Joining a meeting by phone

When you can't join with Video and need a microphone, calling into a meeting is a convenient and fast way to join. Using a cell phone allows the use of Bluetooth or hardwire headphones. 

You can join a Zoom meeting by means of teleconferencing/audio conferencing (using a traditional phone). This is useful when:

  • you do not have a microphone or speaker on your PC/Mac,
  • you do not have a smartphone (iOS or Android) while on the road, or
  • you cannot connect to a network for video and VoIP (computer audio)

Zoom has toll numbers available for many countries that are included with all plans. For audio plan subscribers, Zoom also has toll-free and additional toll numbers available. The dial-in numbers available are dependent on the host's audio subscription and settings.

If the meeting invite does not provide a local number for your country, there is a more extensive list of Zoom International Dial-in Numbers. If a number is not listed or has asterisks (***) in place of some of the numbers, it means that number is not available on the account that you're currently logged into.


Follow the below sections if you want to join a meeting using the desktop client for video and screen sharing, but want to join meeting audio using your phone.


Joining a meeting by phone

  1. After joining a Zoom meeting, you will be prompted to join the audio automatically. If this prompt does not appear or you close out of it, click Join Audio in the meeting controls.
  2. Click Phone Call.
    Note: If you are subscribed to the call out add-on, you can join the meeting by having Zoom dial your phone number.
  3. Follow the instructions for dialing in:
    • Select the country you're calling from in the flag drop-down menu.
    • Call one of the numbers provided.
    • Enter your meeting ID followed by #.
    • Enter your participant ID followed by #.
    • Enter the passcode, if prompted, followed by #

If you joined computer audio automatically, you can leave the computer audio and join by phone:

  1. Click the arrow next to Mute/Unmute.
  2. Click Leave Computer Audio.
  3. Click Phone Call and follow the prompt to dial in.



Considerations for joining by phone as the host

  • If you have scheduled the meeting from a basic account, the meeting will timeout after forty-minutes with a thirty-minute warning notification, if two or more participants join or you do not bind your phone and computer/mobile device session with the participant ID.
  • If you would like the meeting to last for an unlimited duration, the meeting will need to be scheduled by a Licensed user, on a Pro or above account.
  • 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.



Source: Zoom - Joining a meeting by phone

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