What's a good yet affordable conference call system, which can hold a conference in which anyone can join by either phone or the internet, as desired?
April 15, 2012 1:20 AM Subscribe
What is a good conference calling service for use in Canada (Ottawa specifically), which allows people to connect by computer or by phone in a single conference? I'm on a budget too.
posted by Nish ton to technology (4 answers total)
I am doing some stuff with a local charity, and people have been getting upset recently that we make decisions about important stuff when they are not there - and at the same time it's of course impossible to find a time when everyone will come to the meetings, nevermind a regular time.
So, conference calling to the rescue, right? Well it can help a bit. However I have previously tried to get conference calling on a budget working and never could. There are always sound quality issues, it's too expensive, etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum.
I need a serviceable system with which I can set up and run a conference call by phone and also, when I choose to, by computer.
Also people should be able to join by phone or pure-internet.
By pure-internet I mean without using the computer with say Skype-out to simply use your computer to connect to the phone system, and thence to my conference call. Just purely over the internet, with no need to go through the telephone network.
This is because there are some people who have high rates on their cell phones, no access to a landline, and also do not have skype-out or similar. So the internet is the only acceptable method of connecting to them.
P.s. google voice has limits in Canada, no incoming calls.