Call forwarding simply allows the user to divert incoming calls from one phone to another. This service is useful for a person who is in another location away from the main telephone line.
This feature also serves as a way to stay in touch while traveling and ensures you don’t miss any important calls. Calls can also be routed to a cell phone that travels with the person. In some cases, calls are forwarded to a call center, where the caller will talk to a human being and will not leave a message on the answering machine.
Most service provider companies offer a program whereby calls are routed to any phone of the user’s choice. In some programs, this service is called “Find me, follow me” or some catchy phrase. Some service providers may offer international call forwarding by assigning the customer a local virtual phone number that is forwarded to any other international destination. This service may be free or the telephone company may charge nominally for call forwarding.
There are special types of these types of plans that can only be activated if the main line is busy or there is no answer, or only for specific phone numbers. To take advantage of this feature, you would need a phone (mobile or otherwise) and a telephone company that offers call forwarding under your service plan.
Most telephone companies offer this service as part of a package that may also include other features such as call waiting and caller ID . In each case, the telephone company will have instructions on how to activate, deactivate and reinstate these services. Choose a plan that works and suits you best and start saving money.
The unlimited call forwarding plan is for customers who want to forward their calls to Skype, MSN, GTALK or VOIP. With this plan, you never pay any per minute fees, no matter how much you use your virtual number. In other words, once your account is activated, you can use this service as many times as you like and just pay the virtual number fee. This plan allows you to connect any way you want, without worrying about minutes.
Most of its features use the code *72 /*73. If you’re willing to pay an extra fee, your service provider will allow remote call forwarding, which you can control from any phone.
But when taking advantage of this feature, be aware of the costs involved. The forwarded phone line is billed as if a call were being made. This will have an impact on long distance call forwarding. Long distance charges will apply if the number to which calls are routed is a long distance number.
Calls to toll free numbers can be a real boon for companies. Your dedicated toll free number becomes accessible to callers within your country at no cost to the caller. This toll-free number will be a ‘country-specific toll free number’ for the country you select.