Phone Stuff

Several people have asked me about using their office phones for things like speaker phone or conference calling. The following are some links and hints. Please feel free to edit this topic and add your own (or correct mine).


For student and other guides, see UTD website (first link).



To use as a speakerphone, press the "Speaker" button at the bottom-right of the phone. Its LED will light. If you are initiating a call, you should hear the dial tone and you can now dial normally. If you are answering an incoming call you should hear the caller. Hangup by pressing "Speaker" again. You can pickup the handset at any time to turn off the speakerphone. To resume speakerphone, press "Speaker" and hang up the handset.

For those interminable telecons, your microphone can be toggled on and off with the first triangular button at the top of the phone, labelled "Mic". This will be flashing when the mic is on, and steady when it's off. But since that's impossible to remember, use the fact that the red LED at the bottom right of the phone will be on when the mic is on.

Conference Calls

From the UTD manual: Up to eight parties can be included in a conference call. To Establish a Conference Call:

  • With call in progress, ask party to hold.
  • Press TRANSFER; receive interrupted dial tone and then dial desired number.
  • After call is answered, press CONF; LED lights.
  • Three-way conference call is now established.
Repeat steps to add more parties; up to eight parties may be included.

So far as I can tell, it is not possible with our phones to setup a conference call where multiple parties can call in themselves (as opposed to you calling and adding them).

Conference Room Phone

Phone number for the conference room (CSB 703) is (585) 275-5329 (x5-5329 on campus).

-- GeorgeFerguson - 08 Jul 2005

-- GeorgeFerguson - 13 Sep 2005: Added conference room phone info.

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