How to Activate Call Forwarding Remotely

by Jessica Best

Call forwarding is a function available on most telephones. On any phone that enables call forwarding, a user can input a feature code which is provided by the carrier that will forward calls to another number. Some carriers also allow a user to remotely access the call forwarding feature on their phone. Remotely activating call forwarding is helpful for those who have had their cell phone lost or stolen, or those who need to have calls to an office phone forwarded after hours.


Call the number provided by AT&T. This number varies by region and can be obtained through the local AT&T office or at 1-888-944-0447.

Enter the subscribed phone number and, when prompted, enter the personal identification number which AT&T provided upon registration of services. If you have forgotten your PIN number, call 1-800-944-0447.

Enter the feature code given by the provider. This number will be *72 on the east or west coast or *73 for all other areas.

Enter the number for the phone to be forwarded to, followed by "#." A confirmation will let the user know the forward is successful.


Dial 1-888-294-1618 from any touch-tone phone.

Enter the phone number of the phone to be forwarded.

Enter the call forwarding PIN, then "#." The PIN number is provided by Verizon when services are set up. If the PIN number has been forgotten, call 1-800-483-4224 from a landline phone or *611 from a Verizon cellular phone.

Enter the number for the phone to be forwarded to. Wait for confirmation, then hang up.

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About the Author

Jessica Best has been writing since 2010. She writes on topics ranging from firefighting to parenting to automotive articles on various websites. Best earned her Associate of Arts in general education from Flathead Valley Community College in 2005.

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