Businesses are not the only groups to benefit from remote conferencing and public videoconferencing room rental. The logistics of a holiday get-together with family and friends can be simplified by arranging a video conference to connect all parties at the same time. You may not be able to give Mom a hug, but you could talk to her face-to-face with the rest of the family and see everyone on the same large screen.
This is a possibility because WhyGo has more than 3,500 video conferencing and telepresence facilities all over the world. Many of thhem can be booked instantly, as soon as you verify the date.
Our three global operation centers are located on three sides of the earth (London, UK; Sydney, AU; and Dallas, US), so you can call us any time of day or night to see how your family and friends could use videoconferencing to connect in one big heartwarming session.
The same facilities that allow business enterprises and educational teams to collaborate in real time can be used to connect a nephew in Iraq or a brother in Brazil with his family in Canada. A sister in a coffee shop in China can communicate with friends in India, Israel, and Egypt or spend quality time with great-grandmother in Australia. A son traveling through Chicago could connect with the group at his hotel. The possibilities can vary because the expertise of your WhyGo Conferencing Advisor can help you figure out how to connect all the dots.
If your family is scattered across the globe, you can still see each other with video conference scheduling. Contact WhyGo to talk to an expert today.
According to Worldwide Networking Trackers Research Manager, Petr Jirovsky,
Video as a key component of collaboration continues to place high on the list of priorities for many organizations. IDC believes that among the challenges customers are currently trying to work through are exactly when and how to provision their video deployments.
This observation is made in the recent article titled “Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Market Sees Mixed Third Quarter Equipment Revenue Results, According to IDC.”
The IDC (International Data Corporation) assists businesses and IT professionals in making fact-based decisions on business strategy and technology purchases by providing market intelligence for the telecommunications, information, and consumer technology markets.
For the videoconferencing equipment market, revenue in the third quarter of 2013 was approximately $576 million. There was an increase of 8.2% every quarter, but, interestingly, the yearly numbers show a decline of -9.7%. Room-based video systems decreased 5% year over year while increasing 6% quarter over quarter. With the quarterly revenue growth being positive and yearly revenue being the opposite, it can be confusing. As the numbers are gathered, distilled, and dissected it is clear that only those immersed in the industry can figure out how to apply them to a specific situation.
Still, the use of video conferencing and all that it entails has proven to be an asset to an enterprise. One way to stay current with the market by prioritizing video is by utilizing the advantage of WhyGo’s video conferencing network. This gives you the flexibility of the telepresence or video conference without having to put the major expense of equivalent video conferencing facilities into your budget.
Take a look at all the places the WhyGo network covers. We can help you keep video on your business priority list with ease.
When you are comparing the costs of traveling to a conference – tickets, hotel room, loss of productivity, and time – to the costs of setting up a video conference room rental, it helps to have a team like WhyGo on your side. There are a lot of variables that will affect your specific conferencing costs.
Setting up an account with WhyGo is simple: Ask us to do it. Account holders get the globally standard 30 days of credit to pay their invoices, and we will ask that a credit card be on file as security.
In general, you can assume a range from $180 (£130) to $320 (£250) per hour depending on the location. Taxes will vary, too, according to the local structure. Rooms are rented for at least one hour, and most WhyGo venues will charge in 15-minute increments after that minimum. Some venues use a 30-minute or 1-hour increment pricing schedule. Your specific room costs will be explained by the WhyGo booking agent when you set up your videoconference. Ask about anything that seems unclear.
You will be charged for the time you reserved at booking even if your meeting ends sooner than planned. For instance, if your telepresence facility was booked for two hours and your conference lasted one hour and forty-five minutes, you will still be charged for the original allotment.
If you cancel your booking at least two working days (minimum 48 hours) before the meeting was scheduled to start you will not be charged. Between 48 and 24 hours before the scheduled start, a cancellation fee of half the total charges will be required. If your meeting is cancelled within one working day (24 hours) of the scheduled start, WhyGo will charge the full cost of the meeting rooms plus any network charges incurred. This will compensate our team members who have set up your meeting to automatically start.
Many times WhyGo staff spends a great deal of time contacting venues, confirming details, and arranging your videoconference. Some bookings may involve non-refundable scheduling fees that you will be advised about prior to confirmation.
Bookings can be cancelled in one or two ways:
- Via email by sending your request to email@example.com
- Via the telephone on http://www.whygo.net/contact-us/contact, with a follow up email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have more questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and see if the answer is there; if not, call us!
When you schedule your conference with WhyGo we make sure you know what all the costs will be. Therefore, even if you have booked and confirmed directly online, you may get a call from a WhyGo Operator letting you know that there will be extra charges.
For instance, a video conference room rental booked and confirmed to DIAL OUT costs more, so you are contacted to ensure dial out is preferred over ISDN or IP. Bridging services via ISDN/IP networks are additional charges billed in 15-minute increments, so we make sure you know what the potential cost of connection is before you confirm. Then your actual use is computed accordingly based on the hourly price quote and the nearest 15-minute increment.
The customer setting up the video conference is considered the responsible party and will be charged for the cost of connecting to the other venues at the rate prevailing at time of use. Your WhyGo Team representative will be able to give you these rates when you book your meeting.
Other extras that can incur additional charges are special equipment, recordings, overrunning the meeting, a meeting that is out of normal hours, and services the local venue offers. These services vary and any cost will be explained before you choose that option. WhyGo will add the extra charges incurred to your invoice as well as any local taxes that apply.
The customer named on the invoice is the person who set up the meeting and is considered personally responsible for the payment of all invoices. Setting up an account with WhyGo is a matter of asking for one; the global standard of extending 30 days of credit to pay the bill will be in place. A current credit card is required to be on file for security and we accept all major credit cards.
The three global operations teams at WhyGo are in London, Dallas, and Sydney. That means the UK, US, and Australia time zones and fast, efficient delivery of service. We can help you set up your next video conference room rental and know what to expect in extra costs. Contact WhyGo today for a quote!