Every Virtual PBX® system includes free conferencing. The number of free minutes depends on your plan. Virtual PBX Office plans include 1,000 minutes of conferencing every month. Anywhere plans include 100 to 500 minutes each month. If you need more minutes, you can pay by the minute, starting at just 2.9 cents per minute – one of the lowest rates in the industry. Or simply add Unlimited Free Conferencing for just $49.99 per month. Please note: the cost of the conference does not include the cost of each inbound call, if any – in many plans the inbound call is free.
With Virtual PBX®, conferences can be started at any time, without the need to schedule a conference in advance with a conference provider. Each system includes 10 conference seats, so can have up to 10 people in a conference at once, and you can add more seats for just $10 per month by just giving us a call.
Conferencing can be made available for every extension in the Virtual PBX® system, or this privilege can be granted only to select extensions. Once enabled, each extension has its own private conference room, and conferences can be conducted at any time, regardless of other conferences in existence at other extensions.
While starting a Virtual PBX® conference can be as easy as pushing a key and entering the extension number where the conference is being held, security is not an issue. The extension owner can see visually, on a computer screen, the caller ID of anyone in the conference at any time. The owner can also lock the conference, not allowing anyone else to join, or password-protect the conference whenever needed.
Virtual PBX® conferencing includes the ability for extension owners to bring up a computer screen that shows conference activity. This on-line tool shows the caller ID of all parties involved in the conference, and updates automatically as attendees change.
A teleconference can be started at any time. Callers simply indicate a desire to join a conference by pressing a particular phone key and then entering the extension number. The extension owner is the conference moderator, and the conference will actually start when the moderator enters the conference. Until then, callers are not connected, so the moderator has full control. Callers don’t need to enter a PIN number, and there is no system scheduling needed to set up a call.