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Conference Calling

There are three ways to do Conference Calling.

Setting up a conference call for less than 6 people on your digital phone

If you have a digital phone you can place your own conference all for 6 or less people including the call initiator .

To activate a conference call from a digital phone.

  1. Listen for dial tone
  2. DIAL the number for the first party
  3. When the first party is on line DEPRESS [CONFERENCE]
  4. HEAR dial tone
  5. DIAL the number of the second party
  6. When the second party is on the line DEPRESS [CONFERENCE]
  7. You and your second party will be joined with the first party.

To add parties after the second party

  1. DEPRESS [CONFERENCE] HEAR dial tone
  2. DIAL the number of the next party
  3. When the next party answers DERPRESS [CONFERENCE]
  4. You and your parties will be joined with the conference
  5. Repeat the some procedure to add additional parties

NOTE:

If the party you dialed cannot be reached for any reason (dialing error, busy, ring-no-answer, wrong person, recording, etc.) depress button appearance of original extension being conferenced.

When/If you hang up, one of the remaining parties in the conference must be an extension on campus. If the initiator of the call will not be participating in the call it is recommended that they stay in the call and just put the call on hold after all member are conferenced on.

Setting up a conference call for 3 or less people on your analog phone.

To activate a conference call form an analog phone.

  1. Listen for dial tone
  2. DIAL the number of the first party
  3. When the first party is on the line DEPRESS [FLASH] or [RECALL]
  4. DIAL the number of the second party
  5. When the second party is on the line DEPRESS [FLASH] or [RECALL]
  6. You and your second party will be joined with the first party.

If you have a conference call that requires 6 or more people, please visit OSU MeetMe Conference Services to request an audio or video conference.

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