Does conference calling work with Google Voice Chat (from Gmail)?

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Does conference calling work with Google Voice Chat (from Gmail)? jonathanl 9/17/10 12:51 PM
When on a call that I initiate through Google Voice (via Gmail), a second call is placed to my GV number. I hear no audio indication on the call in progress, but I see an onscreen popup that says  (312) xxx-xxxx tried to initiate a voice chat with you. There does not appear to be any action I can take to accept the call as a conference call. Am I doing something wrong, or is this not a capability of Google Voice (when calling from Gmail)?
Re: Does conference calling work with Google Voice Chat (from Gmail)? Papa Bear 9/18/10 9:59 AM
Do you reside in the 48 contiguous United States?
 
If so, follow steps at http://www.google.com/support/chat/bin/answer.py?answer=187927 on how to select a free Google Number from Gmail. Then visit http://www.google.com/support/voice/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=115137
Re: Does conference calling work with Google Voice Chat (from Gmail)? jonathanl 9/18/10 9:20 PM
Thank you for your response, but I don't quuite understand. I already have a GV number . I'm using it va Gmail. I reviewed the instructions for conference calling previously. You must be using a line that has call waiting. Does Google Voise have call waiting when used through the Gmail interface? To clarify, I'm talking about using the GV number i've for about a year, via the Gmail interface that was made available just a few days ago.
Re: Does conference calling work with Google Voice Chat (from Gmail)? Papa Bear 9/20/10 9:12 AM
Your Google Voice "number" does not have Call Waiting, but your personal GV forwarded phones must have carrier (e.g. Verizon) Call Waiting service activated to use GV Conferencing.
Re: Does conference calling work with Google Voice Chat (from Gmail)? Papa Bear 9/20/10 9:13 AM
Note per Google support on above link, that currently it is not possible to record conference calls using Google Voice.
 
When it does work, it is only for incoming callers.
Re: Does conference calling work with Google Voice Chat (from Gmail)? dillon.phantom 9/20/10 3:39 PM
yes
Re: Does conference calling work with Google Voice Chat (from Gmail)? jonathanl 9/21/10 12:38 AM
@Dillon - what question did you answer "yes" to?
Re: Does conference calling work with Google Voice Chat (from Gmail)? jonathanl 9/21/10 12:41 AM
@Papa - your answer makes sense. I wish the lack of call waiting was mentioned somewhere in the Google Chat/Google Voice documentation, as I wasted a few hours experimenting with something that wasn't designed to work this way, apparently. I'll give the inbound conferencing a try on one of the non-Google lines that I sometimes use for GV.