How to Forward Calls on Your Droid X - dummies

How to Forward Calls on Your Droid X

By Dan Gookin

Call-forwarding is the process by which you use your Droid X phone to send a call you’re receiving elsewhere. For example, you can send to your office all calls your Droid receives when you’re on vacation. You then have the luxury of having your cellphone to make calls while freely ignoring anyone who calls you.

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

Verizon Call-Forwarding Commands
Number to Input First Number to Input Second Result
*71 Forwarding number Forward unanswered incoming calls
*72 Forwarding number Forward all incoming calls
*73 (Nothing) Cancel call forwarding

For example, to forward all calls to (714) 555-4565:

  1. Touch the Phone button on the Home screen and input *727145554565 on the dialpad that appears.

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

  2. Touch the green Dial button.

    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.

  3. To disable call forwarding for your Droid X and return to normal cellphone operations, dial *73.

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