Hello Eve Lansing,
is CUSTOM CALLING feature...
(TYPICALLY not free).
Which has nothing to do with your telephone set
(cordless or wired). Since FIXYA
is actually a GLOBAL site
PONTIFICATING about telecom feature invocations would be foolish for me to try...
(But you could look at the nifty wiki page I attached at the bottom to see how WIKI thinks CALL-FORWARD
is done GLOBALLY).
Typically local network instructions (were... in my day (long past))
found in the front of your phone book...
The paper-type (in my case formerly Pacific Telephone & Telegraph
... (see below for me being foolish)).
Lets say you were in a USA serving area...
To cancel call forwarding... listen for dial-tone... then dial: *,7,3
To invoke, dial: *72.. listen for second DIAL-TONE (INPUT THE 1+ (FULL TEN DIGIT) destination code (eg: 1+ 415-555-1212)...
If it rings... and is answered... Job done!
Else: (no answer repeat the sequence: *72....
1+ 415-555-1212... (rings again... job done).
To test... simply dial your own number...
(you should hear a "ring splash" (one short ring) on the forwarding line (but will not be able to answer calls there again until you cancel with the *73.
(If you get fast busy... trying to dial *73... the FEATURE NEEDS TO BE ACTIVATED by your local provider.
Hope this was more informing than tedious!!
If indeed you use the 555-1212 (as seen on TV)... all your calls will now be forwarded to the San Francisco AREA information operator