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KDDI Audio Conference Service

No reservation required. No basic monthly charge needed. No charge is incurred for domestic calls made through the KDDI Telephone Service [1] !
Plus, domestic calls made from au mobile phones via the KDDI Business Call Direct are free! [2]
Recommended for companies seeking to create an audio conferencing system easily and reasonably!

Overview & Features

"Audio Conference Service" for easy conferencing anytime anywhere using the phone

"Audio Conference Service" offers the following solutions to meet your needs

We want to reduce business trip costs.

Cost significantly reduced with no initial fees and no monthly charges!

We want to have meetings with overseas offices on demand.

A great number of overseas access points available!

We want to cut down calling expenses.

Calling charges are not incurred when accessed via a KDDI Telephone Service [1] !
Domestic calls made from au mobile phones via the KDDI Business Call Direct are free! [2]

We want to share documents.

Various communication services are provided through the PC link function.

What is the Audio Conference Service?

Audio Conference Service is an audio conference service for easy conferencing anytime anywhere using the phone.
The access points in and out of Japan enable users to take part in telephone conferences from major cities all over the world as well as in Japan through simple, low-cost means.
Domestic calling charges are not incurred when this service is used through a KDDI Telephone Service [1]. Service is available at reduced cost.

No charge is incurred for domestic calls made through the KDDI Telephone Service [1] ! Furthermore, domestic calls made from au mobile phones via the KDDI Business Call Direct are also free [2]. This service allows for audio conferencing at a lower cost!

Service Image

The Audio Conference Service is simple and reasonable, using only the phone.
Its application is versatile, from regular meetings and trans-border meetings to emergency contacts.

Figure: Service Image

Four reasons for using the "KDDI Audio Conference Service"

  1. Reason 1Reasonable –– No initial fee or basic monthly charge
    • No initial fee or basic monthly charge
      Cost-effective, with no initial fee or basic monthly charge required.
    • Reasonable conference fee
      Conference fee is a reasonable ¥19 per minute.
    • No international calling required, reducing the cost of conferencing from abroad
      Conferences are available for participants at overseas locations with no international calling.
      (Only when a connection point is available within the country)
    • Domestic calling charges are not incurred when accessed via a KDDI Telephone Service [1]
      Save domestic calling charges for landline calls by accessing through a KDDI Telephone Service [1] !
    • No charge for domestic calls made from au mobile phones via the KDDI Business Call Direct! [2]
  2. Reason 2Simple –– Easy introduction, operation and management
    • Easy introduction
      IDs are issued within a week of application. Once IDs are issued, users can start using the service from their phone by accessing the service with their pass code.
    • Easy operation
      Users can easily use the service by simply following the audio guidance.
    • Easy management
      The centralized management of pass codes enables the host to use the same pass code anywhere in the world.
    • Accessible from any phone
      This service is accessible from any type of phone, including landline, mobile, and PHS. This feature allows users to hold conferences anytime anywhere.
  3. Reason 3Internationally available –– Supports a number of overseas offices
    • A great number of overseas access points are available
      The service covers overseas offices as well as those in Japan. Major cities have access points, which eliminate the need to use international calls to hold conferences with overseas offices.
    • Common pass code for worldwide use
      The pass code is the same regardless of where the host is in the world. There is no need to record different pass codes for each country visited.
    • Language selection: English and Japanese
      Service is available in both English and Japanese, catering to the needs of English speakers participating in a conference.
    • English helpdesk support
      An English helpdesk is available around the clock. Users can hold international conferences even late at night or in the early morning hours, and be assured of helpdesk support.
  4. Reason 4A variety of communication services –– Share images using the PC link function
    • Additional communications tools available
      The PC link function with WebEx enables users to share documents such as MS PowerPoint and Excel files, and image information including a desktop image.
    • Various functions available during telephone conferencing
      Users can share images, while maintaining the voice quality by using phones for audio conferencing.
    • English language support
      This service is also available for international conferences as English language is fully supported.
    • Metered rate system – eliminating worries about costs
      As no initial fee and basic monthly charge are required, the initial cost is absolutely free, which helps customers reduce costs.

Benefits of introducing the KDDI Audio Conference Service

Join the conference from wherever you are -anytime, anywhere, with anyone-

  • Enhanced productivity and business efficiency
  • Reduced expenses, including business trip expenses
  • Pandemic measures
  • Contributes to CO2 reduction
  • Reduced IT assets cost and operating costs
  • Increased training efficiency

Example of estimated costs

When business trips are made from 7 different offices to Tokyo for a conference:

Branch Mode of transportation Travel cost
(one way)
Travel time
(one way)
Sapporo Airplane (Chitose – Haneda), Railway (Haneda – Tokyo) ¥6,420 - ¥34,220 Approx. 150 min.
Sendai Shinkansen (Sendai – Tokyo) ¥8,990 - ¥10,590 Approx. 102 min
Tokyo - - -
Nagoya Shinkansen (Nagoya – Tokyo) ¥9,830 - ¥10,780 Approx. 103 min.
Osaka Shinkansen (Shin-Osaka – Tokyo) ¥13,000 - ¥14,050 Approx. 156 min.
Hiroshima Shinkansen (Hiroshima – Tokyo) ¥15,500 - ¥18,550 Approx. 236 min.
Fukuoka Airplane (Fukuoka – Tokyo), Railway (Haneda – Tokyo) ¥6,420 - ¥37,420 Approx. 150 min.
Okinawa Airplane (Naha – Tokyo), Railway (Haneda – Tokyo) ¥8,420 - ¥41,520 Approx. 190 min.
  • The cost estimate by KDDI is based on fares as of April 2010, which are subject to change.

Travel cost (roundtrip): Approx. ¥140,000 – ¥340,000
Total travel time (roundtrip): Approx. 36 hours

  • Shinkansen fares used for the estimate are those for standard reserved seats for Hayate (Sendai) and Nozomi (other than Sendai).
  • Railways used from Haneda Airport assume Tokyo Monorail and JR Yamanote Line.
  • Other expenses, such as accommodation and meals, may also be necessary.

Gathering from different places for a meeting costs time and money.

Using the Audio Conference Service can greatly reduce costs!
(When using the service via KDDI Telephone Service [1] at all offices)

Figure: Example of estimated costs

  • [1]
    "KDDI Telephone Service" refers to any of the following 4 services:
    • KDDI Hikari Direct
    • KDDI Hikari Direct over Powered Ethernet
    • KDDI-IP Phone
    • KDDI METAL PLUS [3] (A separate subscription to the Business Call Flat Rates is required.)
  • [2]
    Only applicable to calls made via the KDDI Business Call Direct by connecting from an extension to the access point for the Audio Conference Service.
  • [3]
    A separate subscription to the Business Call Flat Rates is needed for free calling.
  • All of the indicated amounts exclude tax unless otherwise specified.