Conference Calls

The Wellesley College telephone system offers six party conference calling.

The Conference feature adds up to five additional parties to an established call. The conference parties can be inside or outside the telephone system. However, one party must be an internal extension number to maintain the conference connection for the duration of the conference. Both Multi-line and Single-line telephones can establish a conference call. See feature instructions below to use conference calling from a Multi-line or Single-line telephone.

Conference Calls from a Multi-line Telephone:

  1. Call first party/number.
  2. Press Conference key. The first party is on hold and you receive a dial tone.
  3. Dial the number of the new party. When the new party answers, you may talk privately.
  4. Press Conference key again to include all parties in the call.
  5. To add more parties to the conference (up to six, including yourself), repeat steps 2-4.

Note: If you make a mistake while dialing, or you receive a busy signal, press RLS to disconnect. To return to the call, press the key beside the fast flashing indicator.

Conference Calls from a Single-line Telephone

  1. Call first party/number.
  2. Press the Link button. You hear three beeps followed by dial tone. The first party is on hold.
  3. Dial the telephone number of the second person to be included in your call. When the call is answered, you may talk privately with the new party.
  4. Press the Link button to include all parties in the call.
  5. To add more parties to the conference (up to six, including yourself), repeat steps 2-4.

Note: If you make a mistake while dialing, or you receive a busy signal, press the RLS button or switch hook to return to the original caller.

Copper Services

If you require outside assistance in setting up conference calls or need more than six parties connected, Wellesley College has a corporate teleconferencing plan available from Copper Conferencing.

On-demand accounts are set up for regular users. For one time users or if you need additional information, please call Teddie Borey at x 3216 or send e-mail . The cost for conference calling from Copper Services is $.035 per line per minute.

The Telecommunications Department loans speakerphones for group participation in conference calls. To request a speakerphone, complete the Speaker Phone Request form and send via e-mail to Teddie Borey and Emily Strong.