FreeConferenceCall.Com Service Now Available in Brazil
FreeConferenceCall.com recently announced that its conference call service had expanded to Brazil. The new service will allow Brazilians to have conference calls free of charge that attendees can access by calling a domestic phone number.
Long Beach, California-based FreeConferenceCall.com offers a free conference call service that has few limitations when it comes to setting up conferences. According to the company’s website, audio conferencing can be setup for 1,000 attendees while online meetings can be setup for up to 25 attendees. There is no limit to the number of conferences you can setup. You can record the meetings and distribute the media at no cost. The service also generates reports and sends them by email after every conference is completed.
With so much being given away and no organizing fees, how would FreeConferenceCall.com make any money? The company does provide premium services, but this does not account for much revenue. According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, most revenue comes from long distance billing. Many conferencing services call into a toll-free number, but FreeConferenceCall.com callers dial into a long distance number to access a meeting. The company has arrangements in place with telecoms to collect a portion of the long distance fees collected whenever someone calls into a conference session.
As far as international calls go, users can either call a dial-in number based in the U.S. or a domestic number if one is available in their country. FreeConferenceCall.com states on their website that the latter is available in over 50 countries.
Brazil is comparable in size to the U.S. and has a population of about 200 million, so the user base is large enough to expect strong demand for conferencing services. According to a BusinessUSA publication, the telecom industry in Brazil is the largest in South America and is expected to reach $100 billion by 2017. Given these numbers, expanding its service to Brazil could prove to be very lucrative for FreeConferenceCall.com.
Edited by Dominick Sorrentino