[BCAB] Inexpensive conferencing service

Ben Mustill-Rose ben at benmr.com
Wed Aug 10 11:05:20 BST 2016


Hi,

Have you considered just putting a PBX on the VPS and paying for a
phone number? That should be cheap in terms of actual money spent but
perhaps not so cheap in terms of man hours for administration.

Cheers,
Ben.

On 8/10/16, Andrew Hodgson <andrew at hodgsonfamily.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> We at BCAB have struggled to find a reliable inexpensive conferencing
> service to hold our calls on a monthly basis and for other occasions.
>
> We used the free conference call services from www.freeconferencecall.com
> for a while, and this worked ok, but the call quality was poor and people
> found it difficult to hear a lot of the time.
>
> We used the phone.coop service, which used to be Community network, and the
> quality is a lot better, but more expensive.
>
> We have tried Skype, but the system seems to break really hard after around
> 5-6 people join the chat.
>
> We are looking for an inexpensive conference facility that preferably works
> with the phone (or if not has an iOS app).  Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks.
> Andrew.
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