Both the Ericsson and Cisco IP phones have a built in conference call feature. For a telephone conference of up to 16 people, this may the best choice.
- Ericsson Phones - 3 - 8 participants (including up to 6 off-campus)
Cisco IP Phones - 3 - 16 participants
- No Web conference feature
- The only costs are long distance or toll charges for connections initiated by the host to off-campus participants.
How to Use the Conference Call Feature
Ericsson Multi-Button Phones
- Dial the first number as usual.
- Once the party has answered, press an available Line-Button
This will put the first call on hold and provide a dial tone to call the next party.
- Dial the number of the second party to be added.
- Press the number 3.
This will rejoin the original call and add the new party.
- Continue to add up to 8 parties.
Note: No more than 6 of the parties can be off-campus.
Common hold (8) cannot be used on Conference Calls
Cisco IP Phones 'Meet Me' Conference Call
'Meet Me' Conference Call Details
- This feature can only be initiated from an IP phone.
- It can handle up
to 16 callers. (IP phones, campus phones and off-campus).
- The initial conference call must be established by an IP phone. Once a 2nd call has joined the conference, the IP phone can leave the conference without disrupting the conference call.
- To use the Meet Me conference call feature, you will need to reserve a Conference Extension Number.
To reserve a Conference Number Extension, contact OIT Customer Services at (949) 824-5123 at least 24 hours prior to your conference call. There is NO CHARGE for this service, but you must reserve a Conference Extension Number.
How to Start a Conference Call (Meet Me)
- PRESS New Call
- PRESS more
- PRESS MeetMe
- Dial the Conference Number Extension (given to you by OIT, see information above). You
will hear a tone and be joined to the conference.
- You will need to instruct off campus callers to dial (949) 824 - (Conference Number Extension).
On campus extensions will only need to dial the
Conference Number Extension. (5 digit extension)
Note: The person who is initiating the conference call from an IP phone,
should establish the call 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start
time. No one can join the conference call if it is not established by
the IP phone first. Once the call has been established, anyone can drop out of the
conference or join the conference without disrupting the call.