SimpleSignal has added an HD voice conference bridge solution to its list of hosted PBX calling features and voice apps. Cost for the new service is a flat rate of $29 per month for up to 100 calls to participate in unlimited HD audio conference calls – volume discounts available.
Use of the HD conference bridge (well, the HD voice feature) requires G.722. SimpleSignal anticipates that the biggest initial beneficiaries of HD quality will be its customers with multiple office locations that use a conference bridge as a regular part of their business routine.
Features of SimpleSignal’s HD Conference bridge include “reservationless” conference start, up to 100 participants, entry/exit notification using chimes or recorded names, self muting, conference termination by the host, participant count, private “roll call” to get a playback of recorded names still on a call, and a security lock.
In the release, SimpleSignal pooh-poohs toll-free access to a conference bridge, noting that they don’t offer it to keep costs down and most business phone numbers are already on unlimited long-distance calling plans already.