Some time ago we wrote about how to join conference calls at lightning speed, the tip referred to a blackberry, yet the same applies to an iPhone.
Indeed, you can just add pauses after the dial-in number and before the PIN of the conference call. Like this: type +12126019299,,3425171 and dial… the phone will dial the number +12126019299 then wait about 3 to 6 seconds and enter the PIN code 3425171.
Easy!, now you can save this number combination in your contacts in case it’s a combination you use often, you can paste it in an email or a calendar invite and it’ll appear as clickable (blue and underlined). This will make your’s and the participant’s lives easier… (yes, the’ll be forever grateful)
Let’s push the hack further:
If you insert commas or p: ( , or p ) you get 3 seconds of pause per comma before the code is entered. This means that if you type 2 commas or p, you get 6 seconds of pause…
If you insert a semi-colon or w: ( ; or w) you get a wait, meaning the system waits for the other party to pick up and then enters the code. Not recommended for conference calls, better a pause or two rather than a wait…
Have great conferences!