Joining a Meeting by Phone Only
- Dial an in-country number. If you dial a toll number, your carrier rates will apply. You can find the numbers on your meeting invitation or a full list of international dial-in numbers at https://zoom.us/zoomconference.
- You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID - the nine (9), ten (10), or eleven (11) digit ID provided to you by the host, followed by #.
- If the meeting has not already started and join before host is not enabled, you will be prompted to enter the host key to start the meeting, or to press # to wait if you are participant.
- You will be prompted to enter your unique participant ID. This only applies if you have joined on the computer or mobile device or are a panelist in a webinar. Press # to skip.
If you join by computer or mobile device later, you can enter the Participant ID to bind your phone and device session together and show your video when you speak on the phone. To enter your participant ID once you are in the meeting, enter #Participant ID# on your phone.
Phone Controls for Participants
The following commands can be entered via DTMF tones using your phone's dial pad while in a Zoom meeting:
- *6 - Toggle mute/unmute
- *9 - Raise hand
Hosting Phone Only Meetings
You can join and start any Zoom meeting from your telephone and control the meeting with DTMF tones. To be recognized as the host, you will need to enter your host key, which you can find on your user profile
Note: If you enable join before host and join only from your telephone, you will not be recognized as the host and will not have host controls. If you need to host meetings from your phone with full host controls, do not enable join before host.
Learn more about Scheduling or Editing a Scheduled Meeting
How to Add an Alternative Host to A Meeting
Considerations for Joining by Phone as the Host
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
Phone controls for meeting host
If you have entered the Host Key to start the meeting, you will have host controls available to you by entering DTMF tones on your dial pad. To hear all available commands, enter ** on your phone.
*4 - End the meeting for all participants
*5 - Lock or Unlock the meeting
*6 - Mute or unmute yourself
*7 - Start or Stop Recording
Note: all participants in the meeting will be notified when recording is stopped or started.
*# - Hear the number of participants in the meeting
99 - Mute or unmute all participants
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