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    Question about call forwarding

    Deciding whether or not to switch from BTS 2011 to BTS 2012. The Call Fowarding is a huge factor for me.

    1) Does call forwarding work when the phone is not connected to the network? (i.e. SIM removed). What about in no coverage areas?

    2) If I were to call forward to a US number (when travelling), assuming I'm on the $25 BTS plan w/o US long distance, I'd simply pay current pay-per-use per minute rate (0.20c/min) as if I myself were calling a US number, correct?

    3) Does call forwarding also forward text messages?

    Anyone have experience with hooking up call forwarding to a free voicemail service like freephoneline.ca? I would love to make use of this feature to have missed calls due to poor coverage sent to voicemail so I don't miss the call.

    I have noticed occurrences where I am in a well-covered area, but when someone tries to call me, the caller gets an "unavailable" message and nothing shows up on my phone, but if they try again minutes later, it goes through. Anyone else see that? That's why I want to set up some kind of voicemail to catch these missed calls.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowlord View Post
    Deciding whether or not to switch from BTS 2011 to BTS 2012. The Call Fowarding is a huge factor for me.

    1) Does call forwarding work when the phone is not connected to the network? (i.e. SIM removed). What about in no coverage areas?

    2) If I were to call forward to a US number (when travelling), assuming I'm on the $25 BTS plan w/o US long distance, I'd simply pay current pay-per-use per minute rate (0.20c/min) as if I myself were calling a US number, correct?

    3) Does call forwarding also forward text messages?

    Anyone have experience with hooking up call forwarding to a free voicemail service like freephoneline.ca? I would love to make use of this feature to have missed calls due to poor coverage sent to voicemail so I don't miss the call.

    I have noticed occurrences where I am in a well-covered area, but when someone tries to call me, the caller gets an "unavailable" message and nothing shows up on my phone, but if they try again minutes later, it goes through. Anyone else see that? That's why I want to set up some kind of voicemail to catch these missed calls.

    Thanks.
    I have had the problem where I'm in a coverage area full bars and they hear unavailable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowlord View Post
    1) Does call forwarding work when the phone is not connected to the network? (i.e. SIM removed). What about in no coverage areas?
    Yes and yes. Call forwarding (divert) is a network feature.

    2) If I were to call forward to a US number (when travelling), assuming I'm on the $25 BTS plan w/o US long distance, I'd simply pay current pay-per-use per minute rate (0.20c/min) as if I myself were calling a US number, correct?
    Correct.

    3) Does call forwarding also forward text messages?
    No.

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    Thanks pjw918. That answers my questions.

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    Switched to the 2012 BTS plan a couple of weeks ago. Call forwarding (on no answer) has been working well, but I find that forwards the call too fast (before I can answer). Is there anyway to just the number of rings before the call is forwarded? I'm on an HTC Panache running a custom ROM (Glacier One V 1.3).

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    You can do this on any model of phone using standard GSM network codes.

    To adjust the number of rings before call forward, no answer:

    **61*fwdnumber**seconds#
    [then press send]

    Set seconds for a value from 5 to 30, one ring = 5 sec, put the number you want to forward to in place of fwdnumber.

    Example: for a Toronto user to have the phone ring 6 times before going to their Mobilicity voicemail:
    **61*16477070109**30#

    To check the status of your call forwarding (how much detail is shown depends on the phone model):

    *#61#

    To deactivate call forwarding:

    ##61#

    If you have voicemail, calls will then go to your voicemail after the default number of rings.


    Here's one a few users will be interested in, that will turn off voicemail.
    To deactivate all forwarding including the network voicemail, and set the ring time:

    **61*151**seconds#

    The phone will ring for the specified time, the caller hears 3 quick beeps, and the call disconnects.
    [151 is a simply a non-functional number, unassigned on any public telephone network]

    To get your voicemail back, just do ##61#

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    Thanks pjw918. This worked perfectly for me.

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    Glad it worked for you shadowlord!

    --
    To complete the above conditional forwarding network codes -

    For unconditional forwarding, substitute the code 21 for the 61 above.

    Example, to immediately forward all calls without ringing your phone, to the Toronto voicemail number:

    **21*16477070109#

    Note that there is no ring time setting.

    This would be handy as a 'do not disturb' setting, or if you do not want the network forwarding any calls to your cell when roaming (set it before you leave the home network).

    To check the status of unconditional forwarding, do *#21#
    To deactivate unconditional forwarding, do ##21#

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    This is excellent info pj, I copied it to the wiki, I hope you don't mind.
    Feel free to edit as you like.

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    one thing I wanted to add to call forwarding info by pjw is you don't have to hit star twice, only one star is really required. I am sure two star probably work too but you don't really need the extra star.

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    I was thinking it might be Wiki material. Thanks bluenote.

    @jattdesi, the references use ** before the intitial command code, and before the ring time. Interesting to hear one * works.

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    Thanks pj and bluenote, makes for a very useful wiki :-)

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    Sounds like this information is not Mobilicity-specific, although if you Google around it, there is a lot of references to carrier-specific functionality. Looks like some other carriers even instruct their customers to call CS to change these settings.

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    Here's one a few users will be interested in, that will turn off voicemail.
    To deactivate all forwarding including the network voicemail, and set the ring time:

    **61*151**seconds#


    Not working anymore... Still goes to Voicemail. This is stupid thing at Mobi - you get charged for voicemail when roaming outside unlimited zones.

    Any other option to disable it?

    Thanks!
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    Update:

    It seems to be working after I have put 25 as a # of seconds and restarted iPhone. Now the icon of call forwarding is shown and it seems to be not going to VM.

    Thanks!

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