How to Forward a Phone Call

by Kenyonda Bradley
Forward a phone call to another phone by activating the call-forwarding feature on your device.

Forward a phone call to another phone by activating the call-forwarding feature on your device.

If you want to avoid missing an important call, you can forward your calls to a phone number that you will be able to access throughout the day. Call-forwarding is a feature that comes standard on most landline and cellphone services, and it is easy to activate.

Dial "*72" from the landline or mobile phone from which you would like to transfer your calls. If you have a rotary phone, dial "1172."

Dial the number that you want to forward your calls to immediately after dialing "*72."

Listen for a confirmation tone to notify you that the call-forwarding feature is active before you end the call.

Dial "73" from your landline phone, "*720" from your mobile phone or "1173" from a rotary phone to deactivate the call forwarding feature.

Listen for a confirmation tone to notify you that the call-forwarding feature has been deactivated before you end the call.

Tip

  • check Call-forwarding is not available on all phones. If your phone service does not come with this feature, contact your telephone provider and ask to subscribe to the service.

About the Author

Based in Chicago, Kenyonda Bradley has been writing for online publications since 2008. With more than 10 years of experience as a hairstylist, she is also studying to become an elementary school teacher.

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