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Types of Conference Calls


To Place a Conference Call on the Cisco IP Phone 8945

Conference Calls and Meetings
You can talk with several people in a single call. You can dial another person and add them to the call. If you
have multiple phone lines, you can join two calls across two lines.
When you add more than one person to a conference call, wait a few seconds between adding participants.
As the conference host, you can remove individual participants from the conference. The conference ends
when all participants hang up.

Add Third Party to Conference
Step 1: Start with a connected call that is not on hold.
Step 2: Press Conference and do one of the following:
• Enter the phone number for the party you want to add and press Call.
• Press a speed-dial button.
• Press Speed Dial, enter a speed-dial number and press Speed Dial again.
• Press Active Calls and select a call.
• Select a call from the Call History.
Step 3: Wait for the party to answer (or skip to step 4 while the call is ringing).
Step 4:Press Conference.
The conference begins.

Join Calls into Conference
The conference is established on the line that had the active call.
Step 1: Start with two connected calls.
Step 2: Make sure that one of the calls is active (not on hold). If both calls are on hold, resume one call.
Step 3: Press Conference .
Step 4: Press the line button for the other (held) call or if the held call is on another line:
a) Press Active Calls.
b) Choose a call from the list.
c) Press Conference.
The conference begins. The conference is established on the line that had the active call.

Swap Between Calls Before You Complete a Conference
You can talk to a person before you add them to a conference. You can also swap between the conference
call and the call with the other person.

Step 1: Call a new conference participant, but do not add the participant to the conference.
Wait until the call is connected.
Step 2: Press Swap to toggle between the participant and the conference.

Remove Conference Participants
Step 1: While you are in a conference, press Details to view a list of participants.
Step 2: Highlight the participant that you want to remove, and press Remove.


Guide: iptelephony/cisco-guide.pdf

Last Modified: 11/1/21 2:19 PM