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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by deltabravo88, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. deltabravo88

    deltabravo88 Newbie
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    How can I forward calls to another number rather than my voicemail when my phone is on airplane mode? I can't see it in my settings. Am I missing something, or do I need to download an app to do this?


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  2. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    I don't want to sound like a jerk but Google it. I have Verizon and can dial *72 and the number to forward to. To un-orward it's *73. Not sure if it's the same for all carriers or not.
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Open your phone app and go into its settings. I don't have a Samsung so don't know how they will arrange these things, but Android phone apps should have Call Forwarding settings, probably inside "Call Settings". There's no "when in airplane mode" setting but you should be able to set it to forward to whatever numbers you like when busy, when unanswered or when unavailable (the last is what airplane mode will do), or at all times (if you use that don't forget you set it - I did once!).

    Call forwarding is of course controlled by your network rather than your phone, so these settings are an interface to your phone's systems. This means that they may differ depending on what your network offers (these menus load slowly, I expect because it interacts with your network when loading them).
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  4. deltabravo88

    deltabravo88 Newbie
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    So yes, within call settings there is an option to change the call forwarding when unreachable, currently set to voice mailbox. However when I try to change it to my desk phone I get the following error:

    "Something went wrong. Check your SIM card or network connection and try again "
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Hmm, on the rare occasions I've used it it worked for me. But that's a different phone and a different network. It might be worth checking with your service provider (or, depending on who you get, it might not).
  6. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

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