How to conference call Hungary

Set right in the heart of the Carpathian basin Hungary can be an attractive proposition to many UK businesses looking to widen their European net as it’s the gateway to the Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE).

Other economic factors to note are that inflation was set at a record low in 2014 at 0.0% with core inflation at around 1%, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for 2015 is forecast at 2.8%, but is expected to slow down in 2016 to 2.2%.

The UK is currently the seventh largest investor in Hungary, mainly for retail, telecommunications and professional services sectors.

So if you’re thinking of doing business in Hungary, keep in touch with clients or colleagues by setting up a regular teleconference, or conference call – it’s not only cost-effective, it’s convenient – requiring nothing more than a landline or mobile phone. Remember, current Covid-19 restrictions mean that travel is not permitted between the UK and Hungary, so it’s the safe way to stay in touch.

And here’s how to set up a conference call in just a few easy steps…

How to set up a conference call between the UK and Hungary

Visit ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN instantly. Then click on the ‘Invite Participants’ tab to generate an email template into which you should enter the time, date and subject of the conference call you’re setting up.

Choose UK and Hungary dial-in codes, click the button marked ‘Copy this invitation’, paste it into an email, send it to up to 100 participants, and you’re good to go.

Dial-in numbers to call

At the allotted time participants dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:

  • UK participants dial 0843 373 0843 (landline)+44 843 373 0999 (when overseas) 83000 (mobile)
  • Hungary participants dial  1-6777310 (from landlines) or +44 843 373 0999 (from mobiles)

Your conference call can now begin!

What’s the best time to call Hungary from the UK?

A flight from London to Budapest takes just over two hours and the time difference means Hungary is just one hour ahead of GMT, so no need to worry about calling at an unsociable hour.

What’s the FCO advice on travelling to Hungary?

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes.

Pick pocketing and bag snatching are relatively commonplace in Budapest, so always take the usual precautions against these types of crime.

There’s also a problem in restaurants whereby you may be overcharged for food and drink, so always ask to see the menu before you order and check your bill before you settle up.

To make matters worse, some taxi drivers are complicit in these frauds, and may get a back-hander from certain restaurants to recommend them – so never ask a cabbie for a bar or restaurant recommendation, and always make sure you agree the fare before you travel.

If you use public transport, always validate your ticket before you travel, keep it with you until the end of your journey and show it to inspectors on request. A special ticket is required for use on the night service network.

You must carry your passport at all times (photocopies are not acceptable) and be able to show some form of ID if requested.

Where is Hungary?

Situated in central Europe, Hungary is a small landlocked country that is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south and Slovenia and Austria to the west.