How to easily organize a get-together with the iPhone

How to easily organize a get-together with the iPhone
Those of you who have taken on the daunting task of organizing a get-together surely know that it might turn into a real nightmare. In case not all of your buddies are currently on Skype, Facebook or whatever tool you use to communicate online, you simply have to turn to the good old phone call. Well, calling one person is OK, but what if you want to invite more people to go out? You have to call all of them. And what happens if someone can't make it and you decide to postpone the whole thing for later? That's right - you have to call all the other people again, to let them know.

Not exactly a terrific experience, eh? Thankfully, your iPhone has a great built-in tool to ease the whole process, and it's called Conference Call. Yeah, it turns out the feature is just as effective when it comes to organizing a get-together, as it is for making business discussions with your colleagues. So here's the idea: Instead of calling every single person one by one, and then potentially giving a second call to some of them, why don't you simply use a conference call to talk to all of them simultaneously! Here's how it works:

1. In order to create a conference call with the iPhone, you have to add people to the call one by one. You start by calling the first one of your mates.

2. Once the call is initiated, there will be an "Add call" button on the screen. Say "Hold on for a second!" to your buddy, and tap the "Add call" key. This is when the iPhone will let you choose a new number to dial, putting the first call on hold. You can add up to 5 people to the call if you are using a GSM iPhone, and up to 2 people if you're using a CDMA iPhone.

3. One you've added your callers, there well be a button on the screen saying "Merge calls". Tap this and all of the calls will be magically merged into one.

4. That's it! All that's left to do now is to discuss with everyone and decide where and when you want to meet, then end the call, and feel like the smart person that you are!

Related phones

iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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11 Comments

1. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

PA.com, WTF? Are you an online user guide? Get a grip and do not write such junk any more, please!

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Don't forget, it is Ray S.

6. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Uhm, sorry - I didn't know that the name means "iPhone addict" :) Otherwise I would have skipped the article.

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Now you know. :)

2. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Oh Ray S, you can't control your love for the iPhone, can you?

3. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Could've just changed the article to "how to easily organize a get together with your smartphone" considering Android does this also...

5. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

iRay strikes again lol. Let's put it this way, Ray is just trying to switch everybody's attention from the Samsung SIII event, he's trying to say "hey look the iPhone has apps and can take pictures too". He's just worried about everybody's health, too much stress, too much hype, take it easy guys. Thanks Ray that was thoughtful lol.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Seriously?? This is an article? LOL, it seems P.A. is making fun of the average iphone user's intelligence...

11. Ray.S

Posts: 459; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

It's not really an article. It's just a quick, short "how-to" post.

9. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

iphonearena.com \also most iDiots are doing good if they can make a call, good luck teaching this.

10. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Did Apple really just put this on their phone? Gees welcome to the 1990's. I remember my Motorola Nextel i550 having this.

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