Teleconferencing Services (Phone)
Information Technology Services (ITS) offers a variety of voice conferencing services, including conference phone rental, Meet Me and toll-free conference reservation, and individual meet me conference line installation.
Conference Phone Rental
We have high-quality Polycom speaker phones available for daily rental to departments who wish to hold conference calls with a large group of participants assembled in one room. Our Polycom Sound Station has increased microphone sensitivity and speaker clarity over a regular desk phone.
An analog line and a functional electrical outlet must be present and available at the site. Reservation requests are available on a first-come, first-served basis and should be made at least three business days in advance.
Conference Line Reservation
Today Voice Services provides a small number of conference lines to be shared among all University departments. The Meet Me conference is a free, audio-only service that allows up to 30 callers to dial in to a prearranged local phone number; each caller is responsible for their long distance charges, if applicable. The Toll-Free conference is an audio-only service that allows up to 100 callers to dial in to a prearranged toll-free number; the requesting department pays per-minute charges for each caller.
Reservation requests can be made up to 90 days in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please allow at least one business day for our staff to confirm your conference call date, time, and phone number.
|Description||audio-only service that allows callers to dial in to a prearranged phone number|
|Phone Number||local phone number||toll-free number|
|Number of Lines Available||four (4)||four (4)|
|Number of Seats (or Callers)||up to 30||up to 100|
(the requesting department pays per-minute charges for each caller)
|Fund Number Required?||No||Yes|
|How to Initiate Conference||Two callers dial the phone number||Host dials the phone number and enters a code|
|Reservation Requests||Scheduled by requestor using iSpartan Calendar. See Meet Me Reservations and Changes for instructions.||Toll-Free Conference Reservation Request|
Conference Line Installation
When departments have more than adhoc requirements for teleconferencing services (for example, regular weekly meetings) or wish to ensure a higher degree of privacy (for example, interviews), Voice Services can order a dedicated 30-seat or 60-seat Meet Me Conference Line. Your department would incur set up costs for the local phone number and monthly base charges at the then-current rates. AT&T typically requires 15 to 21 business days to establish new service.