Hosting Conference Calls

You can create a conference with up to two other parties using the phone’s local conference feature. To quickly set up a conference, you can use the Join soft key to create a conference between an active call and a call on hold.


After you set up a conference, you can hold the conference call (more information here) , split the conference call into individual calls on hold, or end the conference call (and your connection to the conference call participants).


Setting Up Conferences


You can set up a conference in one of two ways:


  • Using the Confrnc soft key.

  • Using the Join soft key, if you have an active call and a call on hold.

Setting Up a Conference Using the Conference Soft Key


To set up a conference using the Conference soft key:


  • Call the first party.

  • Press the Confrnc soft key. The active call is placed on hold.

    If configured for single key-press conferences, the conference participant hears the dial tone and ringback when the conference host places the call to the new party.

  • Enter the number of the second party, and then press the Send soft key.

  • When the second party answers, press the Confrnc soft key to join all parties in the conference.

    If configured for single key-press conferences, you do not have to press the Confrnc soft key again.

  • The Active:Conference screen displays:

Setting Up a Conference with an Active Call and a Call on Hold


If you are currently in an active call, and you have another call on hold, you can create a conference call between the active call, the call on hold, and yourself, by pressing the Join soft key.


To set up a conference call with an active call and a call on hold:


  • If you have an active call and a call on hold, press the Join soft key.

  • The Active:Conference screen displays:



  • A conference is created with the active call, the call on hold, and yourself.

Holding and Resuming Conferences


When you place a conference call on hold, you place all other conference participants on hold.


To place a conference call on hold:


From the Active:Conference screen, press the Hold soft key.


The Hold:Conference screen displays:


The other parties in the conference call are put on hold.


From the Hold:Conference screen, you can do the following:


  • To resume the conference call, press the Resume soft key. The Active:Conference screen will display again.

  • To place a call to a new party, press the New Call soft key. The conference remains on hold, and the new call becomes the active call.

  • To end the conference call and split the conference into two separate calls on hold, press the Split soft key.

Splitting Conferences


When a conference has been established, a Split soft key is available. When you split a conference, you end the conference and put all parties on hold.

To split a conference:


  • From the Active:Conference screen, press the Split soft key.

  • The conference ends, and all calls are split into individual calls and put on hold.

Ending Conferences


You can end a conference, and your connection to the other parties, by pressing the End Call soft key. When you use the End Call soft key the other parties remain connected.

To end a conference:


  • From the Active:Conference screen, press the End Call soft key.

  • The two other parties remain connected.

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