by Chris Devers
If you need to connect with colleagues and customers scattered throughout the U.S. and Canada, Canada conference calls are one of the many options available to you. Not only are these calls convenient, they reduce travel and all related travel expenses. Plus, conference calls are even more affordable than ever before. While long distance rates used to make conference calling between the two countries cost prohibitive, that is no longer true today. In fact, you may be surprised at just how cheap conference calls can be!
Canada conference calls take several different forms. For example, the call’s host could be hosting the call from Canada attracting primarily Canadian participants. On the other hand, the host could be in the U.S. hosting a call with participants in both the United States and Canada. In addition to the geographic possibilities, the call itself could be either toll free to participants or a local call. In addition, the participants may join the conference calls in several ways such as by dialing directly and entering an access code or waiting until the host, or the teleconference equipment, dials their phone numbers. With so many conference calling possibilities, few conference calls are completely alike.
The key to making cheap Canada conference calls is to find a conference calling service that offers low calling rates and the features that are most important to you. For instance, if you want to host toll free conference calls where participants from the U.S. and Canada alike can dial a toll free number, you’ll need a service provider that can deliver.
Keep in mind that you’ll likely pay two rates, one rate for the U.S. callers and another rate for your Canadian callers. This is because different systems, regulations, taxes, and other factors affect the rates for each country. Fortunately, Canada conference calls are among the least expensive in the world as are U.S. calls.
There’s more to conference calling than finding the cheapest rates possible. In addition to low-cost conference calls that support the countries that your attendees will be calling from, you’ll also want to consider the service’s features and overall sound quality. Do you need to make a reservation in order to host Canada conference calls or can you host a call on demand? Do you need an operator’s assistance to set up your conference calls or can you manage your calling account online? Does the service allow you to dial participants directly (this can save on some per minute charges depending on the plan)? How does the audio quality of the call sound? Do you have to pay a monthly fee or sign a long-term contract in order to get the best rates?
These are but a few of the questions you’ll want to ask as you step into the realm of international conference calling. By asking these questions and shopping around for competitive Canada conference calls, you’re sure to find the perfect conference calling solution. Don’t settle for anything less than low rates, excellent call quality, and loads of convenient features.
AI Telephone offers affordable rates on Canada conference calls as well as on a variety of conference calling plans. Choose from toll free conference call, unlimited conference call plans, pay-as-you-go plans, and more.