Information Technology Services Communication Technologies (or ITS Comm Tech) is migrating the University’s phone system away from an AT&T Legacy phone system (Centrex) to a hosted, Verizon, Voice over Internet Protocol (or VoIP) phone system. This migration is mostly completed with the exception of sensitive features such as the Meet Me Conference Call feature. With the new Verizon, VoIP phone system, Meet Me Conference Call is not included. As the migration away from the Legacy AT&T phone system continues in 2017, Meet Me Conference Call could go away.
In its place will be the Verizon Audio Conference solution (detailed information for this service can be found at http://its.unc.edu/service/audio-conferencing/ ). Please note that this is not a solution that requires scheduling with the campus operators. Rather, it is a reservation-less and billable service.
ITS Comm Tech, Voice Services, continues to strive to provide the best possible solution for voice services. If and/or when the capability to provide the Meet Me Conference Call feature becomes available again, we will be sure keep the campus community informed. There is no guarantee, nor is there a guarantee that it will be a no-cost service offering.
More information will be made available in 2017, in particular a schedule for when the Meet Me Conference Call feature may go away.
MEET ME CONFERENCE CALL
Customers requesting a “Meet Me” conference call should call the Campus Operator at (919) 962-2211, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 7:30AM and 4:30PM.
Meet Me Conferencing allows UNC departments and organizations to reserve, or schedule, a non-secured conference bridge for up to 30 participants, with a limited number of “executive” conference numbers that can grow to 150 participants when, or if, needed. Please be sure to indicate when scheduling with the operator if the executive conference number will be required.
There is no cost for this service.
When using a Meet Me Conference number, you will need to provide the number for dial-in to each participant. If dialing from a remote location, long distance charges could apply for the participant.
UNC AUDIO CONFERENCING (OR INSTANT MEETING)
Please see http://its.unc.edu/service/audio-conferencing/ for detailed information, including pricing.
NC STATE GOVERNMENT audio CONFERENCING
NC State Government Information Technology Services offers a similar suite of service and options for Audio Conferencing for NC State employees. For information, you can visit their website at http://it.nc.gov/services/service-directory/audio-conferencing.