Getting AT&T 3-way calls to work on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by nagromme, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I've never been able to get a three-way call to work on my iPhone--and now I know why!

    I'd hit Add Call and call the other person, but I was never able to Merge Calls. I could switch between the two calls, but I couldn't connect all three of us together. Too bad I didn't test this BEFORE I set up a business conference call! Kind of embarrassing--and it makes you think the iPhone's not working.

    Then I read somewhere online that AT&T had messed up 3-way calling for a lot of iPhone customers--they had the feature disabled even though it's supposed to be part of the iPhone plan. And that seems to be what happened to me.

    I called AT&T (6-1-1) to ask if 3-way calling was enabled on my plan, and they checked and said yes it was. Then they started to transfer me to an iPhone technician (Apple maybe?) but before they got there they found the problem. They said that in "another application" my 3-way calling was NOT enabled. They fixed it on the spot, and now after many months, I seem to have 3-way calling ability :)

    So if you can't get 3-way calls to work, be aware that AT&T seems to have two different places in their system they need to check, to be sure the feature is active.

    (I don't know how many iPhone users have been affected, but I thought this info might help others, since searching these forums didn't turn up much. FWIW, my iPhone plan was activated in August 2008. I just didn't get around to pursuing the issue until now.)
  2. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    Good tiip - that has never happened to me, but it the way you worded the title of the thread should make it easy for someone searching for the same problem.
  3. branjosef macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2007
    1) First you'll want to create an environment that everyone can be comfortable in.
    2) put on some soft music like Barry Manilow or Pantera
    3) lots of alcohol (pabst blue ribbon works well or any wine in a box) ;)
    4) Dim the lights because they usually aren't pretty
    5) oh meant three way calling. I have no idea.
  4. filmmaker13 macrumors newbie


    Jan 7, 2009
    Thats a good tip. I haven't really used the 3 way calling feature yet but i will be sure to remember that if it doesn't work.
  5. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    LMAOOOOO...that seriously made me chuckle.

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