Droid Bionic: Forward Phone Calls - dummies

Droid Bionic: Forward Phone Calls

Call forwarding is the process by which you reroute a phone call coming into your Droid Bionic. For example, you can send to your office all calls you receive while you’re on vacation. Then you have the luxury of having your cell phone and still making calls but freely ignoring anyone who calls you.

The options for call forwarding on the Droid Bionic are set by the cell phone carrier, not by the phone itself. In the United States, using Verizon as your cellular provider, the call-forwarding options work as described in the table.

Verizon Call-Forwarding Commands
To Do This Input First Number Input Second Number
Forward unanswered incoming calls *71 Forwarding number
Forward all incoming calls *72 Forwarding number
Cancel call forwarding *73 None

For example, to forward all calls to (714) 555-4565, you input *727145554565 and touch the green Phone button on the Droid Bionic. You hear just a brief tone after dialing, and then the call ends. After that, any call coming into your phone rings at the other number.

  • You must disable call forwarding on your Droid Bionic to return to normal cell phone operations. Dial *73.

  • The Droid Bionic doesn’t even ring when you forward a call using *72. Only the phone number you’ve chosen to forward to rings.

  • You don’t need to input the area code for the forwarding number when the call is local. In other words, if you need to dial only 555-4565 to call the forwarding number, you need to input only *725554565 to forward your calls.

  • Call forwarding affects Google Voice voice mail. Unanswered calls that you forward are handled by the forwarding number, not Google Voice. Further, when you cancel call forwarding, you need to re-enable Google Voice on your Droid Bionic by redialing the Google Voice forwarding number.