Coronavirus: How to setup call conferencing on your phone

To contain coronavirus spread, the entire country has been locked down for 21 days with the advisory to stay at home and maintain social distancing. In this situation the only legit medium left for us is the digital medium such as calls, messages and other services.

That being said, not everyone is at their home, there’s a possibility that you, your siblings and parents are currently staying at different locations and you simply want to talk to all of them at once. The same is applicable for friends or colleagues you want to talk to at the same time over a call.
Thankfully, all the major telecom operators including Reliance Jio, Airtel, BSNL and Idea-Vodafone support Call conferencing that allows users to make calls on multiple numbers and merge them into one. Also, the feature works flawlessly in cross-network as well.

Follow our step-by-step guide to make a conference call using your smartphone.
1.Open dialer app on your smartphone
2.Dial a number or choose from the contact
3.Once the call is connected, tap on the ‘+’ icon or ‘Add call’ button from the dialer app
4.Now, dial another number from the contact
5.Once the call is connected look for the ‘Merge’ button and tap on it

Now, if you are using a feature phone, then dial a number, once it is connected use the keypad or head to contacts and dial another one, Then press the respective button assigned for merging the calls or use the options to merge them.

Do note, that based on the phone, the Merge option varies.
Also, it is important to know that most telcos offer conference calls up to five numbers at a time. However, this number also varies upon operator to operator.