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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Click the arrow next to Mute/Unmute.
- Click Leave Computer Audio.
- 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.