"call me at" feature for scheduled conferences
We really need a call me at feature like Sfb:
Business Case: Many employees are hesitant to put business apps on their personal device, or have older devices that don't have room for Teams app. We need conference mobility for our users that are road warriors, so they can take a conference call at their desk and easily move to the car in the same meeting.
Sven N. commented
Hi there! I have a similar idea posted for CarPlay and Android Auto under the following URL:
It currently has 2745 votes and is already under review, so if you'd like, please add your votes :-) Thank you!
Chris Clayton commented
Everyone may want to reconsider this. The "Call Me" feature now consumes minutes from your call plan and can quickly eat away minutes needed for your PBX. You get xx free minutes a month, but that gets consumed after the first company-wide meeting where people use the feature. At that point, the Call Me feature displays an error to contact your administrator.
If Microsoft stops supporting a free feature and switches to requiring payment, they should allow the feature to be hidden and removed.
John Royar commented
Enhance Teams by putting some code from Skype into it: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/let-the-skype-for-business-meeting-call-you-122a8c0c-17e5-4f82-b863-e6c3b9595649
John Royar commented
I have used Skype for Business and other meeting conferencing systems like AT&T Connect and Cisco WEBEX and others for a very long time. I was shocked to learn today that Microsoft did not include a "call me at" feature in the baseline of Teams. So many potential users today may not have the bandwidth to add a "voice quality" grade line for a business meeting online due to limited computer resources or in many cases assigned bandwidth limits. I would urge Microsoft to include this feature into their Teams road map and assign a high priority. By enabling a feature like "call me at" you give the choice of Audio for the meeting to the individual user. Meetings become a distraction when the voice quality is choppy and has other quality anomalies. By allowing a meeting participant to use the PSTN, you remove this anomaly from occurring.
I work for a company with 200k employees and we would never deploy a conferencing application that did not include features that enabled fast audio integration. At work I participate in easy 5-6 meetings a day on the network and my selection of the audio is always using the PSTN from either a cell phone or other physical phone depending on my office location of the day.
Teams needs to grow up and be ready to be used by a large business!
Sr Systems Engineer
Lisa Veneri Stewart commented
This is HUGE for us as we are an entirely mobile workforce. I have issues with the sound on my computer and most of the time when I join a SFB meeting. When I right click on the meeting in SFB and click "Join", it gives me the option to join audio on the computer or pick a number for it to call out to, which is my cell. This is not available in TEAMS which is not good for us to do a complete cutover. Many times we are in a meeting and need to run out the door and SFB has the ability to transfer the call to our mobile phones. This is not available in TEAMS and is a make or break for our organization.
Mike Lagger commented
We need this feature. I use it frequently on Skype.