If you’re on a budget but need to hold cheap international conference calls in France, you have several options that will get the job done — but with varying results.
As with most any choice, you’ll need to weigh the pros and cons of holding cheap international conference calls and choose the one that’s best for you.
Below are a few of the most common options currently available along with their advantages or disadvantages.
- VoIP Conference Calls — VoIP conference calls involve transmitting voice data over the Internet rather than over traditional voice networks. When hosting international conference calls, this type of service has its appeal because it’s perceived as being cheaper than traditional networks. The biggest problem with this option has to do with sound quality. For example, if your hosting a global conference call in France and have participants dialing in from Russia, USA, Turkey, Australia, China, and points beyond, you may have trouble hearing and understanding the participants — and audio delays, stutters, echoes, dropouts, and other sound quality issues are common.
If your top priority is hosting cheap France international conference calls and you’re willing to risk sound quality, then a VoIP solution might be acceptable. That said, they’re not necessarily as cheap as you may think, especially if you must make a long-term commitment and pay a monthly fee whether you use the service or not.
- Free Global Conference Calling Plans — Another option is to sign up for a free global conference calling plan. However, there’s almost always a catch with free services. For example, the France global conference call may be free to you, but all of its participants may incur hefty international long distance charges. This option can backfire on you because your attendees may opt not to join the call. Some free international conferencing plans require participants to listen to audio ads or may nickel and dime you for desirable optional services. Free plans may or may not use subpar telecommunications networks, making audio quality something you’ll want to be aware of. With free services, many countries do not have access numbers.
If cost is more important than your relationships with participants, a free global conference calling plan may be good enough.
- Dedicated International Conference Calling Plans — Purpose built for international conference calls (in France and the rest of the world), dedicated international conference calling plans provide toll free and local access numbers for dozens of countries and bring all attendees into a single shared voice conference room. Depending on the service provider, you may be required to sign up for a one- or two-year plan — and you may have monthly fees whether you use the service or not.
Our pay-as-you-go international conference calling plans bring the right balance of affordability, features, and quality. We have highly competitive rates to countries around the globe with more than 60 countries supported with toll free access numbers under our Legacy plan and more than 100+ supported with toll free access numbers under our Expanded plan.
Whether you make one global conference call or thousands of them, you’ll pay only for the minutes you use. There are no minimums, no monthly fees, and no contracts. Plus, we use the best PSTN telecommunications networks in the world, ensuring the best audio quality.
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