Effective and unhindered communication is in the heart and soul of every successful business. With the landscape of work changing rapidly, your staff may no longer be tied to an office desk phone to join an internal office call or to attend a group phone call meeting with customers. With the VoIP technology, you can streamline office communications, reduce physical meetings, and enhance collaboration between office and remote teams, while also saving costs on communications.
In this article, we want to consider what VoIP conference calling looks like and its benefit for your business. We’ll cover the following specifics:
- What Is VoIP Conference Call?
- Business Benefits of VoIP Conference Calling
Let’s dive in.
What Is VoIP Conference Call?
VoIP conference calling is a phone call that enables multiple callers to participate in a conversation using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. With a dial-in phone number, callers can join the call from anywhere with different phone systems including mobile phones, VoIP phone, standard desk phones, or a computer or mobile VoIP interface. Anyone with a free VoIP service can also join the call.
In VoIP conference calls, callers connect to a server known as conference bridge to talk to one another. For security purposes, this server may require a passcode authentication from users before they are allowed to join. Unlike traditional phone calls that use circuit switching to enable conference calls, VoIP calls use packet switching where call data travels through the most efficient pathways on the internet to enable seamless communications. Most VoIP systems have an in-built conferencing call service. In some cases, it may require requesting the add-on from the service provider when required. Once activated, it can be used for audio conferencing and video conferencing through the bridge server or VoIP network.
VoIP call service is a hybrid solution, you can make and receive calls or host conference calls with any device and your callers can also choose how they want to connect. The number of people that can join a VoIP conference call depends on the capacity of your installation or subscription or your service provider. Some provider supports a maximum of 30 while some can take up to 200 conference callers at once. Adding an external SIP to your VoIP network can allow up to 300 users or more on conference calls at a time.
Business Benefits of VoIP Conference Calling
Increases Staff Accessibility and Supports Remote Working
VoIP helps your team to stay connected and collaborate all the time. Whether they are in the office, working from home, or at a coworking center, your staff can connect with their colleagues over an internet connection for online meetings.
With VoIP conference call, your remote workers can connect to your organization’s network and integrate fully with in-house staff. This helps you to bring both local and remote teams together on a call to resolve problems or to generate ideas that will move your organization forward.
Also, if you have limited space for physical meetings in your office, you can rely on VoIP calls to meet regularly with your teams.
Ease of Installation, Configuration, and Maintainance
Cost and Convenience
VoIP conference call provides access to advanced technology and features at a lower cost. This includes HD VoIP calls and call recording capabilities. Also in terms of installation costs, it’s cheaper to install a VoIP network than standard landlines. In some cases such as when using a cloud-based PBX VoIP service, there may be no installation at all. All you need to do is buy VoIP routers, VoIP phones, or headphones for your team, and you pay a monthly subscription based on the number of users.
By making your conference calls on VoIP instead of standard landlines, you will avoid toll charges on conferences involving long-distance and international connections because the calls are routed over the internet. Users on the same VoIP network can also have access to free calling.
Video Conferencing Capabilities
Better Workplace Efficiency
VoIP Meets Multiple Business Communication Needs
Ready to implement a business VoIP solution for unlimited conference calling and seamless communications in Los Angeles? At affordable prices, Flagman Telecom offers some of the best features in VoIP solutions that support audio and video conference calling in Los Angeles and beyond.
Give Flagman Telecom a call at (848)-800-8008, toll-free, or check out their self-service quoting system, and you can get started right away!