With the traditional teleconference, landlines were used to connect multiple participants. As times have changed, teleconferences have evolved. They are now compatible with mobile phones, and have many new features that have appeared over the years. You are also able to host a free conference call, saving even more money for your business. There are a couple of service types available with the traditional teleconference:
- Flat Rate:Flat rate conference calling involves paying a single rate; the rates are not based on the number of calls, number of minutes used, or the amount of participants. You make a regular payment for unlimited usage of the features and services offered in your package. If your business is making many conference calls per month, you can save in the long run with an unlimited plan.
- Prepaid: Prepaid conferencing involves paying for only the minutes you need. Generally, you purchase the minutes you are interested in before the call. This is a wonderful option for the rare conference call. Since many small businesses do not find the need to hold these calls very often, this may be the perfect solution for them.
- Toll Free: Toll free numbers are becoming incredibly popular for conference calls, as you need only pay for the long distance charges incurred. Businesses have become particularly fond of them.