If you are looking for a low cost conference calling service that provides a high level quality and reliability, here are the top three reasons why you should think about outsourcing to a professional conference provider: 1) Why go to the expense of buying conference hardware when obtaining a conference bridge service is much less expensive and much more convenient over the long haul. Audio and web conferencing services are readily available and can be set up in a matter of minutes, not to mention you don't have to worry about the overheard and maintenance costs of supporting a system. There are several advantages to getting a conference service, not the least of which is the avoidance of hardware, equipment and maintenance costs. As they say, "Why buy the whole cow, when you can just buy the milk?" ( If your conferencing is costing more than $2000 a month in 2013, then yet, you may want to look at getting your own system. But even then, there are a number of disadvantages of going inhouse.) 2) When you choose a professional conference service, like us at 24conference.com, you automatically get a support staff without any initial costs or expenses. Need an operator to set up a conference call for you? Need help in learning your options and features? You even get a back-up conference bridge in the unlikely event there is a problem with your primary bridge. How much would it cost you to create a redundant system for yourself? Moreover, there a wide variety of conference services and plans that can accommodate every budget and requirement. You can choose the plan that fits your needs perfectly. 3) While you might like the idea of being able to do everything in-house, the fact remains that businesses that dedicate resources, both human and financial, at projects that are outside of their core mission, usually lose focus and have a harder time getting a return on their investment. For every hour, and every dollar, you spend on programs that don't have a direct impact on your bottom line, that ends up being more hours that you expend trying to reinvent the wheel that someone else can provide you faster and cheaper than you can do it yourself. Bottom line: When you take a close look at comparing and analyzing costs and benefits, the practice of outsourcing conferencing calling results in much lower costs and better service.