Conference Calls You’ll Want to Join
Why do a conference call?
Online conference calls offer more than just an audio connection and keypad controls. GoToMeeting conference call services provide video and screen sharing features that significantly improve the collaboration experience. They also enable VoIP and telephone callers to join the same conference line, so participants can choose whichever device they want to take part.
The advantages of conference calls for businesses
Conference calls have long been a business favorite for good reason.
Communicate quickly and effectively
Email and chat tools are essential to any workplace, but sometimes you just have to pick up the phone and talk things through. A quick conference call with everyone on the project can bring people up to speed, clear up confusion and, best of all, prevent those days-long, back-and-forth email chains.
Say goodbye to travel costs
It’s not always feasible to meet with remote prospects or clients in person. The costs of booking transportation and lodging quickly add up – and so does the time it can take. Enter audio conferencing. Schedule the call, share the number and have the conversation without setting foot outside your office.
Empower mobile workers
Even when the whole team isn’t in the same office, the meeting can still go on. Employees working from home or on the road can easily join the conference call from their own smartphone. Modern conference call services make the process even simpler with dedicated mobile apps that let you connect with one tap.
Step up your collaboration
Conference calls are no longer just audio only. With a cloud-based conference calling service, you can take advantage of screen sharing and video conferencing too. Showing your screen in real time simplifies remote presentations, demos and walkthroughs, while video conferencing can help you make real face-to-face connections.
Why choose GoToMeeting?
VoIP and dial-in together
Toll-free numbers worldwide
Easy on-screen controls
All the conference call features you could ask for and more
Recurring conference calls
Call Me option
Dial Out option
Free call recording
The professional choice for conference calling
With millions of users globally, GoToMeeting is trusted by professionals and industry experts alike.
Gartner Customer’s Choice 2018
Capterra 4.5/5 Stars
TrustRadius Top Rated 2018
Video Conferencing Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I make a conference call?
Starting a conference call in GoToMeeting is simple. After signing in, simply click Start your meeting, and the call will begin immediately. You can also do the same from the GoToMeeting mobile or desktop app – whichever’s easiest for you. Looking to organize a conference call for later? Just click Schedule instead and follow the prompts for date, time and invitees.
- How many people can connect on one call?
It varies depending on the GoToMeeting plan you select. Up to 250 attendees can join if you have GoToMeeting Plus, our biggest option. Need more than that? OpenVoice provides standalone audio conferencing with up to 500 callers at a time.
- Does GoToMeeting offer free conference calling?
We include free conference calling in our 14-day trials, and we offer affordable paid plans for organizations of any size after your trial ends. Each plan comes with 24/7 support, professional features and the reliability you’d expect for a business service.
The free conference calling services advertised online, meanwhile, depend on the infrastructure of remote phone carriers, which means there’s no guarantee of quality. Instead, the free conference calling providers have struck deals with these carriers to get a share of the long-distance fee for callers who dial into the “free” conference call. It’s a tactic called traffic pumping.
That may not seem like a problem if you have an unlimited voice plan on your phone, but some wireless carriers will block access to free conference numbers or restrict usage as part of your terms of service agreement. This means some callers may not be able to connect or might have to pay a hefty fee on their phone bill, especially if they’re calling from overseas.
Free conference calling services may help out in a pinch, but they’re not something you should consider building your business on. If you want to provide a professional conference call experience for your team and customers, start your free GoToMeeting trial.
- How much do conference call services cost?
With GoToMeeting, you can try free conference calling with our 14-day trial, which includes unlimited VoIP and phone audio. If you dial in by phone, be aware you may incur costs from your own mobile carrier at your regular calling rate. If you’re looking to add toll-free numbers to your online meetings, rates start at $0.08 per minute. Ready to buy GoToMeeting now? Check out our plans & pricing.
- Which countries are toll-free numbers available for?
We provide toll-free and long-distance numbers for countries around the globe so attendees can easily join your conference call, no matter where they’re based. Check out the full list.
- Can I host an audio-only meeting?
Yes, GoToMeeting lets you start a conference call without screen sharing or video conferencing. You can simply use the phone number and access code provided in your invite email after scheduling the call. If you want, you can delete the extra information so attendees know they only need to dial in.