A conference call is a telecommunication that allows three or more parties to interact simultaneously. Always a cost effective way to reduce travel expenses, in recent times conference call technology has advanced to provide a more interactive user experience. Conference calls often include not only telephone communication, but also video and web communication. Clients who do not have access to video conferencing equipment can connect to the conference call via the world wide web. Conference Call participation through a web browser is one of the most popular means of Conference Calling.
Conference calling improves productivity by reducing the amount of time spent in meetings and reducing out of office time spent traveling. Conference calls save money by reducing travel expenses. Conference Calls also allow distant groups to more easily collaborate. Conference calling services are generally reasonably priced, with both pre-paid, and by the minute rates. When determining which conference call service to use, be sure to shop around, as individual rates may vary greatly.