Live Kingdom Hall Audio Video Services

In the critical economic times in which we live, it is certainly important to manage rising Kingdom Hall operating costs and preserve dedicated funds. Thus, a willing spirit has moved individual members of Jehovah's Witnesses to provide high-quality telephone tie-ins, phone hookups (sometimes called a telephone link up) and tie lines (known as conference services) at a very low cost to Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses. METROCONF is an example of such a service, and since 2012 it has been providing high-quality video live streaming and telephone tie in (conferencing) services for friends and Kingdom Halls across five times zones in the continental United States and Canada. The purpose of this service is to make it possible to listen to Kingdom Hall meetings at home when illness and old age make it difficult or impossible to attend. Prices start at $7.50 per month per auditorium. Multiple congregations are permitted to share the same service and video services are included in the cost. Kingdom Halls requiring video only (for example ASL) can also subscribe for as low as $7.50 per month.

METROCONF is available in all of the continental United States and Canada (including rural areas), and makes it very easy to listen to the meetings at the Kingdom Hall. Callers are muted (cannot interfere with the listening of other callers) unless the "commenting" feature is used, in which case one caller is unmuted for a brief period of time. Callers use the website, or a toll-free number and receive a call back within minutes after calling the access number. This means that callers never pay long distance charges. A toll-free number is available to all callers in the continental USA and Canada. Kingdom Hall customers are only billed flat rate charges. They are never billed per minute. International callers and callers not wanting a call back may use the New York access number if needed and are responsible for the cost of their own calls. Those friends that have computers, tablets, mobile phones and Internet access may also listen to the meetings over the Internet without any additional charges. They only need to click Listen to Meeting at the top left of this page to start listening.

METROCONF is being provided at a very low cost, and will continue to operate at a very low cost to Kingdom Halls as long as conditions permit. Among the friends that have used the service, the feedback from Kingdom Halls regarding the price and qualify of the service has been overwhelmingly positive. In terms of security and scalability, the video and conferencing service is hosted in a secure data center, meaning that hardware, security, and networking are monitored and maintained by experienced data center personnel. METROCONF ensures high availability, redundancy and scalability, meaning that the same high quality audio is delivered at all times, even during times of high demand. It is expected that further advances in technology will continue to lower video and conferencing (phone tie-in) prices, resulting in further savings in video, conferencing and telephone costs for Kingdom Halls.

Connecting to the Tie-In (Conference) Service for Kingdom Halls

Whether you are calling from a Kingdom Hall to connect a meeting, or from home to listen to a meeting, simply call:

1-844-221-2100 (English Toll-Free in North America)

1-888-971-4092 (French Toll-Free in North America)

1-855-953-4100 (Spanish Toll-Free in North America)

Follow the recorded instructions. No initial registration is needed, and you may start using the telephone tie-in service immediately. You will be given a 1 month free trial period, after which you can subscribe on the left side of this web page or request a invoice and pay by check. You will be automatically given a PIN number when you start using the service. The PIN number is not only for one congregation, but can be used by all congregations and foreign language groups using the auditorium. It can also be used for special events, such as memorials and weddings. Full instructions and billing details can be downloaded here. Customer support may be contacted here.

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