Non-conventional way of conference calls:
Free conferencing is quite different from non-conventional where there are no fees for organizer and permits numerous participants enjoying long distance calls without paying the price. There is lot of organizations which has come up with free conferencing facilities that gets easily compensated by a revenue charge being paid to the local telephone company. It shares all access charges of termination for all incoming telephone calls to a telephone carrier.
Key information on termination access charges:
A consumer here pays for each and every long distance calls in US which includes the following:
- Dial tone
- Connecting call charges
Most of these phone companies shares the call cost. Some of the major phone companies performs all these tasks together and keep within them all the charges done. This charge is also known as Inter carrier Compensation which enables in keeping proper functioning by letting all phone companies get their deserved compensation for using their telephone network. Here different companies that give conference calls makes an agreement with the local phone company that uses the Conference bridge to get a share of this termination access fee for each connected calls. Renowned telephone companies uses these charges for their own conference calls as there are no organizer charges and hence it is not doubly expensive. Here the customer who uses these conference lines pays a bare minimum cost of the following:
- Originating the call
- Transporting the call
- Terminating the call
This means that generally the call cost remains all the same like any other typical call which is under the customerâs calling plan though the conferencing becomes absolutely free of cost to the caller and also all the participants attending the call.
Competition in Conference market:
Because of the huge competition faced in the market the call rates have gone down on an average of around twenty percent every minute like even ten cents each minute. Hence telephone calls have become less expensive and it is easier for people to make calls to many people without any hesitation and enjoying telecommunications.
Rules for Tele conference charges:
In the year 2011, month of November FCC made an order which is of Seven thirty two pages on inter Carrier Compensation that includes rules which governs share of revenue. FCC body make it mandatory to imply terminating access charges for each and every call and that got reduced in the subsequent years. Briefly all telephone dealing companies are entitled to pay a terminating fee to reach out for connecting the customers after making each call. The order also gives an additional measurement for high traffic which resulted in reducing the termination charge its lowest rate for its carrier in any part of the country.
Setting up of a conference call:
Participants attending conference calls need to put a date along with the time where a dial telephone number is provided and code of access by the participant. During the time scheduled of the conference call all participantsâ dials and get easily connected. Lot of websites provides a list of international numbers dedicated to the call and their access PIN codes with detailed instructions mentioned which speaks on the utility of their services.
Multiple calls can be easily made with the help of the similar e-mail addresses provided and mostly the calls can be made any part of the day all twenty four seven services.
Other features available in conference calls:
- Generally recordings can be accessed since six months from the time and original date of the calls made. If they are also deleted from an individual account it can be accessed at the same time from the recording pages available.
- Generally these recordings can be easily accessed through WAV, RSS, podcast or even MP3 files and can be downloaded from the account. Callers can avail these numbers with the help of a playback phone number, reference number or access codes available.
- Conference calls can be made unlimited with any number of accounts and a maximum number of ninety six callers can attend the call.
Criss Derek has done an in-depth study on how to host a free conference call after several years of research. His blog helps many laymen to know about conference call technology and its utility.