How to Forward Your Home Phone to a Cell Phone

Your time is valuable. You do not have time to sit around waiting at home for a phone call you might not get or are going out-of-town on business. Or, you have a home phone plan with very limited features. Call forwarding sends incoming calls on a land line to another phone number. It is not permanent and provides complete transparency. The redirected phone calls received by the land line do not appear to come from the land line in your phone's caller ID. Call forwarding is a separate service that you must first purchase from your phone company before it will work.

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Power on both of your phones to get ready to forward calls. Make sure you have the call forwarding feature on your home phone.

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Press *72 on your home phone and wait for the second dial tone. Dial your cell phone number. Pick up on the cell phone and keep the line open for at least five seconds.

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Hang up the cell phone and land line. Test the line by calling your home phone using any phone other than the forwarding cell phone.