Definitions for call forwarding
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a telephone service that allows a customer to have calls automatically rerouted to another designated number.
Category: Telegraphy and Telephony
Origin of call forwarding:
lets you transfer your incoming calls to any telephone that you can dial direct
Call forwarding, in telephony, is a feature on some telephone networks which let an incoming call to a called party to be redirected to a third party. For example, the third party may be a mobile telephone, voicemail box or other telephone number where the desired called party is situated. It was invented by Ernest J. Bonanno. In North America, the forwarded line usually rings once to remind the customer using Call forwarding that the call is being redirected. More consistently, the forwarded line indicates its condition by stutter dial tone. Call Forwarding typically can redirect incoming calls to any other domestic telephone number, but the owner of the forwarded line must pay any long distance charges for forwarded calls redirected outside that number's local calling area. To activate Call Forwarding, dial *72 followed by the telephone number to forward calls to. Once someone answers, Call Forwarding is in effect. If no one answers or the line is busy, hang up and dial *72 followed by the same telephone number, and Call Forwarding will then be in effect. To turn off Call Forwarding, dial *73. This feature requires a subscription from your local telephone company. Also available in some areas is Remote Access to Call Forwarding, which lets you turn Call Forwarding on and off from telephones other than your home phone.
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