How to Save on Your Conference Calls
Saving on your conference calls is easy. Because of our wide-ranging conference call service offerings, we can easily provide you the best plan at the lowest cost.
Here are just a couple of examples on how to save:
One customer just told us that we saved them $5000 a year on conference expense because they switched from being charged per minute, to an unlimited flat rate plan. A flat rate plan throws away the clock — you pay one fixed rate a month, and you can talk as long as you like. How can we do that? The key is that the service does not provide a toll-free number to call-in on. But these days, who cares? Fact is: Most businesses and residences in the United States, along with ALL cell phones, have free long distance bundled with their local service. That being the case, it doesn’t cost anything to call into the conference bridge in the first place!
Another customer just told us, “Wow, you just saved me $2000.” We hear that all the time. Sometimes it’s a few dollars a month, other times it’s over $10,000 a year. Just this morning, someone called who was a volunteer for a non-profit organization was looking for a toll-free solution that would enable her board of directors to meet over the phone — saving time and travel costs. She was using another conferencing service and was thrilled to find out that she just saved about $1000 a year of money the organization desperately needed to use for other purposes. That’s a phone conversation that everyone leaves with a smile on their face. Believe it or not, there are businesses and organizations that are still paying over 10 cents per minute, per person, for their conference service. They just pay their bill, not knowing that conference rates have been cut substantially over the past few years. Another reason why it pays to shop around on a regular basis.
Why some companies have to charge more for conference calls
The conference call business is one of the most competitive online businesses and here are some inside scoops that may surprise you. Chances are, you found our website by doing a search using some keywords on one of the search engines, like Google.
Appearing in the search results can be very costly. Every time you click on one of the ads, Google is paid a fee by the advertiser. All the conference call companies do the same thing. Interestingly enough, to appear at the top of the search listings can cost upwards of $20 per click. However, if you bid less, you’ll appear on lower or at the bottom of the page.
Some conference companies spend over $100,000 per month to advertise on Google and the other search engines. (That’s why Google became one of the fastest growing companies in history — businesses were paying them to get shoppers to their websites!)
Well, we view things a little differently than our competitors. Someone has to pay for those huge ad budgets. Guess who? That’s right — their customers!
Our overhead is much less
In contrast, our ad budget is extremely modest. And because we don’t have to generate the income to pay for those big ad budgets, we are able to pass those savings, and low overhead expenses, on to you. So we may not be the 800-pound gorilla in the room, but we don’t want to be.
We just want to be a simple conference call service that specializes in great customer service, superior quality, and a management that minimizes costs and maximizes savings for our customers. While our competitors are spending a fortune on advertising, we’ll also keep relying on our loyal customers to continue making referrals. Word-of-mouth is still the best way to get a new customer! It also happens to be the cheapest!