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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.

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, dial 8, area code, and phone number. You may need to include your authorization code prior to dialing another area 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.
To ask questions, request a service, or report an issue, contact the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357 or ext. 6-HELP.