Canadian long distance rates are less competitive than those of their U.S. neighbors. However, that doesn't
mean that you're necessarily stuck with paying a high price for Canada conference calling services. In fact, you
may be surprised at just how affordable Canada teleconference calls have become in recent years. Dozens of service
providers offer services specifically for the Canadian market with features, service, rates, and quality varying
from one company to the next. If you're in the market for teleconferencing services, here are some considerations
to keep in mind.
Why Choose a Canada Conference Calling Plan?
Whether your participants are located in Canada or the U.S., choosing a plan tailored to Canada allows you to take
advantage of lower rates than you may be used to, especially if the provider uses a U.S. conference call bridge.
This keeps your costs low while also allowing you to facilitate group calls.
What to Expect
Look for an automated plan that does not require operator assistance in order to schedule or initiate the call.
With automated conference calling, you schedule the Canada teleconference calls via a Web interface. Once scheduled,
you can then notify all participants of the scheduled teleconference and its details.
Depending on the service that you choose, you can expect low-cost Canada teleconference calls using a toll free
phone number. At the scheduled time, participants dial this number and enter the PIN for your conference.
Must-Have Canada Conference Calling Features
Because service offerings vary from one provider to another, it's important to take the time to learn about the
features offered. For example, do you anticipate holding Canada teleconference calls that you'll want other people
to be able to listen to after the fact? If so, you'll want to select a provider that offers call recording. Once
the call is complete, you'll be able to forward an audio file to other people via email or upload it to your website.
Another feature that is a must for Canada
conference calling, and conference calling in general, is a moderator-controlled mute feature. For instance,
have you ever been on a conference call that was disrupted when one of the participants placed the call on hold
- and subjected the entire conference call to her company's "music on hold" message? With a moderator-controlled
mute feature, not only can individual phone lines be muted such as in this example, the moderator can also mute
and un-mute all participants at once so that distracting background noise is kept to a minimum.
Flexible Canada conference calling plans are also desirable, especially if you anticipate fluctuating calling needs.
For example, did you know that not all plans require long term contracts and monthly minimum usage requirements?
In fact, many options are available that allow you to use the services as needed such as "pay as you go"
plans and prepaid Canada teleconference
calls. Services such as these allow you to take advantage of lower rates without having to commit to a long
term contract or overpay for services that you don't need.
Canada conference calling is more affordable than you may realize. Take the time to explore your options and select
a calling plan with the features and terms that make the most sense for your business - and let the collaboration
Collaborating with your team across Canada and the United States is more affordable than you may realize with many
Canada conference calling plans available. Learn more about Canada teleconference services and the features you
need the most.
AIT provides Canadians with a cost-effective solution for Canada teleconference
calls: toll free buckets of
minutes available on a month-to-month basis with no long term contract. With low per minute rates, loads of
useful features such as call recording and the Live Conference Viewer, and exceptional call quality, AIT is dedicated
to providing you with the best Canada conferencing calling solution available.