How to Make a 3 Way Phone Call

By Techwalla Electronics Editor

Sometimes when you are talking to another person you find the conversation is about a friend who neither of you have seen in a while. You can get this person on the phone right away so he can talk to both of you by using the three-way phone call feature.

Step 1

Advise the other person that you will call the third person and activate the three-way calling feature.

Step 2

Place the existing call on hold by depressing the "flash" button located on your phone. Your existing caller is now on hold.

Step 3

Depress the phone on/off hook, if you phone does not have a "flash" button. Depress the phone hook and quickly release it so you do not disconnect your caller. This will place that call on hold.

Step 4

Listen for the dial tone.

Step 5

Dial the phone number of the person you want to add to your three-way call. When the person answers tell them you are going to hold a three-way call.

Step 6

Press the flash button now and all three people are on the call.

Step 7

Click the phone hook quickly if you used this method. Make sure you do this quickly to avoid disconnecting your parties. All three people are now on the call.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you hang up at any time, you disconnect all parties from the call. However, if one caller hangs up, you and the other caller are still connected.
  • If one person says they are going to hang up, there is no way to know for sure if they did. Avoid having a conversation with the other person that you would not want this person to hear. Hang up and call the person again to ensure privacy.