Possible reasons to use the included dial-out option
there is no access number in your guests country
Customers can use the dial-out feature to add attendees to a call manually if the conference call attendee is located
in a region that does not have toll-free or local access numbers.
If this is the situation, the leader or moderator of the call simply uses the included dial-out option to add that
participant to the call instantly using the phone keypad command [ * 1 ]
The chairperson may want to add a
participant to a phone meeting quickly without waiting for the guest
Or the moderator may want to add a participant to the call at a certain
point during the conference instead of from the start of the call.
the 24 hour operator
This service includes 24/7 U.S. based operator support.
Enter keypad command [ * 0 ] to reach the operator
anytime during the call. Ask to have the attendee added to your call. Provide your account credentials plus the
phone number of the attendee.
Other Dial Out Uses
Fetch a job interview candidate
A common use for using dial-out is to bring a third party into a meeting after others have had a pre-conference
for a job candidate interview.
Have a pre-conference
Conference with some attendees and then at the appropriate time, use the dial-out feature to add a guest to your
call. Reduce costs
Some customers prefer to use the dial-out option because the
dial-out rates can be lower than the toll-free access rate. This depends
on the rate for country of the conferee.
Add a participant using the dial-out option
"We need to host a conference call with five participants
located in the U.S., one in Tanzania, one in Kenya and one in Haiti. Eight people total including the host.
I do not see Tanzania or Haiti on the toll-free access list. Is it possible to get all of these participants on
Yes it is. The U.S. and Kenya attendees will enter the call using the supplied U.S.
and Kenya toll free access numbers.
The Tanzania and Haiti attendees are added to the call by the leader using the dial-out feature.
How to dial-out
Dial [ * 1
] you will hear a voice prompt asking you to enter the international phone number you wish to call.
Now dial the Tanzania phone number. When the called party answers, enter [ * 1 ] again to add that caller to your meeting.
Now do the same thing for the Haiti attendee.
The dial-out guest simply answers the inbound call and is immediately joined to your conference call.
Using the dial-out feature does not involve your local phone company or
long distance carrier because the call is routed internally through your