VoIP Conference Call

By Ryan Ayers
Updated: February 25, 2011

VoIP conference calling allows businesses a flexibility with teleconferencing that was simply unavailable with their traditional telephone system predecessors. A conference call using a VoIP network allows for more callers, greater call quality, greater consistency in call continuity and access to integrated information that all combine to create a virtual environment that enables a higher level of communication and productivity.

VoIP vs. Traditional Conference Calls

With traditional business telephone systems, conference calling was a rudimentary system at best. There were limits placed on distance and volume for the calls, making them highly impractical for calls exceeding a certain number of participants or for calls in which the participants were not geographically near one another. Call quality was irregular and with larger numbers of participants involved, suffered even more. Added to this was the fact that there was very little security involved with the calls – anyone with the prearranged number could access the call.

VoIP conferencing has opened up a whole new world of collaboration and virtual meeting by eliminating the above points. Distance and number of participants are all but irrelevant with IP telephone systems and participants may not have access to calls if they are not invited and properly logged into the call. Added to this is the increased functionality brought by the inclusion of integrated data features.

Increased Productivity

Conference calling on a VoIP network allows your business to create a virtual meeting environment that enables participants to share ideas and visual aids in the same manner that they would in a physical meeting. All participants are viewing the same materials simultaneously and are able to make comments and corrections in real-time. This adds a dimension of productivity not only to the meetings themselves, but saves travel time and inconvenience in travel and meeting arrangements.

A Cost Effective Solution

VoIP conference calling is highly cost effective as well. Many service packages include conference calling in the subscription price and/or are able to add scheduled calls and set them up to accommodate your needs. If your business has recurring need of conference calling, a dedicated line can be set up at very little trouble or expense.

For businesses that don’t already operate on a hosted VoIP service plan, there are many providers who supply as-needed conference calling and virtual meeting space. These services are generally very cost-effective and available on short notice. They are geared to allow businesses who are not operating on a sophisticated VoIP network the same functionality as those that are.

 

VoIP conference calling is the cost-effective solution for businesses that need a versatile virtual meeting space. This service has changed the way many businesses communicate with their remote employees and partners, allowing for an exchange that is similar to that of a physical meeting.
 

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