However, choosing a conference call company isn't as simple as picking the one with the best rates. You'll also want to consider how often you'll need to include participants from Canada. Conference call plans vary with some requiring minimum usage or monthly rates regardless of whether you use the plan or not. In order to lock in low rates, you may need to sign up for a one or two year plan, so pay attention to the details.
Your conference call company should also offer toll free access to the Canada conference call so that callers from Vancouver, Toronto, and other Canadian cities can attend your teleconference without incurring local toll charges. Another important feature to look for in a conference call company involves the moderator's ability to dial out. With a "leader dial out" feature, the moderator can quickly connect tardy callers to the call. Some providers even include a feature where you can preprogram the phone numbers of all attendees and automatically dial them at the scheduled time.