Boom in Conference Calling
The twenty-first century has seen a boom in virtual space as the home office has become a reality, the international community becoming a virtual space and hence conference calling has become a necessity.
This has led to readily available flat rate conference calling schemes and these rates have steadily declined due to the economies of scale because an increasing number of people have begun to avail conference calling services. There are usually four types of conference calling services provided and these are audio (on demand and attended), web, data and video.
Many companies offer flat rate conference calling plans that offer reservation-less audio and web conferencing which are low cost audio conferencing solutions. These companies may charge a flat monthly rate and in addition, allow the customer to avail of free unlimited Web conferencing for as many as 15 attendees.
There may also be a per minute call charge which may be as low as 4 cents per minute during the evening hours and for other calls the charges may be 2.5 cents per minute plus free unlimited toll audio conferencing.
Flat rate conference calling allows the client to get the latest in reservation-less conference calling, staying connected 24/7 without the need to go through an operator or to make reservations and all you need to pay for this service is a flat monthly rate which can be as low as US$40 per month and which the service provider offers by using sophisticated multi-links and octave bridges, to ensure continuous service.
The service provider is sure to also have battery backup as well as diesel generators to ensure that there are no interruptions due to power outages. In addition, they may also have a network that allows for dynamic allocation of traffic to different centers and thus eliminate congestion.
Small businesses are finding many advantages in flat rate conference calling plans and they certainly are more economical than call-per-minute plans. It is for this reason that conference calling service providers are targeting them to sell their services and to guarantee reliability at reasonable costs.
Flat rate conference calling allows the owner to not have to pay for participant’s long distance calls or to just pay for minutes not utilized. Knowing ones needs will help in locating the best service provider that offers the most competitive flat rate calling conference plans.
There are certain advantages to using a flat rate conference calling plan as it ensures that the host pays only a fixed fee each month and this will suit companies making a lot of calls because bridge fees are fixed. In addition, the flat rate is always the same in spite of the duration of the calls and so one knows what one has to pay without getting any nasty surprises later on.
Since both calls are reservation; less it means that there is no need to schedule calls, especially during peak hours and it also means that because the calls are secure there will not be danger of leaking important information.