How to Cancel Call Forwarding

by James Melzer ; Updated September 28, 2017

You're going to visit your parents, but their home is out of cellphone range and you are waiting for an important call. Call forwarding allows you to divert your incoming phone calls to another phone number. You can also use it to send your phone calls directly to voice mail when you do not want to be disturbed. When you are ready to resume receiving phone calls as usual, you just key in a code to cancel call forwarding.

Verizon

Press "*73" from the cell phone's main screen. The same code is used for residential phones.

Press "Send."

Wait to hear the confirmation beep and message to indicate that call forwarding has been canceled.

AT&T

Press "#21#" from the cell phone's main screen. For residential phones, push "73#" or "*73"

Press the "Send," "Talk," or "Receiver" icon on your cell phone.

Wait to hear a confirmation message. For residential customers, wait to hear two tones to indicate call forwarding has been canceled.

Sprint Wireless

Press "720" from the phone's main screen.

Press "Talk."

Wait to hear the tones that confirm call forwarding is cancelled.

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James Melzer began writing professionally in 2008. He is a novelist and freelance writer from Toronto, Canada. His feature writing has appeared on Digigasms and his journalistic work has appeared on Robodustrial. Melzer holds a degree in radio broadcasting from Loyalist College.

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