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5 Best Conference Call Services For Business

Conference calls are easily the best choice for communicating across groups. They minimize travel expenses and make gathering all necessary parties a breeze. And in the current social climate, you couldn’t do better than having a reliable conference call service on deck. If you don’t, it’s time to get on board. Here are the five best conference call services for business.

Ring Central

RingCentral is a VoIP phone service that offers conference calls. Its free plan lets you have 100 participants for a meeting capped at 40 minutes. Upgrade to the $19.99 monthly (of several plans), and you can have larger meetings.

RingCentral is the place for calls, collaboration and mobile systems. Cloud-based, the service requires no equipment or maintenance on your part. Save even more by bundling a VoIP business phone plan and RingCentral Meetings.

What We Like

  • Free meetings with up to 100 participants
  • VoIP phone service plans
  • Video, messaging, and screen share
  • An excellent small to an enterprise solution

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting gets high marks for small business conference call solutions. Unlike many of its competitors, GoToMeeting offers no free plan. They do have a 14-day free trial, though. Jump on board, and test drive their conference hosting.

Of the three paid plans, all come with basic features like personal meeting rooms, a mobile app, no limits on time or meetings, HD conferencing and more. There’s also unlimited recording and automatic transcription. For all its bells and whistles, GoToMeeting still manages to be user-friendly as heck.

What We Like

  • Video conferencing in HD
  • Dial-in conference lines
  • Mobile app and slack integration
  • Free 14-day trial

Grasshopper

Grasshopper has simple steps to get started: select a number, download the app, start texting and calling. You can choose a toll-free, vanity or local number. You can also port your business number, transferring it to Grasshopper.

Their plans start at $26 per month. That plan comes with annual billing and one phone number with three extensions. You can try the service with a seven-day trial that requires no credit card information.

What We Like

  • Great webinar solution
  • Virtual Fax
  • Simultaneous call handling
  • Call forwarding and transfers

Branded Bridgeline

Branded Bridgeline has a full-featured conference calling plan for your business. There are the must-have basics and superior perks. You’ll save time with secure pinless calling and dedicated phone numbers of your choosing.

Branded Bridgeline offers free screen-sharing capabilities. There’s also a relatively unique tool any brand could appreciate. When your participants dial-in, they’ll hear a message unique to your business before entering the meeting. Take advantage of the free trial.

What We Like

  • Electronic hand raising
  • On-demand webcasting
  • PINless conference calling
  • Personalized greeting (with a paid plan)

UberConference

UberConference offers quality conference calling in a simple, easy-to-use interface. The free plan will only manage small groups of 10, but you’ll have unlimited calls a year.

Other resources include a mobile app, HD audio quality, screen sharing, and call recording. With the paid plan, you get call analytics, guest dial outs, customized hold music, and international access to over 50 countries.

What We Like

  • Custom numbers and hold music
  • Analytics and team management
  • Free for up to 10 participants
  • Call recording

When you’re ready to sit down and start your conference calling plans, use the list above to begin your research. It’s a great start for finding a quality conference call service with all the tools you need.

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George Meszaros is the editor and co-founder of Success Harbor where entrepreneurs learn about building successful companies. Success Harbor is dedicated to document the entrepreneurial journey through interviews, original research, and unique content. George Meszaros is also co-founder of Webene, a web design and digital marketing agency.

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