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How to Set Up a Conference Call (digital phones)

You can use this feature to include up to 8 individuals in a conference call. If you need more than 2 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 available line button. For instance, if you placed the first call on access 1, press access 2.
  • On this second line, dial the number of the second person you want to add to the conference call. If the number is off campus, include your authorization code.
  • After 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 two external calls. If you need more external calls, check the teleconference instructions.

3. Add additional parties.

  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 to include up to a total of 8 parties to 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:

  • Disconnect by hanging up
  • Press the line (Access 1 or 2) of the first call to rejoin the first party or the conference.

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