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Google Voice Makes Conference Calls Easy and Free [How-To]

When you need to talk to multiple people at once, Google Voice is a great free option. Here’s how it works.

Groovy Google Voice Tips, Tricks, News, Articles, How-To, Tutorials, Questions, Comments, Suggestions, and AnswersWhen you need to talk to multiple people at once, Google Voice is a great free option. Using Google voice, you can simultaneously talk on the phone in conference with a total of 4 people (you plus three others.) The best part?  It’s free and included with your regular Google Voice account.

How To Make A Google Voice Conference Call

  1. At a specified time, ask each conference call participant to call your Google Voice Number. 
  2. As each member calls in, simply answer the calls and Press 5 to add them to the discussion.
  3. That’s it!  Don’t forget you have a four caller max (including you.)

Note: If you need to organize a larger conference call,  I highly recommend you give join.me a try.  It’s fast, simple and can host 250 people at the same time.  The bridge number is not toll-free, so I recommend using join.me with Google Voice or Gmail.  For smaller conference call needs, however, Google Voice just works!

Have you ever used Google Voice to set up a conference call?  Do you have a groovy Google Voice tip?  Would love to hear from you in the comments!


12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Vadim  

    Honestly I had no idea you could bridge ppl up on google voice. Very coooool!

    • It’s actually been a feature since the start of Google-Voice. Very Groovy for sure.

  2. 1UpMushroom  

    didn’t know about this either, only 4 people.. but still pretty cool since its free and google voice, now they just need to make it so you can invite people to the conference call from within.

    • @1upMushroom – As mentioned in the article, if you need more than just 4 ppl in a conference call, try drop.io. I’m pretty sure the free version allows up to 10 ppl per conf. call.

  3. Sam  

    There are so many cool features. I heard You can have up to ten numbers added so that when someone calls you GV number it rings on all those phones… It’s amazing for the iPhone now. I Checked it out on my roomates. I have an iPhone so am trying to find an invite hidden under a rock on a blog/ post site. I know it prob gets a tad annoying mr groove !!! I’ve seen all your posts on the subject !!! [email protected]

  4. Deepak  

    Is there any way that I can initiate Conf and do all the calls i.e. I will call party-1 then keep them on hold and will call Patry-2 and once connected add both in a conference.
    Is this possible with Google Voice??

  5. steven  

    really, i just tried to get three people in on my google voice and it dint work, unless your not telling use how to do it step by step, i dint hear no phone ring nor a screen pop up for a difrent caller

  6. James  

    So I’m trying to use this since I have a Virgin Mobile phone and cannot seem to conference call(lame). So I have this straight, I need to contact the people I want to conference with, tell them to call my google voice number at a certain time, then somehow beep them in with pressing number 5 ?

    I assume I am using my cell phone but they are calling that different number ?

    I assume I have to have google voice up and active at that time or it’s probably not going to work?

    Is this just too much work and is there any other way to get conference calling on my phone so that I can call people when I want and just conference them in myself ?

  7. A good  

    I’ve honestly come to like this website. At first, I decided it was not the ideal, however it has definitely grown on me. Terrific job luring me in hah.

  8. stallone  

    Apart form google voice, you may also try tools like webex, gomeetnow, gotomeeting, R-HUB web conferencing servers etc. for all your online conferencing needs.

  9. steven  

    actually it does not work, Ive tried it, and i can only get one other person one the phone,….so 4 yea ok,

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