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Unlike someone interrupting a conversation by making an incoming call, a conference call is one you set out to make intentionally. You make one call and then add a second call to it, allowing three (or more) people to talk together at once. Touch an icon on the phone’s touchscreen and then everyone is talking. Here’s how it works:
  1. Phone the first person.

  2. After the call connects and you greet the first person, touch the + symbol labeled "Add Call."

    After touching that, the first person is put on hold.

  3. Call the second person.

    You can use the dial pad or choose the second person from the phone’s address book or the recent calls log.

    Say hello and let this person know that the call is about to be merged.

  4. Touch the Merge or Merge Calls icon.

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    The two calls are now joined. The touchscreen says Conference Call, and the End Last Call icon appears. Everyone you’ve dialed can talk to and hear everyone else.

  5. Touch the End Call icon to end the conference call.

    All calls are disconnected.

When several people are in a room and want to participate in a call, you can always put the phone in speaker mode. Touch the Speaker icon on the ongoing call screen.

Your Android phone may feature the Manage icon while you’re in a conference call. Touch this icon to list the various calls, to mute one, or to select a call to disconnect.

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Dan Gookin has been an author, editor, ghostwriter, and a public official. He's written more than a dozen Dummies books on technology, with a special focus on PCs, the Android operating system, and Microsoft products. And in 1991, he was the author of the very first Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, which started the whole enterprise.

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