Create a Conference Call

Conference calls allow you to easily set up a call between multiple users. Although many conference call services exist, it’s often easier and cheaper to host your own audio conferences.

You will need to inform all participants in the conference what conference ID and the number they would need to dial. For example, internal callers will need to dial “700” but external participants will need to dial a specific number or else dial “700” at the digital receptionist (IVR) menu. They will then need to enter the conference ID that you specified for the conference call. The following steps illustrate how to set up a call directly from your phone:

  • Dial the conference bridge extension number, by default “700“.
  • You will be requested to enter a conference ID. This can be any number. For example, “100” and will be the conference ID for that specific conference session.
  • If you are the first participant, the conference interface will ask you to confirm the creation of the conference. Press * to confirm or # to cancel.
  • You will be asked to speak your name after the beep and press a button to continue.
  • All callers who wish to join the conference must first dial “700” to enter the conference menu and then further specify the same conference ID to join a conference.
  • You will now enter the conference. If you are the first caller, you will hear the on-hold music while you wait for the other callers. As soon as another caller joins, his name will be announced and he will be joined to the audio conference.