Conference calls

Asked by rstvp

The Ekiga advertising says that conference calls are possible, but they are not detailed in the documentation.

How do I set up a conference call?

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rstvp (rstvp) said :

It's been a week now. While you're busy getting your shit into one sock, I'm going to visit your competitors. Like maybe:

Twinkle -

SJphone -

PhoneGaim -

OpenH323 -

LynxPhone -

Linphone -

KPhone -

KCall -


Etc. etc.

I'll leave this open, in case someone else cares.

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Markus Thielmann (thielmann) said :

Thanks for your question.

Ekiga can't be used for conference calls. Don't ask me who and why told the users it could.

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Ian Monroe (launchpad-monroe) said :

When I registered for Ekiga it said:
Today, with Ekiga and, as a user you get for free:
- A SIP address
- CallerID
- Free PC-to-PC Phone Calls
- Call Forwarding
- Call Transfer
- Toll Free (800) Access to many countries
- Access to Conference Rooms
- Access to any SIP service

Notice the second to last line.

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Trey Brown (trey.brown) said :
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Matthew Craig (matthew-t-craig) said :

Gizmo has a solid Linux client and supports an Ubuntu-specific .DEB package. Gizmo Project is a closed-sourced, commercial, and proprietary software, but it runs the SIP open protocol. You can use this software and not feel guilty. Anyway, the conference calling in Gizmo is easy to use and works with other SIP clients. Gizmo is a great Linux-based alternative to Ekiga, even if it is not Free Software.

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Yannick Defais (sevmek) said :


As Trey pointed out, you can use the free conference rooms from
    * sip:<email address hidden> to join the public conference room
    * sip:<email address hidden> where XXXX is the number of your choice representing the number of the room.

[For example, a group of friends could meet in conference room 1122 by dialing sip:<email address hidden>]

Using 501xxxx, you'll be asked for a "PIN number": dialing a number you can protect the access to your conference room or just dialing # will make this conference public.

Or other conferences rooms from other providers in conjonction with peering, like this:
sip:*<email address hidden>'s conference room (51112 creates a new room #12)
sip:*<email address hidden> Free Conference Call
sip:*74712220000000 SipPhone Party Line
sip:*850100xxxxxxx Idea SIP's conference call

and probably more to find.

You can build you own conference room using Ekiga + Asterisk ( ) if you have enough bandwidth.


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