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How to Forward a Phone Call

by Kenyonda Bradley
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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.

Step 1

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."

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

  • 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.

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