When it comes to arranging and having a phone conference call, using a meet-me service is the most popular way to go. Tens of thousands of businesses, large and small, along with thousands of non-profit groups, use meet-me conferencing every day to collaborate on important projects, advance sales goals and keep everyone on the same page when it comes to important topics and issues. Meet-me conferencing comes in several formats and you can choose the one that best accommodates your needs and budget. The following are listed in order of their popularity and use:
1) Pay-as-you-go Meet-me (Pay per use, pay per minute conferencing): This is also known as pay-per-minute, or pay-per-use meet-me. This comes in several flavors — toll free, non-toll free, and local access. (See the links at the top of this page.) Toll free is the top of the line service, providing your guests the convenience of dialing a toll free number from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. Non-toll free service (dialing a regular long distance number) costs less and is an excellent choice for those who are budget conscious. Local access provides numbers in over 50 cities in North America that enable users to dial a nearby number. No matter where they call from, everyone is automatically tied into the same conference bridge. So, you could have someone dial a NYC number, an Atlanta number, a San Francisco number and a Miami number — and everyone would be connected! A great system.
2) Unlimited flat/fixed rate Meet-me: For a low monthly rate, you can enjoy unlimited 24/7 conferencing services. Everyone dials the access number (in most cases, it would be a long-distance number) and then keys in their passcode. That’s it! You can conference as much as you want, as long as you want for as little as $9 per month for 5 incoming lines. Flat rate meet-me is the ideal solution for heavy conference users, particularly for internal organizational conferences.
3) Local access (dialing a local number) Meet-me: We have local conference call-in numbers in over 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada. All of the numbers are connected to a common conference bridge. So, your colleagues in Chicago, San Francisco, Miami and Houston, can all call a local number and be placed in the same conference. Pretty amazing! Better yet, the service rates are remarkably low, at only 2.9 cents per minute, per person.
4) Operator managed Meet-me: Have an important call? Then have our professional operators do the work for you. They will call out to each of your participants and place them into the conference. Your guests only have to answer the phone. You can also get additional services, including Question and Answer moderation, collection of data from each party, and monitoring.
Meet-me phone conferencing services have come a long way in the past few years. Rates are much lower and the services have been expanded with many more options. If you are looking to add meet-me to your business arsenal, give us a call at the above number and we can set you up in no time. There is no set-up fee and you’ll enjoy outstanding customer service. Contact us today!