Having a conference call with local number access is the latest development in the conference calling business. Rather than having participants dial long distance or going to the extra expense of providing a toll free dial-in number to access the conference bridge, conference users can now choose from dozens of local numbers across the United States and Canada that will enable them to join a conference call by just dialing a phone number that is local to them. It’s simply called Local Access Conferencing.
Here is an example of how it works: You could have one conference participant in Boston dialing a Boston number, another in Charlotte dialing a Charlotte number, and another conference participant in Las Vegas dialing a Las Vegas number — and all of them will be directed to the same conference bridge for their private and confidential Canada conference call. You could have any number of callers from any number of cities participating in the conference. New developments in telecommunications, along with intense competition within the conferencing industry, have provided these local phone numbers that users will not only find convenient but offered at a dramatic cost savings compared to traditional conferencing programs. For all intents and purposes, local access conferencing is a game changer.