Do you need to be easily reachable by phone, but you're always on the run? Do you want people to reach you at your cell phone, but everyone has your landline number already? If so, you can consider forwarding calls from your landline to your cell phone. It's really not that complicated. Just follow these steps, and your calls will be forwarded from your landline to your cell phone:
- Dial star-seven-two (*72) from your landline phone, and wait for a dial tone [source: ATT].
- Press the 10-digit number of the cell phone where you'd like your calls to be forwarded to [source: Vonage].
- Press the pound button (#) or wait for a response indicating that call forwarding has been activated [source: Vonage, ATT].
- Repeat steps 1 through 3 if you're not sure if the process worked [source: ATT].
There are companies that set up call forwarding from your existing landline or even from a brand new number to your cell phone or other existing phone line. Some companies even provide international call forwarding at no extra cost to the caller. You can check out tollfreeforwarding.com or Vonage.com for more information about these services [source: Toll Free Forwarding, Vonage].
Note: Call forwarding from your landline may cost a monthly fee. Check with your landline telephone provider about rates and further instructions.