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Cisco IP Phone 7942G: Conference Calls

Conference calls are important for businesses as they allow for easy collaboration between remote parties. For those tasks that do not necessitate meeting in person, yet require some discussion, conference calls can be a great help.

For successful conference calls, you want to utilize quality business phones that possess the appropriate features and functions. The Cisco IP Phone 7942G is ideal for this. Aside from its attractive design and advanced features, you can easily conduct Cisco conference calls. To learn how, follow these steps.

To create a three-party conference call:

  1. During a call, press the more soft key and then the Confrn soft key to open a new line and put the first party on hold.
  2. Place a call to another number.
  3. When the call connects, press Confrn again to add the new party to the call.

To establish a conference call between two- and three-party calls to a Cisco Unified IP phone, one active and the other on hold:

  • Press the Confrn soft key on the Cisco Unified IP phone.

To establish a conference call between second- and third-party calls already present on a Cisco Unified IP phone, using separate line buttons, one active and the other on hold:

  1. Press the Confrn soft key on the Cisco Unified IP phone.
  2. Press the Line button of the call you want to add to the conference.

*Note: Your system administrator must have configured the system for three-party or eight-party ad-hoc conferences.

To place a MeetMe conference call:

  1. Obtain a MeetMe conference number from your System Administrator.
  2. Distribute the MeetMe conference number to all the participants.
  3. Go offhook, press the MeetMe soft key, and dial the MeetMe conference number. All other participants join the meeting by dialing into the MeetMe conference number.
  4. To end the MeetMe conference call, all participants must hang up the handset or press the EndCall soft key.

To end the conference call:

  • Hang up the handset, or press the EndCall soft key.

*Note: Depending on configuration, when the conference call initiator disconnects, the conference call terminates.

Call initiators can use one of the following methods (functionality will vary according to your system configuration):

  • To end the conference and remain connected to the most recent call, press the Confrn soft key. The older call is placed on hold.
  • ┬áTo disconnect from the conference hang up the handset. The other parties remain on the conference call.

And that is how you place and end Cisco conference calls on your Cisco phone. Please contact your System Administrator for further information.

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