You don't need a long term contract to obtain conference calling services. In fact, you can get the best conferencing services on a pay-as-you-go basis, or just month to month. For some strange reason we've never been able to figure out why large corporations in particular prefer to have contracts with their vendors. They say one reason is to lock in prices and to avoid increases. Another reason is to hold the vendor's feet to the fire when it comes to service standards. However, there is another whole side to the equation. Vendors love contracts because it locks out the competition and provides the vendors the ability to forecast revenue. Overall, contracts benefit the vendors much more than they will ever benefit you, the customer. Fact is, rates usuallly go down during the term of normal contract and customers are locking themselves into higher rates, not lower rates. And if you have to get an agreement to receive expected levels of service from a vendor, you may want to think about getting a new vendor. Suppliers who strive for excellence don't have to be held accountable. Rather, they take pride in exceeding their customers' expectations. They underpromise and overdeliver. There are government agencies that prefer annual contracts because it is something they can budget for and can pay once. Our unlimited usage flat rate conferencing plans are an ideal way to achieve that objective without worrying about sporadic conference call usage. Since there is no timing of conference calls, and users can talk and use the system as much as they like, this is very condusive to an annual contract. However, annual contracts are more the exception than rule. Yes, they can be easily achieved, but are far from necessary. If you are looking for a conference service without tying yourself into a long term contract, give us a call, or take a look at each of our services across the top of the page and let us know how we can best accommodate your conferencing needs. We stand ready to custom make a program that serves your needs and budget.