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  1. Colorado_Al

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    Getting my EVO tomorrow, bought from Google I/O attendee. Not 100% sure I am going to ditch my Sprint Touch Pro 2. I think I will activate the EVO using the Google I/O free month of service and use conditional forwarding on my Sprint TP2 subscribed number and direct it to the EVO. That way I can keep the TP2 off, or with the phone radio off at least, and get calls routed to the EVO for free with no/very little delay. That way I can test the EVO without switching service from my TP2, and not give out the temp EVO phone number, and not rack up charges on my existing subscription with Sprint.

    To enable conditional call forwarding:
    *28 + number + send

    To disable conditional call forwarding:
    *38 + send

    I think this will work without charging me airtime to my TP2 account, as opposed to standard call forwarding (*72) which is quite costly.

    Anyone?
     

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    Free bump! (I don't know the answer, but who'll find it on page 2?!)
     
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    Those forwarding work with texts too?
     
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    you are talking about Unconditional Call Forwarding (*73) as opposed to Conditional call Forwarding (On Busy our Unaswered *28). Using *28 Will only send the caller to your fowarded Numbers Voicemail (I could be wrong but I am pretty sure that is the way it works) after 3 or 4 rings. Unconditional Call Forwarding would send all call immediately to your forwarded number. Double check with Sprint but Unconditional is Free for those with a Simply Everything Plan... all other plans it is 0.20 per call
     
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    Oh yeah. I just realized that you set up Google Voice with *28. I guess it would only go to voice mail.
     
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    This is what I saw:

    Support - Article

    "Last Updated: Jan 26, 2010

    All call forwarding is included at no additional cost for customers on the Simply Everything Plan. For other service plans, calls forwarded immediately (Unconditional Call Forwarding, *72) costs $0.20/min. Forwarding calls to another number if the person who's calling you gets no answer or a busy signal is free. This is called Conditional Forwarding (*73, *74 or *28)."


    Manage conditional call forwarding:
    Support - Article
     
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    You are on a secure session with a Sprint Specialist.
    Session ID: 9355865
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    19:20:05 Al
    Initial Question/Comment: Conditional Call Forwarding cost
    19:20:10 System
    Please wait and the next available specialist will be with you shortly.
    19:20:10 System
    Larilyn has joined this session!
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    Thank you for contacting Sprint. My name is Larilyn. In order to better assist you, may I please have your first and last name?
    19:20:31 Al
    Hi Larilyn. My name is Al.
    19:20:51 Larilyn
    Thank you for that information. It will be my pleasure to assist you today.
    19:20:58 Al
    I was reading this article:
    19:21:00 Al
    Support - Article
    19:21:30 Al
    And I wanted to double check that conditional forwarding would not increase the charges to my bill. Can you confirm?
    19:22:47 Larilyn
    One moment please.
    19:22:51 Al
    Thanks.
    19:24:57 Larilyn
    I can assure you that conditional call forwarding is free.
    19:26:09 Al
    So if I have conditional call forwarding setup and my phone is off or out of service area, the conditional forwarding would occur if a call comes in and there would be no charge?
    19:27:57 Larilyn
    Conditional Call Forwarding (No Answer/Busy): Free *73 - If a caller receives no answer when calling my mobile phone, then forwards the call to the alternate number. *74 - If a caller receives a busy signal when calling my mobile phone, then forwards the call to the alternate number. *28- If a caller receives no answer or a busy signal when calling my mobile phone, then forwards the call to the alternate number.
    19:28:20 Al
    Great. Thank you for your time!
     
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    Colorado if you have a simply everything plan just use *72 because you want all calls direct
     
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    I don't have the simply everything plan. I have the simply cheapest smartphone plan, or whatever the $69.99 plan is called.
     
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    Confirmed. When my Sprint sub is set for *28 conditional forwarding, and my TP2 is off, or has the phone radio off, the forward is immediate!! No *72 charges for me!
     
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    Sweet... Great to know. I hadn't had a chance to try that. Thanks
     
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