Toll-Free Dial-In

Toll-Free Dial-In

Audio Conferencing offers toll-free conference call numbers for domestic and international access in well over 70 nations. You decide if and when toll-free or local numbers are best for your conferencing needs.

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Toll-free vs. local number for audio conferencing is an important choice.

Toll-free numbers used to be really attractive because they let callers dial-in for free instead of the call costing them long distance. But the economics of telephone services and calls have changed a lot in recent years. With mobile phones, cloud voice providers and most carriers abandoning per-minute charges for flat-rate unlimited national calling plans, the need for toll-free number is lessened but still very prevalent.

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What’s the difference between toll-free and local numbers then?

A “toll-free number” includes any numbers with prefix; 800, 888, 877 and now even 866 or 855. The cost for toll-free conferencing numbers are always billed to the host in per minute / per caller rates. A local number has a regular area-code and can cause the caller to incur long-distance fees as determined with their own long-distance telephone service plan.

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Is there proper etiquette for choosing which type of numbers to use?

The field is divided almost down the middle. While most of us don’t pay long distance charges from our phones anymore, many users still feel a toll-free number is the proper way of offering business calls and a required courtesy for customers and clients.

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