Advanced conference calling features for Skype users
One of the most popular business features on Skype is our free [conference calling]( http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/allfeatures/conferencecall/).
With Skype it is really simple to set up a conference call with up to ten people at once. You can invite other Skype users for free and also include people using phones and mobiles into the conference at standard [SkypeOut rates]( http://www.skype.com/prices/callrates/). Check out our [user guide](http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/help/guides/makeconferencecall_windows/) to see how to start a free conference call.
But some users want additional features, and this is where our partner [Highspeedconferencing.com](http://secure.highspeedconferencing.com/hsc2/?utm_source=Skype&utm_medium=link&utm_content=Skype%2BBusiness&utm_campaign=Skype%2BBusiness) can help. They have developed a great solution which takes conference calling to the next level.
Additional features you get with Highspeedconferencing.com include:
- You can have up to 500 people on a HighSpeed Conferencing call (including Skype users and non-Skype users)
- A bridge number for others to phone to join the conference call.
- Local dial in access provided in 6 countries. (USA + EU)
- Toll-free access provided in 8 countries
- Call Recording
- Hand Raising – run a Q&A/Seminar session without needing an operator
- Invite by email non-Skype users to join
HighSpeed Conferencing is the only audio conferencing service available to Skype users that offers high-definition (HD) voice quality. There’s no degradation of audio quality, no matter how many Skype users participate in a conference call. And with unlimited usage during a conference call, you can talk as much as you want. Some people stay on the conference bridge all day.
The HighSpeed Conferencing plug-in is available from the ‘Do More/Get Extras’ section of the Skype ‘Tools’ menu. There is a free 30-day trial of the HighSpeed Conferencing premium service. Visit [Highspeedconferencing.com](http://secure.highspeedconferencing.com/hsc2/?utm_source=Skype&utm_medium=link&utm_content=Skype%2BBusiness&utm_campaign=Skype%2BBusiness) to find out more.