How Do I Join by Telephone? Follow

Teleconferencing Use Cases:

You can join a Zoom meeting via teleconferencing/audio conferencing (using a traditional telephone). This is useful in occasions where:

  • you do not have a microphone or speaker on your PC/Mac
  • you do not have a smartphone (iOS or Android) while on the road, or
  • you could not connect to a network for video and VoIP/computer audio. 

Join by Teleconferencing:

Option A: Join by computer (for video) and telephone (for audio) 

  1. Join a Zoom meeting
  2. Once you are in the meeting, select the Join Audio in the menu bar
  3. Follow instructions on the dialog box to Dial In


Option B:  Join by telephone only

  1. Dial a local number. Please see for a list of dial-in numbers by countries
  2. You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID - the nine (9) or ten (10) digit ID provided to you by the host
  3. You will be prompted to enter your unique participant ID - Press # to skip

Note: If you decided to Join via telephone after Joining via computer, please select Audio Options and Leave Computer Audio. Then enter #Participant ID#. Otherwise you may hear audio feedback or echo in the meeting.

 Teleconference Only Meetings

  1. Schedule or update your scheduled meeting with 'enable join before host' selected.
  2. Please see the following in which applies to your case when scheduling or updating your meeting.

    3. See above 'Join by Teleconference' section.

Phone commands available for meeting participants

The following commands can be entered via DTMF tones using your phone's dialpad while in a Zoom Meeting:

  • *6 - Toggle mute/un-mute
  • *9 - Toggle raise/lower hand


  1. If you have scheduled the meeting from a basic account the meeting will timeout after forty-minutes with a thirty minute warning notification.
  2. If you would like the meeting to last for unlimited duration you will have to schedule from a Pro account.
  3. You will not have host controls such as recording, mute all/individual functionality.
  4. The number of phones that can connect to a Zoom Meeting or Webinar is determined by account type and add-on assigned to the user account
    • Pro User: 100 Dial In Users
    • Pro + Large Meeting 200: 200 Dial In Users
    • Pro + Large Meeting 300: 300 Dial In Users
    • Pro + Large Meeting 500: 500 Dial In Users
    • Pro + Webinar 100: 100 Dial In Users
    • Pro + Webinar 500: 500 Dial In Users
    • Pro + Webinar 1000: 1000 Dial In Users
    • Pro + Webinar 3000 and above: 1984 Dial In Users



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