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How to Set Up a Conference Call (analog phones)

You can use this feature to include up to eight individuals in a conference call. If you need more than two additional off-campus parties on your call, see the instructions.

If you need more than two additional off-campus parties on your call, see the Teleconference instructions.Note: The information on this page is generally applicable to most phone models at UCSD. You may need to check specific information about your phone and the features available to you.

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1. Establish an initial phone connection.

  • Call the first person you want to include in the conference call.

2. Add the second person.

  • Press the R or Lightning Bolt or Flash button.
  • Listen for the recall dial tone (3 beeps and a dial tone).
  • Dial the number of the second person. Include your authorization code if the phone number is off campus.
  • When the second person answers, press 3.
  • Listen for the conference tone — a long beep. This beep indicates that the second person has joined the first person on the conference line.

Note: You may include a maximum of 2 off-campus calls. If you need more off-campus calls, check the teleconference instructions.

3. Add additional parties.

  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 to include up to a total of 8 parties in the conference call (this includes a maximum of 2 external calls).

Note: If you call a party whose line is busy or who does not answer:

  • Cancel the second party by pressing the R or Lightning Bolt or Flash button once.
  • Listen for the recall dial tone.
  • Rejoin the first person or the conference by pressing the R or Lightning Bolt or Flash button again.

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