Online Conferencing

Online conferencing: how & what is it?

An ‘online conference’ can mean many different things to different people. It can be an online meeting, virtual meeting, a skype meeting, webinar, a web meeting, web conferencing or video conference.

What do these all have in common? Generally audio dropouts and disengaged participants.

Online conferencing: Why?

  • participants can connect from from all over the world where otherwise you may not have been able to meet face-to-face.
  • save travel costs & time by meeting conveniently from wherever you are – from the office, home or on the go via your phone or tablet.
  • scale & increase customer & staff engagement opportunities through:
    • increased global opportunities
    • remote training
    • brainstorming sessions
    • investor announcements

Online conferencing – the ‘how’ & ‘what’:

  • participants can join the online meeting by dialing in & participating over an internet connection – from either a desktop, laptop or any internet-enabled device such as a smartphone or tablet.
  • if the host or any participants dials in over an internet connection, they can share, view, upload and record visuals and also hear the audio (via VoIP, which stands for Voice-over-Internet Protocol. In layman terms, this is simply a phone service over the Internet).
  • participants can also join via audio through any traditional telephone – e.g. a land-line, any mobile phone, or Polycom.
  • participants collaborate real-time over features such as document & screen sharing, whiteboards, video sharing,  polls, question and answer, file sharing and more.

Why use Budget Conferencing online conferencing?

  • We provide one of the highest enterprise-grade audio conferencing available globally with a 99.9% guaranteed uptime.
  • Our fully-featured visual sharing is deeply integrated with our audio – screen share, document share, video share, whiteboard, poll and more.
  • All the features without the price tag – check out our pricing; one of the most competitive on the market.

Comparison Table – Web & Video Conferencing

$/per minute Budget Conferencing Telstra (WebEx) Optus (WebEx)
Web Conferencing 10¢ 55¢ 50¢
Local number 35¢ 30¢
1800/Toll Free 55¢ Service not available
National 60.5¢ 45¢
International From 20¢ to $0.99 $2.53 $2.10
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