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What's the most cost effective solution for virtual team conference call?

We're starting a professional services organization and each member needs an account to set-up calls. Of course cost is an issue and for professional image reasons we need something other than Free Conf. Call.

Weneed to have access from global locations - Far East, Europe, etc. with the magnitude of VoIP solutions would value the help of the group on the best alternative.

Thanks!

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Kate Hiscox
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Kate Hiscox Entrepreneur • Advisor
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Take a look at Twilio - http://www.twilio.com/docs/howto/twilio-client-browser-conference-call And combine with Sonetel access numbers. Should be as cheap as it gets! Let me know if you need advice. Sent from my iPhone
Rob Gropper
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Rob Gropper Entrepreneur
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is this customer-facing or just internal? Your question was "most cost effective". we use skype and as long as one of you has a paid subscription you can make group calls from all over the planet. quality is pretty good. and cost is very reasonable - i don't recall but i think we pay $30/yr? Video and screen sharing is a bonus.
Eric Landeen
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Eric Landeen Entrepreneur
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I have used Skype to conference with my team in India. I thought it worked pretty well. I loaded it up with $10 and after a 3 months of weekly 1 hour conference calls, I still have $9 in my account. For US based calls, I've used freeconferencecall.com which has also been pretty good- no need to set up a reservation in advance of the call, and I've never bumped into their paid tier- no idea how those guys make money- so far I've never paid them anything.
Dave Angelow
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Dave Angelow Entrepreneur • Advisor
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Rob The solution needs to be customer facing, voice only and global access Kate. Twillo looks interesting and would like to follow up directly to get your experience Thanks - Sent from my iPhone
Kevin McLaughlin
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Kevin McLaughlin Entrepreneur • Advisor
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Skype for internal and Mobile Day for convenience and customers
Grant Moller
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Grant Moller Entrepreneur
MBA | PMP | Certified AWS Architect | Entrepreneur

I have used Skype, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, WebEx and Join.me. WebEx was the best solution for global access as I found they have local numbers in themost countriesfor participants to call. When dealing with China or some areas or organizations where bandwidth is not the best, Skype and Google proved unreliable (dropped calls, poor connection, freezing).GoToMeeting is good, but they don't have a local number for China. Join.meis workingwell, but I haven't fully tested with China or Mexico yet.

WebEx is the winner for us working in virtual teams around the globe, but it is also pricey. If you need to absolutely be reliable, though, the price may be worth it. If you can deal with inconsistent connections, a mix of Skype, Google and Join.me are good alternatives.

Tim Scott
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Tim Scott Entrepreneur • Advisor
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When Skype is not possible, I use Speek. Very nice online UX and good call quality. I getting by with the free account, but they have various premium tiers, which seem pretty cheap.
Vijay Goel, MD
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Vijay Goel, MD Entrepreneur • Advisor
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Uberconference is a decent conference call option. You can get local access numbers to most countries if you pay $10/month, allowing global calls. Lines are high quality and feature set is much better than other conf call systems I've used.
Dave Angelow
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Dave Angelow Entrepreneur • Advisor
Board Member at HAND Austin

Thanks for the recommendations and a colleague suggested a tool not mentioned - StartMeeting.com

It looks appealing as it allows custom messaging and around $2-7/month.

I'm skeptical simply because it's such a low cost, does anyone have experience or opinion on the tool?

Mark Neild
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Mark Neild Advisor
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Dave If you are going to use video calls you can do a lot worse than zoom http://www.zoom.us Mark
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