What do you get if you pay for conference calls?

Genuinely free conference calling, a ground-breaking service offered by conference bridge WHYPAY? is an irreplaceable and invaluable business tool that you may not realise you are not fully taking advantage of. Even if you don’t work in an office – if you are a teacher, for example, a musician, or even a pastor – there are so many great uses for teleconferencing.

But that’s not to say that you can get absolutely everything free of charge. If there are people still out there paying for their audio meetings, when they could find totally free providers, there must be a good reason. So what exactly does paying get you?


Why pay for conference call services? 

Depending on your conference call requirements, you might be thinking about paying for some of the latest conference call features, whether that’s recording a personal message or having the ability to listen back to your calls. While free packages can offer enough, some features are absolutely worth paying for. Here’s a quick breakdown of WHYPAY?’s services vs other conference call providers – and the premium features you should look out for.


Let’s talk numbers, PINs and personal greetings

Well, let’s start at the beginning. With Uberconference, the paid packages mean that no participant at all needs a PIN to access the call, and you can even arrange for Uberconference to call you when the conference is starting! Moreover, for people who will be dialling into your meeting, or receiving the call to it, you can arrange for the number to appear as a local number (for USA and Canada). You can also arrange to receive one single bill, or to have a premium chat feature. Paying can ensure the start of the conference call goes smoothly and professionally, with Powwownow’s personalised welcome messages.


With our paid plans, you can even create your own custom 03/01 dial-in number and your own waiting music alongside your own personalised welcome message.


Video conferencing

With other conference call bridges like Conference Genie, paying can also get you video conferencing, event services, transcript services to go along with call recording (one of the simplest and most useful free features around!) and dial-out options. 


Enhanced security

If security is your main priority, paying can give you added peace of mind. For example, PowWowNow provides you with a chairperson PIN. Using this would prevent anybody from dialling into the virtual meeting until you’re on the call. Paying can also mean you, as chairperson, get access to useful muting powers which can be exercised over all of your participants. With WHYPAY?, both of our paid plans feature moderator PINS and advanced muting modes for an added layer of security.


Customisable features

Many providers allow you to pick and choose which features you need within their paid packages, so costs can vary depending on how much you actually need. The mistake you need to make absolutely sure you do avoid, though, is paying for conference calls rather than extra features. Lots of providers end up charging you quite a large amount, simply for participating in a call. 


Don’t incur unnecessary charges by ensuring you are dialling into conference calls from 03 numbers, like those used by WHYPAY?. That way, the calls will simply be included within your bundled minutes, consequently not costing you a penny.


Free vs paid conference calls – what’s right for you?

The truth is, free features might be sufficient for you and your business! If you’re unsure, why not try out a free plan and upgrade if necessary? Rest assured when you choose one of our conference call plans, you’re in safe hands. You can upgrade or downgrade your plan whenever you like. Just take a look at our call features for more information.


If you have any questions, call us directly on 033 3443 3366 or email [email protected].

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