Toll free conference bridge services are readily available and can save businesses and organizations a substantial amount of money because there is no need to buy expensive conference hardware or software. In fact, most conference vendors do not charge a start up fee, and you can use the service on a pay-as-you-go basis. You can get set up in a manner of minutes to begin using toll-free conferencing. There are two types of toll-free conferencing services:
1) United States and Canada toll-free conferencing services: You are charged after your conference call service for the exact number of minutes you use. The rate is 4.9 cents per minute, per person. So, 10 people on the phone conference for 10 minutes would equal 100 minutes or $4.90. This a good solution if your conference usage is sporadic or spikes. You don’t want to pay for conferencing services you may not use. This option includes all incoming conference calls from the United States and Canada. Depending on the set-up, you would be charged on a credit card, and sent a receipt. The advantages of this option include only paying for what you use — no more or less. And if there are some months you are not conferencing at all, there is no cost. That’s why this option is ideal for the occasional or casual user.
2) International toll-free conferencing services: We have toll-free numbers in over 80 countries throughout the world. (Remember, there is NO such thing as one toll-free number that works in all countries. You will need a unique toll-free number for each country (except for the U.S. and Canada.) Also, the rates for toll-free service are different in each country (some countries have higher taxes and fees than others.) You can check out the rates for each country on our international overseas page here.
Overall, you should remember that there is no such thing as “free toll free conferencing.” Every vendor in the conference business charges for toll free service. Businesses and organizations enjoy toll free conferencing services because it provides customers, prospects and associates a convenient way to collaborate without the cost of dialing a long distance number. It may be more expensive than regular toll conferencing, but offering conference participants a toll free number provides a level of professionalism and shows everyone that you take your conference meetings seriously and that the discussions are important to you.
Toll free conference bridge services will continue to increase in popularity in the future because of how much time and money they save the participants. What would normally take an afternoon in getting everyone together can be accomplished in just a few minutes by meeting on the phone, rather than in person. You can get more valuable information about 800 toll free conferencing options by calling us at 877-254-2424 and having one of our friendly associates help you choose the best option for your situation.