Guide: Phone (Audio) Conferencing

There are 3 Options for conference calling at Brown University:

Desk phone - Multiparty Call

Each desk telephone already has the ability to conference up to 6 users. Dial-out only. Host must initiate all calls; if calls are long distance, normal charges apply. There is no cost (except long distance charges). There is no need to request this service, simply follow the instructions and use your desk phone.

Shared Campus Bridge

The bridge line allows up to 20 attendees for 'dial in only' access. On campus callers, dial 3-XXXX. Off Campus Callers dial 401-863-XXXX or designated toll-free number. Note: 1st caller will hear ringing until second caller dials into the bridge. Please relinquish bridge if your call runs over into another reservation. There is no cost for the use of the shared campus bridge. Note that this is not a secure bridge line - if anyone dials the number, they will be able to listen to your call. For confidential calls, please use the Hosted Conference Account described below.

To request the use of the bridge line, create a google calendar invitation and invite the room, "Bridge" to your meeting.

Hosted Conference Account

A hosted conferencing account can be assigned as your departments' request. Hosted accounts are used for individuals who have frequent conference call needs and/or needs special conferencing features or guaranteed privacy.

  • 50 parties (standard); more upon request
  • Confidential dedicated number
  • Toll and toll-free access
  • Pass-through of vendor billed charges
  • Instant Meeting - Per participant
  • International access is available -- Note: International dial-in must be pre-arranged
  • Use a Real-time web based call monitoring tool

You must first request a hosted conference account by emailing telecom@brown.edu before setting up conference calls with the account. Support tutorials are available to help you use this service.