How to Transfer Home Calls to a Cell Phone

by Kenyonda Bradley
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If you are waiting on an important call but you have errands to run, you may opt to forward your home calls to your cell phone. Forwarding your home calls will allow you to answer the call the same as you would if you were on your phone. It does require, however, that you have a forwarding service on your account. If you do not have a forwarding service, contact your home phone provider and have one added.

Step 1

Dial "*72" or "72#" on your home phone and "1172" on a rotary phone. Listen for the dial tone.

Step 2

Enter your cell phone number and listen for a series of tones followed by ringing. This indicates that you have forwarded your number.

Step 3

Answer your cell phone when it rings. This will activate the call waiting on your line. If the line on your cell phone is busy or you are unable to answer the call, repeat steps 1 and 2 to set up call forwarding without having to answer your cell phone.

Turn off call forwarding by dialing "*73" or "73#" on your home phone and "1173" on a rotary phone. Listen for the series of tones to confirm that your call forwarding is turned off.


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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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