Lewiston, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2011
Local access conference call numbers are now available in dozens of cities across the United States and Canada. "As conferencing technology continues to improve it also become more accessible, " said Lee Simonson, owner of 24Conference.com, one of the nation's leading conferencing providers for business and non-profit organizations.
Simply, rather than dialing a toll free number, or a long distance number to access a conference bridge, users can now dial a local number in their respective cities and meet in the same conference. Rates are much lower than traditional conferencing models so conference hosts not only save money, but provide an added convenience for participants.
"Let's say you want to have a conference call and the participants are in New York City, Chicago, Charlotte, Houston and Los Angeles. Rather than have everyone use a toll free number, the host can cut his costs by 60% by having everyone access the conference by calling a local number in each city," said Simonson. "Everyone dials a different number, but everyone ends up in the same conference."
Audio phone conference calling is still the gold standard for business collaboration. "90% of all the conferencing is still done over the phone and while there are new online technologies that are gaining traction, old fashioned phone conferences aren't going anywhere," said Simonson. "Picking up your phone or cell is still the easiest and fastest way to get business done. We provide video and conferencing as well, but the fact remains, there are a lot of people who have no interest in putting themselves on a video camera. It will always remain outside of their comfort zone."
24Conference.com provides a suite of professional conference call services, including pay-as-you-go conference calling, 800 toll free conferencing, pre-paid bundled toll free conferencing, flat and fixed rate conferencing and operator managed calls.
You can learn more about local access conference calling here: http://www.24conference.com/local_access_conference_call