Disable "Call Me" Feature and Prevent It from Showing to Attendees
Microsoft has dropped a great feature and it is no longer free. The "Call Me" function for Skype and Teams meetings is no longer a free option as of 01DEC19. Your company get 60 minutes free per-user added to a central pool. ANY use of the "Call Me" feature consumes this pool. After that, you get a message, "We could not complete your call. Contact your Admin." This triggers a lot of helpdesk calls and confusion by all users of the Skype/Teams meetings. Here's a link to the article where Microsoft started charging for the "Call Me" feature:
Since Microsoft deprecated the free feature, they need to have the option to hide it from use. If you did not have "Audio Conferencing" enabled for a user, none of these phone options appear. They can easily hide the "Call Me" feature as a policy or user settings.
In talking with Microsoft support, they stated we can change the user setting to "Don't Allow" Dial-Out Permission. However, all this does is change the error message when users attempt dial out. The message now says "Phone Audio Not Available". Even more confusing.
Overall, Microsoft needs to work harder to understand the affects of how their systems affect the enterprise.
I'm surprised that this has not had more votes. I was looking for a way to disable this by policy and was shocked to find that the only way is to individually turn this off at the user level.