Information Services Division


Conferencing Using Your Desk Telephone

Old Telephone System

On the Siemens phone system you can use simple conferencing at no additional cost other than normal outgoing call costs.

To start conferencing initiate a call as normal. Place the caller on hold using the Recall button. At this stage you'll get a high pitched or broken dial tone, that's fine just dial the next number not forgetting the '9' if it's external. Once connected, press recall again and enter *4, this will join your three parties together.

Repeat the Recall/*4 process again until you have your 5 participants.

New Telephone System

On the Cisco phones the process is much simpler, dial your first number, press the conference button (it looks like s mall group of people) and dial your next call, repeat that process until you have your 5 participants.