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Unlimited Conference Calling with VoIP

Updated on April 25, 2014
VoIP Conference Calling
VoIP Conference Calling

Conference Calling in the 21st Century

Conference calling is an essential feature of enterprise communication systems. Gone are the days when business executives had to travel long distances in order to discuss projects with their counterparts in other offices. Instead, most businesses rely on video or audio conference calls to coordinate between teams.

VoIP brings conference calling into the 21st century with many features at considerably lower costs than legacy phone systems. With VoIP, a conference call can involve 2 or 20 members, the number of participants is limited only by the Internet bandwidth. Participants can be added in the middle of a conversation and employees on the road can join in from mobile phones or laptops. As long as the hardware (desktops, laptops, mobile devices) has a camera, video conferencing is just as easy as a regular audio call.

Conference Call Features

These features may have been considered a luxury just a decade ago but they are a necessity in the fast-paced business world of today. Even for employees within the same office, conference calls are an excellent substitute for meetings. Instead of setting up a meeting to discuss projects or strategy, a weekly conference call can save a lot of time for everyone involved. Hosted VoIP service providers may offer conference calling as part of their package or it may be available as an add-on which can be activated at any time. Check the business VoIP knowledgebase of your service provider.

With VoIP systems, a conference call is as simple to host or join as a regular phone call. Participants may join by calling the designated number or clicking on a link. Conference calls may involve audio, video, white boards for real-time collaboration and presentations. One way conferencing for lectures or training purposes is also possible.

Pricing Structures

The cost for conference calling will depend on a number of factors such as the maximum number of expected participants, the average length of most calls and how often such calls are needed. Generally vendors offer 2 types of payment methods:

1. Pay-As-You-Go – this option is practical for businesses which make the occasional conference call. The company will be billed on a per minute basis and the calling numbers are usually toll-free which means there will be no long-distance charges.

2. Unlimited calling – this is more suitable for businesses with employees working from home or remote locations who need to have conferences regularly. Clients are charged a monthly fee depending on the features requested.

Unlimited conference calling is a good alternative for teams scattered across offices. Employees can get work done quicker, be more productive and focus on the job instead of wasting time trying to get everyone in the same room for a meeting.


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