Conference Call: Can you dial a participant for a conference call?

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As an attorney, I often host conference calls that include a federal judge. Simply put, federal judges don't call in to your conference. You get everyone else on the line and then you conference in the judge.  

Ringcentral added free conferencing but as far as i can see, it is dial in only. None of the help topics or FAQs show a dial out feature for the host to add a participant.

So, two questions:
  1. am i missing some undocumented feature?
  2. can anyone suggest a workaround?
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Hi John, I was doing some testing and here is what I was able to do.

I created an extension and put the conference bridge number as the calling number.

Call it ext 700

What I would do is establish your bridge and get all parties on, then you put the conference on hold, activate your second line, call the Judge and one you are on then transfer him or her to the extension, (They will have to type in the access code) I am talking with RC to see if there is a way to force that in but for now there is not)

Then the Judge will enter the access code and be part of the call, you then flip to the other line and you will be on the bridge.

RC should create and System extension for the conference bridge I think (I will make the request) but the system did allow me to do this.

Make sense?

If you need assistance in doing this configuration feel free to e-mail me.

Thanks

Chuck
Certified Ring Central Installer
630-975-1200
ckfuscone@yahoo.com
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Boy, this sounds like a good workaround! John, please let us know if this works. :)

Desiree
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RC needs an easy way to have a true three way calling in those situations when you just need three parties to talk without going thru hoops!  I really need this on my android phone.
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this does work.I use ext 700. And I dial the code for the judge.
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My RignCentral Polycom Powered phone offers the feature you're seeking, I think. Here's how I've done it:

1. Call the first party. 
2. Once connected, hit the "More" button just below the screen on the phone
3. Press the button below "Confrnc"
4. Call the second party
5. When second party answers, hit "More"
6. Then hit "Confrnc" to connect both outside party lines

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