Some things don't last. Thanks to recent court rulings and changes in government regulations, free conference calling services will soon be coming to an end. Users will be looking for suitable alternatives. While there are services like Skype that offer free (or close to free) conferencing for small groups, the fact remains, not everyone has a Skype account or access to a computer with speakers and a microphone. The vast majority of business and non-profit conference users still prefer to have access to on-demand audio conference call services using their regular phones or cell phones. There are several alternative and popular conference services that provide high quality, 24/7 access, that you can consider. 24Conference.com specializes in the following services: Unlimited Fixed Rate Conference Calling: For as little as $9 per month, you can get unlimited conferencing. You keep the same call-in number and passcodes and use them over and over again, as long as you want. This alternative will be as close as you can get to duplicating your free service. Moreover, you'll also get the additional benefits of being able to monitor your calls online in real-time, and being able to download free recordings of your conferences. All in all, it's a great deal for one low flat monthly rate and many former free conference users find this option the best choice. Click on the Flat Rate link at the top of this page for more details — you'll see you have three call-in numbers to choose from. Per Minute Conference Calling: Also known as pay-as-you-go, this service has a per minute rate and includes a toll-free access number option. Currently (July 2013) rates range from 2.9 cents per minute, per person, to 6.9 cents, depending on your level of service and features. For example, users of free conferencing services are accustomed to dialing a long-distance number to access their calls. For business purposes however, you may enjoy the convenience and benefits of having a toll-free access number, especially if want to save your associates or customers the cost of a long distance call. And you may also want recordings included in your service as well. Click on the Pay as You Go link at the top of this page to get details. Professional Operator Dial-Out Conference Call: Instead of having everyone call into a conference number, why not have our trained operators call them? It's our top-of-the-line product and perfect for important conferences where you need the highest level of convenience and service. Granted, it's probably not necessary for routine calls, but if you are having an important sales call, for instance, it's the perfect way to greet people and have them placed into the conference call. The only thing they have to do is answer the phone! Check out the Operator Conference Call link at the top of this page to get details. You'll impress your colleagues and partners with the highest level of attention and service. Using Local Numbers for Conferencing: There is another service that only costs 2.9 cents per minute, per user, and provides the exceptional convenience of having your conferencing guests dialing a local number. We offer 53 local numbers across the U.S. and Canada including Washington, DC (202), New York City (646), Los Angeles (203), Chicago (312), and Houston (832). In fact, your conference guests can each dial their respective local number and all end up in the same conference. So your New York City guests can dial 646, while your Los Angeles guests dial 203, while conferencing. It's much cheaper than providing a toll free number and you get the same excellent results! Check out the Local Access link at the top of this page. Yes, the days of free conferencing are almost over, but you can take advantage of superior customer service, along with reliable and dependable technology, as you continue to collaborate and conference with your friends, working associates and clients. Give us a call at 877-254-2424 so we can find the right program you're looking for.