Detect a conference call on iphone by the sound of the ringtone
You probably know that in a work setting, if you accidentally dial into a conference call by mistake, you can end up missing out on the conversation. But what do you do when it’s your personal phone number? Answer: check your voicemail. But what if you have a virtual phone number on your phone? How do you know whether the call is a conference call or not?
This is the question that I, and several friends, were recently faced with. Although our employers are relatively small firms, setting up conference calls can still be cumbersome. This means that mistakes often occur. Hence, it made sense for us to take matters into our own hands by using a local number to set up these calls.
However, this means that we are now unable to know whether the call is a work phone number or personal cell phone. The solution? An app called YouMail (free, in beta, available from the iTunes store on a PC or an iphone).
Detect a conference call on iphone by the number of participants
Your caller ID only shows the percentage of the person who called (usually a single number). For example, if your phone was not answered, you would still see “unknown” for the caller ID. If you know how many are calling in that conference call, you are able to spot it with blindfold. The general guidelines say that out of a group of nine people calling from different phones, three should be blocked by the block number. If less than 3 numbers are blocked, it’s most likely a conference call. An example:
usuario1 calls usero2 and usero3, then usero1 and usero2 merge the call to have another conference on the phone. If you got that call and you are able to see the caller ID, you will notice that all four numbers are blocked. This is only for instance. If there is no information about the number of people on a conference call, it will be impossible to detect it.