The United States of America is the largest, most competitive and most technologically advanced economy in the entire world and its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown by at least 1.8% every year since 2011.
The ‘special relationship’ between the US and UK is well documented, and there certainly is a unique link between the two countries that benefits businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.
And while the Atlantic provides a physical barrier between the two countries, it doesn’t have to be a barrier to business as you can quickly and simply set up a conference between UK and USA to make sure colleagues can keep in touch. Here’s how…
How to set up a conference call between the UK and the USA
Pick UK and USA dial-in codes, hit 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 0 250 250 (from landlines) or 83000 (from mobiles)
– USA participants dial 1-213-603-9096
Your conference call can now begin!
Where is the USA?
Located in the continent of North America, United States Of America (USA) covers 9,161,966 square kilometers of land and 664,709 square kilometers of water, making it the 3rd largest nation in the world. It is bordered by Canada to the North, Mexico to the south, and has coastlines along the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean.
What’s the best time to call the USA from the UK?
The time difference between the UK and the USA mean it can be difficult to know when to call – but our analytics tell us that business calls between the two countries always take place:
– between 12am and 9pm GMT – that’s between 7am and 4pm in New York, USA.
What is the FCO travel advice for travelling to the USA
Almost 4 million UK holidaymakers and business people make the trip to the US each year, and most trips pass without incident. But you never know when things could go wrong, so the overriding advice for anyone travelling to the States is to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance.
The threat of terrorism is relatively high in the US, with domestic terrorism increasingly becoming an issue. Attacks can be indiscriminate, so you should remain vigilant at all times. Although the issue of gun crime is becoming increasingly high-profile, it rarely involves tourists. You need to remain vigilant at all times, whether walking or driving anywhere and never have valuables on display. In short, act as you would when visiting an unfamiliar part of the UK and your trip should pass without incident.
You also need to be aware that laws vary from state-to-state, including road laws, so make sure your aware of the local laws before you travel. And the legal road alcohol limit is lower than in the UK in many states, so it’s best to avoid any alcohol if you’re driving.