[asterisk-users] Conference Call like conference done by mobile!

Matthew Jordan mjordan at digium.com
Thu Oct 6 07:34:48 CDT 2016

On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 11:46 PM, Mandar Khire <khiremandar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for reply.
> For use confbridge I follows link http://www.mytechrepublic.com/?p=418
> By it I manage to create Conference room & add members to it.
> But each member has to dial conference Number.
> In my scenario Only first person dial second person's number.
> Example:-
> If Person1 has 6001, Person2 6002, person3 has 6003 & so on,
> Then In confbridge as per given link example Person1 dial 1030, then person2
> dial 1030, then person3 dial 1030 & so on for conference call.
> But In my scenario Person1 dial 6002, then make it hold, then dial 6003 &
> then merge call.
> Is it depend on softphone functionality or we need to write something in
> some conf file?
> Can we do it some how?
> I tried it on mobile & I can make conference with 6 friends means total 7
> people talk to each other without dial any conference number.

There isn't anything in Asterisk, out of the box, that will do
*exactly* what you're describing.

You could create it, however, using ARI [1]. I'd create a special
bridge for users who dial into the system. When they're bridged with
other users, if they hit hold, I'd intercept the hold using the
HOLD_INTERCEPT [1] function, and hang up the hold initiator, keeping
the dialled party in the same bridge. When I get a new dial attempt
from the original caller, I'd put both the caller and the new callee
in the same bridge as the original callee.

This process could be repeated as many times as you want.

[1] https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=29395573
[2] https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Asterisk+13+Function_HOLD_INTERCEPT

Matthew Jordan
Digium, Inc. | CTO
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