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What is the most cost-effective teleconference service?

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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
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(President & CFO, |

I've used Is it the most cost-effective, that's subjective. It's done what we needed to accomplish (again subjective in nature).

Kerry Avila
Title: CFO/Treasurer
Company: Tech-Marine Business, Inc.
(CFO/Treasurer, Tech-Marine Business, Inc.) |

We use Readytalk. Their prices are competitive for teleconference calls, and you can set up multiple access codes and receive a consolidated bill. You can also set up webinars, and record and save the audio and webinar into one file. We used that feature to record a training session, and we make that available to all new employees. It saves a lot of time and effort in training new employees and current employees can always review for a refresher.

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Keith Perry
Title: Director of Global Accounting
Company: Agrinos, Inc.
(Director of Global Accounting, Agrinos, Inc.) |

I use as well. So far it has been pretty flawless, and compares well to the other services I've tried.

I'd punt skype for them if they offered HK/PRC/Taiwan coverage (they don't). For that I use Skype, but it is definitely sub-par (memory leaks in the app, occasionally patchy connx, voice delays, echos....a very long list...don't get me started on their Android support).

Lucid Meetings is more expensive, but I do use it for one of our companies as it is an actual *solution*, not just a conferencing service. We've been very happy with how robust, feature laden and generally usable it is. Given the theory that time=money, Lucid has paid for itself. FCC does offer screenshare and such for a fee, but this is just an app, not an integrated solution.

Note Lucid is very similar to Readytalk, and the pricing isn't a lot different. Given Kerry's endorsement above, those are the two I would take the time to demo and price if you want more than a partyline.


Subraya Mallya
Title: President
Company: True Balance
(President, True Balance) | is another one where you can schedule and have unlimited free conference calls.


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