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Hosting Simple Phone-Only Zoom Meetings

You can create a simple Zoom meeting that works like a conference call. If configured properly, participants can join without waiting on the host.

First, Log in to Zoom and schedule a new meeting.

Enable the JOIN BEFORE HOST option.

Picture of the checkbox that allows you to set the "Enable join before host" option.

Send your participants the following information:

  • Number to dial in by phone: 1 646 876 9923 (East Coast)
  • The meeting ID

All participants, including you, will join the meeting by calling the phone number and entering the Meeting ID.


  • Create your meeting using either the Zoom mobile app or website. New meetings cannot be created by phone call.
  • You can have up to 100 dial-in users assuming you have a Zoom Pro account.
  • UGA does not have a toll-free number. If either you or a participant dials a long distance number, carrier rates will apply.
  • A full list of international dial-in numbers is available at

If you have any questions or problems, contact the OIT Service Desk at .

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