How to Forward Your Landline Calls to Your Cell Phone

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Technological advances have allowed communication to adapt to our lifestyles. For a person that is constantly on the go, catching landline phone calls is becoming increasingly difficult with less time spent at home. While you may not be ready to get rid of your home phone altogether, utilising its features to the fullest will help you keep up with your matters. At times when you can't miss important calls there is a way to forward your house calls to your cell phone.

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  1. 1

    Look for the call forwarding code for your house phone. This will generally be in the manual of your home phone if it is from your phone company.

  2. 2

    Contact your landline service provider if you are unable to find the forwarding code and a customer service representative should be able to walk you through the process.

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    Pick up your phone receiver and listen for a dial tone. Enter the forwarding code on your home phone. Most of the codes will begin or end with the * (star) or # (pound) logo for pulse type phones. Rotary phones will typically require a numerical sequence.

  4. 4

    Enter your cell phone's number, including your area code first. Wait for the confirming sequence after you have dialled in your mobile phone number. This will let you know that call forwarding is activated.

  5. 5

    Dial the deactivation code when you want to turn off call forwarding to your cell phone. Your mobile phone will continue to receive calls if you don't turn off the forwarding option. Enter your landline service provider's specified code to cancel call forwarding.

Tips and warnings

  • If you have business calls coming into your personal cell phone, ensure that you have a professional answering message on your mobile number just in case you miss a call.
  • Calls forwarded to your cell phone will utilise cell phone minutes on your plan. Keep this in mind when forwarding from your home phone.

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