Call Forwarding

With Call Forwarding, you can forward your mobile calls to another phone number, like your home or office. You can set up Call Forwarding to automatically forward all calls to another number, or have calls forwarded only if you don't answer within a few rings. Call Forwarding is included with all plans, and is also known as "Immediate Call Forwarding" and "No Answer / Busy Transfer."
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Call Forwarding FAQs

[FAQs]

General Information
  1. What is Call Forwarding?
    With Call Forwarding, you can forward your mobile calls to another phone number, like your home or office number. This is helpful if you accidentally forget your mobile phone or you want to make sure you don’t miss an important call.

    You can set up Call Forwarding to automatically forward all calls to another number, without making your mobile phone ring first. You can also have the call first go to your mobile phone, and if you don’t answer or the phone is in use, the call will be forwarded to another number.

    Call Forwarding is included with all plans. It’s is also known as "Immediate Call Forwarding” and “No Answer / Busy Transfer.”

    Watch our How to Set Up Call Forwarding video for more information.


  2. How much does Call Forwarding cost?
    You’ll be billed for all forwarded calls according to your voice plan, just like you would if you answered the call from your mobile phone, even if the calls are forwarded to a landline.

    There’s no monthly fee for Call Forwarding on most plans, however, a fee may apply on some retired plans. Long distance isn’t charged on forwarded calls if you have a plan that includes long distance.


  3. How do I begin forwarding calls?
    You can turn on Call Forwarding from your mobile phone:
    • Forward all calls immediately (mobile phone won’t ring) – Call *72 + the 10-digit number that you want to forward your calls to (e.g., *72-908-123-4567)

    • Forward calls when there’s no answer (mobile phone will ring first) – Call *71 + the 10-digit number that you want to forward your calls to (e.g., *71-908-123-4567)

    You can also turn it on from your computer. Refer to our How to Use Guide: Call Forwarding for step-by-step instructions.


  4. How do I stop forwarding calls?
    You can turn off Call Forwarding from your mobile phone by calling *73. You should hear a confirmation tone or message.

    You can also turn it off from your computer. For step-by-step instructions, refer to our How to Use Guide: Call Forwarding.


  5. Can I forward my calls to another number if I don't have my phone with me?
    Yes, you can turn on Call Forwarding from any computer with an Internet connection. To learn how, refer to our How to Use Guide: Call Forwarding.


  6. Can I use Call Forwarding while I’m outside of the Verizon Wireless network?
    No, Call Forwarding isn’t available if you’re outside the Verizon Wireless coverage area.


  7. How do I turn Call Forwarding off if I don’t have my phone with me?
    You can turn off Call Forwarding from any computer with an Internet connection through My Verizon. For step-by-step instructions, refer to our How to Use Guide: Call Forwarding.


  8. Are there any restrictions on what number I can forward calls to?
    The phone number you’re forwarding calls to must be 10 digits long. So even if you're forwarding to a local number, be sure to include the area code. Calls can’t be forwarded to an international number.


  9. Does Call Forwarding also forward text messages?
    No, Call Forwarding won’t forward text messages you receive on your mobile phone, only calls.

    If you set up Verizon Messages on your phone, you’ll be able to read your text messages and reply to them online.


  10. I activated Call Forwarding on my phone. Why are people getting a busy tone when calling me?
    If callers are receiving a busy tone, you may want to check that the call was forwarded to the correct phone number. Sometimes additional buttons are accidentally pressed while setting up Call Forwarding. If that happens, the number can’t be recognized.

    Set up Call Forwarding again from your mobile phone by calling *72 and the forwarding phone number including the area code (e.g., *72-555-555-5555).

    You can also edit the number you’re forwarding calls to online from the Call Forwarding page in My Verizon.

    Note: Calls can’t be forwarded to international numbers.


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