To this day, we are still hearing scary stories of ridiculously high priced per minute conference calling services. But look, the fact of the matter is simple and that is: you should not be paying anything more than 3p per minute at the very max. Find out now how to find a GOOD conference call provider.
What to avoid and be aware of:
- No pricing shown on website. The company in question is hoping that they’ve peeked your interest to a point of getting you to contact them for more information. This way, the company can have a discussion with you and make it much harder for you to back down from potentially using. It also gives the company in question a chance to haggle a “lower price” “just for you”, but what’s really happening is that the sales rep is trying to discount just enough to get you to sign. Thus, making sure no prices shown on website means that you will be completely clueless to what price you should be looking at.
- Additional pay per minute costs. So, you’ve found a conference call provider with reasonable pricing, i.e., around the 3p mark. Great! Now, make sure you don’t get stung with additional per minute costs, for example, an extra per minute price for call recordings or making use of screen share. All of a sudden, your 3p per minute conference calls have now escalated to 8p+ per min. Ouch.
- “Free” conference calls. There’s no such thing. In fact, as we mentioned here, there’s no such thing as free conference calls.
- Pay per month. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with pay per month pricing plans, you just have to make sure you understand what you get for that price, i.e., you will probably have a max number of ‘inclusive’ minutes to use and going over these minutes may incur extra costs.
Take a look at our top 10 providers and find the conference call provider that rights for you – stop paying over the odds!