Permanent Use

Submit work orders via email to tcom-request@tamu.eduSubmit the request two to three business days before the event.

  • Audioconference Permanent 800 Number work order [DOC] | [PDF]

Your department will receive an 800 number that can be used at your convenience.  If you need the leader or participant passcode reset, please contact audio-conf@mail.telecom.tamu.edu or 979.845.1020.

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