Conferencing Services

Conference Phones

For conference calls that will have several local attendees in a larger room, a dedicated conference phone may provide a better call experience. These phones have more robust speakers and more sensitive microphones. A few phones, including two wireless models, are available for loan through Telecommunications. Contact the ITS Helpdesk for more information.

Conference Call Services

Three Participants

Three-way conference - This feature allows a user to add a third party to an existing conversation and is available on all voice lines.

  1. Ask the first party to hold
  2. Depress your switch hook (or the transfer or flash button if your phone has one)
  3. Hear special dial done
  4. Dial number of party to be added
  5. When third party answers, depress your switch hook (or the transfer or flash button if your phone has one)
  6. All parties will now be connected
  7. * If you make an error in dialing or cannot reach the third party, depress your switch hook (or the transfer or flash button if your phone has one) twice to reconnect to the original party

More than three participants

Phone-based Services

UNK partners with UNL for enterprise-level conferencing services that can accommodate more callers and which provide additional features, such as recording capabilities. These services are provided for a fee and must be set up in advance through the ITS Helpdesk.

Toll-free Conferencing
Set up an account and pay only when you use the service. Set up a one-time reservation or never schedule another call with the reservation-less plan. (Pay only the cost per minute).
Operator Assistance YES
Number of Participants UNLIMITED
Availability (24/7) YES
Roll call YES
Recording YES
Security YES
Toll Free YES
Entry/Exit Tones YES

Cost of Plan

$0.05  per minute, per participant

Meet-me Bridge
Dial into a local meet me bridge number and meet your participants for a call. ($5 charge and participants pay for their own long distance charges).
Operator Assistance YES
Number of Participants Up to 30
Availability (24/7) YES
Roll call N/A
Recording N/A
Security N/A
Toll Free N/A
Entry/Exit Tones NO
Cost of Plan $5 (Participant pays long distance charges)
Operator Assisted
At the scheduled time, the operator will call each participant and add them into the call. The billing number provided by the initiator will then be billed for all charges.
Operator Assistance YES
Number of Participants UNLIMITED
Availability (24/7) YES
Roll call YES
Recording YES
Security YES
Toll Free YES
Entry/Exit Tones YES
Cost of Plan

$0.15 per minute, per participant, plus $10 set up fee

Web-based Services

Web-based conferencing services offer integrated voice over IP capabilities or can be used in conjunction with the phone conferencing options outlined above.

Skype for business

Zoom