How to Forward Calls

Enable Call Forwarding on Your Landline, Android, or iPhone

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Call forwarding lets you automatically transfer an incoming call to a different phone number. This service comes in handy for multiple reasons and in different situations. For instance, setting up call forwarding on your landline to your mobile number while you are away will allow you to not miss any important calls while you're not home. This also works the other way around; whenever you're home and have left your cell phone charging in the room, you can enable call forwarding to your landline to ensure you don't miss a call.

This article will provide the steps to set up call forwarding on your landline, your Android, or iPhone device.

How to Forward Calls From Your Landline?

  1. Pick up your phone and dial *72.

  2. Wait for a beep or a prompt requesting to enter a phone number.

  3. Enter the ten digits, starting with the area code, of the phone number you would like to forward your calls to.

  4. Press the # key after you have entered the phone number

  5. Wait for the confirmation after the # key. This can be a beep or a chime sound.

  6. Hang up the phone and test.

You can follow the same steps above to set up Call Forwarding if your carrier is either Verizon or Sprint.

If your carrier is T-Mobile or AT&T, follow the same steps with the exception of the code, these two carriers use *21* instead of the *72 code.

How to Forward Calls on Android

  1. Launch the Phone application.

  2. Tap the Menu icon on the top right corner.

  3. Tap the Settings option from the menu.

    Older versions might say Call Settings instead of just Settings.

  4. Tap the Calls option from the menu.

    Menu, Settings, Call buttons in Android Settings
  5. Tap the Call Forwarding option.

  6. You will be prompted to select one of the options below, select the desired option.

    • Always forward: All calls are forwarded
    • Forward when busy: Calls are forwarded only if you are currently on another call.
    • Forward when unanswered: Calls are forwarded when you don’t answer the call.
    • Forward when unreached: Calls are forwarded when your phone is off, in airplane mode, or has no signal.
  7. Enter the phone number to which you would like to forward the calls.

  8. Tap Enable or OK

How to Forward Calls on iPhone

  1. Launch the Settings app

  2. Tap the Phone option menu.

  3. Tap the Call Forwarding option menu.

  4. Enable the Call Forwarding switch.

    Phone, Call Forwarding, Toggle
  5. Tap the Forward To option menu.

  6. Enter the phone number to which you would like to forward the calls.