Conference Call

You can create a conference call on the W56P phone using either a local conference function or a network conference function. The later lets you exceed the phone's three participants limit. 


A Network conference URL needs to be setup in advance using the web user interface. Speak to your phone system administrator about this and about using a network conference if the local conference is not sufficient for you.


Local Conference


You can create a conference with two other parties by dialing them or you can create a conference between an active call and a call on hold.


To set up a local conference call with two parties:


  • Place a call to the first party.

  • Press the Options soft key, and then select Conference.

  • Do one of the following:

    • Enter the number of the second party or select the handset you want to add to the conference.

    • Press the Directory soft key and then select the desired contact.

      If both the office number and the mobile number of the contact are stored, select the desired number.

  • Press  ,   ,  , or the Conf. soft key to dial out.

  • When the second party answers the call press the Conf. soft key again to join the two calls in the conference.

To join two calls in a conference:


  • Place two calls by making a call, putting it on hold, and making a second call.

  • Press the Options soft key, and then select Conference.

  • The two calls are joined in the conference.

Conference Options


While the conference is in progress you have the following options (these also apply to network conference):

  • You can press     (mute key) to mute the conference. When you do so the other participants can hear each other but cannot hear you. Press the mute key again to unmute the conference.

  • You can place the conference on hold by pressing the Options soft key and selecting Hold. Resume the conference by selecting  Resume.

  • End the conference call by pressing    or the End soft key.

    If any other party in the conference ends the call, the remaining parties stay connected.

Network Conference


If your system administrator has set a network conference feature on your phone, you can initiate a conference with multiple parties.


To set up a network conference call:


  • Place a call to the first party.

  • Press the Options soft key, and then select Conference.

  • Do one of the following:

    • Enter the number of the second party or select the handset you want to add to the conference.

    • Press the Directory soft key, and then select the desired contact.

      If both the office number and the mobile number of the contact are stored, select the desired number.

  • Press  ,   ,  , or the Conf. soft key to dial out.

  • When the second party answers the call press the Conf. soft key again to add the new party to the conference.

  • Press the Conf soft key again and repeat the previous three steps until you add all intended parties.

  • Conference options work the same just like in local conference (see above.)

To invite another party into an active conference:


  • Press the New Call soft key.

  • Enter the desired number using the keypad.

  • Press   ,   , or    to dial out.

  • When the new party answers the call, press the Options soft key, and then select Conference.

  • The new party is joins the conference call.

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