Michael1958
Level 2: Rookie

Conference Calls

How do I create a Conference call on a landline and how many people can I include in the call?

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Conference Calls

To put your caller on hold and make a new call:
Recall, Dial tone, Phone number, Wait for answer
Then bring both callers into a conference:
Recall, Dial tone, 3
To split a conference (this will put one call on hold):
Recall, Dial tone, 2
To switch between calls:
Recall, Dial tone, 2
To hang up one call and return to the caller on hold:
Recall, Dial tone 1

 

You can have 3 to 5 people on the call. 

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Dowser
Level 21: Augmented
Level 21: Augmented

Re: Conference Calls

At least 3 calls can be conferenced at once, however most nbn and 4G fixed services will allow up to 5 calls to be conferenced at once.
Source

 

The document details how to use Conferencing.

Michael1958
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Conference Calls

Thank you. The plan was, hopefully, to have up to 30 people listening in as someone gave a talk. Many of the participants are over 70 and do not own a computer. I’ll just have to work with this. :fox_face:

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Dowser
Level 21: Augmented
Level 21: Augmented

Re: Conference Calls

For that number of participants, you could consider a conference call (such as Zoom) where joining by dialling a phone number is allowed.

Michael1958
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Conference Calls

Thank you. I hadn't realised Zoom could do that. :fox_face:

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Conference Calls

A pro subscription on Zoom allows up to 100 participants and has a dial in number. Costs about $23 per month.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Dowser
Level 21: Augmented
Level 21: Augmented

Re: Conference Calls

Thanks Jupiter.

That’s the plan that I was looking at.

The OP could subscribe for just 1 month.

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