Teleconferencing services and its uses Although video and web conferencing are making headway due to the visual impact they create, audio conferencing is not perceived as an outdated mode of communication. It is being developed constantly to enhance user experience and make it more cost effective. For short talks or concise business meetings, audio conferencing is still vouched for, as a speedier mode and cheaper mode of communication in comparison to its video and web counterparts. Audio teleconferencing is variously referred to as conference call, audio teleconferencing or simply teleconferencing. While a basic telephone call allows only two callers to participate in a conversation, this service allows more than two callers to participate simultaneously in a single conversation. All parties involved can hear the conversation and discuss the call agenda simultaneously. This service is avidly used by global businesses to circulate information to a group so that everybody concerned receives the same information. This is a very important function of this service. It is also used a great deal when offshore employees are involved. Every business process involves discussion to co-ordinate the various steps involved in its completion. Air travel is virtually impossible for such meeting since it consumes a lot of time and money. Video and web conferencing take some time to assemble. But audio conferences are quick and highly cost effective. Of late, teleconference call services are highly effective in terms of voice quality. It allows callers involved to ask questions and add information to the discussion whenever necessary. However care should be taken to eliminate background noises at the venue. By taking few precautions, teleconferences can be used effectively as the fastest and best modes of local and distance communication when concise meetings are involved. I am a programmer working for a conference call service providers company and the services our company provides include video and audio conferencing services.