How to Forward Your Home Phone to a Cell Phone

By Techwalla Contributor

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 phone plan that is very limited without features. Either way, this will get you on your way to forward a home phone to a cell phone.

Things You'll Need

  • Cell phone
  • Land line

Step 1

Power on both of your phones to get ready to forward calls.

Step 2

Make sure you have the call forwarding feature on your land line. If not, you will have to add it as part of a bundle or package or just as a separate feature. You can do this online or by calling the phone company if you have time to spare.

Step 3

Press 72* and then your cell phone number. You might hear a few beeps. Check the number for accuracy. (Check with your phone company for exact forwarding digits, it varies by carrier).

Step 4

Test the line by calling the home phone and seeing if does forward to your cell phone or just sends a busy signal. If not, repeat the steps.

Step 5

Press 73# to take back the phone line and calls will start coming in on your home phone again.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure you have enough cell phone minutes to do this.
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  • Do not do this if others are in the house, they will not be able to receive incoming calls on the home phone line.