How to Get Calls Forwarded from Your Landline to Your Cell Phone

by Megan Weber
Calls are easily forwarded from a landline to a cellphone.

Calls are easily forwarded from a landline to a cellphone.

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There are various reasons why you may need calls forwarded from a landline phone to a cell phone. It may be that you are away from the house for a short period and expecting an important phone call, or that you have gone on vacation and require access to the phone line. Whatever the reason, forwarding calls from a landline to a cell phone is done simply by pressing a few buttons. Since AT&T and Verizon are the major carriers in the U.S., specific instructions for these two providers are listed.

Step 1

Activate call forwarding on your phone plan. It is usually a free service, but it does require activation. To activate, simply call your provider or change the features allowed on your plan online.

Step 2

Pick up the landline phone. Dial "*72." This holds true for both AT&T and Verizon.

Step 3

Dial the number you to which you want the calls forwarded. For example, you will type, "*72-330-333-3333."

Step 4

Wait for the confirmation noise. For AT&T users, two short tones, followed by ringing, confirms your request. For those with Verizon, you should hear a confirmation tone or a message.

Step 5

Cancel the call forwarding when you no longer require the service by pressing "*73" on the landline phone and wait for the confirmation noise once again.

Tip

  • If not on AT&T or Verizon, call your provider and ask for call forwarding instructions.

About the Author

Megan Weber began writing professionally in 2010. Her expertise is travel, specifically through Europe and the United Kingdom, and literature. Weber has a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Wittenberg University, where she graduated with honors.

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