Caution: ‘Shared conference call cost’ phone numbers are just rebranded ‘free’ (expensive) numbers!
Urgh, when will this underhand, sneaky pricing on businesses be no more? We’ve written articles on numerous occasions that “free conference call services are not really free – anything but!“, however, since we started getting recognition in the industry for our fight for awareness around these so called “free conference call services”, they’ve now changed tactic, yet the numbers have stayed the same. Surprise, surprise.
‘Free conference call services’ have rebranded and become ‘shared conference call cost phone numbers’ – here’s what you need to know; they’re still incredibly expensive.
As we’ve mentioned previously, “free” conference call services basically means you’re not handing over any payment details, so they must be better than the ones that you do have to, right? Wrong. Here’s an example of how far from the truth this really is and how ‘bill shock’ comes in the way of your own phone bill. *SURPRISE*!
‘Free’ AKA ‘Shared Conference Call Cost’ services are more expensive:
Example 1. A call that just 25 minutes with 10 attendees equates to 250 chargeable conference call minutes (25 x 10 = 250).
‘Shared Conf. Call Cost’ price: £14.50 @ £0.058 per minute
*Pay Per Month Plan price: £9 (£5.50 savings) @ 0.036 per minute
Example 2. A call that just 90 minutes with 10 attendees equates to 900 chargeable conference call minutes (90 x 10 = 900).
‘Shared Conf. Call Cost’ price: £52.20 @ £0.058 per minute
**Pay Per Month Plan price: £29 (£23.20 savings) @ 0.032 per minute
Example 3. A call that just 300 minutes with 10 attendees equates to 3,300 chargeable conference call minutes (300 x 10 = 3,300).
‘Shared Conf. Call Cost’ price: £191.40 @ £0.058 per minute
***Pay Per Month Plan price: £99 (£92.4 savings) @ 0.03 per minute
Conclusions: ‘Free’ AKA ‘Shares Conf. Call Costs’ are NOT a cost effective conference call service type, whereas, pay-per-month for a set amount of minutes can be scaled, i.e., the more minutes you utilise, the lower the cost typically becomes, per minute.
Take a look and compare our top conference call providers that all offer pay-per-month fixed priced conference calling.