Can You Forward Calls Without Having the Phone?

You may choose to forward calls from your ‘Phone’ app on your mobile device or go old school with dial codes. Either way, the process is relatively easy and takes no time at all.

However, to forward calls without having the phone? Now that’s another thing entirely. This article is for those wondering how to forward calls without having the phone. We will also discuss how to forward calls on android and from a landline to mobile. Feel free to leave comments below.

Can You Forward Calls Without Having the Phone? The Truth

Yes, you can forward calls without having the phone. To remotely activate call forwarding, you would need to have the phone number of the line to be forwarded, the personal identification number given by the service provider upon registration, the feature code given by the service provider, and the number to forward the calls to. Some service providers give access to remote call forwarding to customers who might’ve lost their phone or had it stolen.

Now, for the truth. There are two reasons to try to forward calls without having the phone – the legal and illegal. It is important to note that forwarding a person’s calls to either spy or stalk the person is a crime and if you are caught, you will be put in jail. To legally forward a person’s calls to your number, you need to first have the person’s permission to do so.

How to Forward Calls from Someone’s Phone to Yours – The Options

To forward calls from someone’s phone to yours, first, make sure you have permission to do so. Then, you may choose to do it using dial codes, the Call Settings feature from the ‘Phone’ app on the person’s device, or remotely.

To forward calls using dial codes:

  1. Use the codes *21* to forward all calls, *004* to forward calls when the line is busy, not answering, or has no reception, *67* when the line is busy, *61* when the call is not answered, *62* when the line has no reception
  2. To use them, dial the code, followed by your number, and then the # sign.

Example: *21*000-000-000#

  • Then, press the phone icon or send or call to dial the code

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To forward calls on Android:

  1. Select ‘Settings’, then ‘Call Settings’ or ‘Calls’
  2. Click on ‘Call forwarding’. If you do not see this option then you can try forwarding the calls using the dial codes mentioned above
  3. Select any of the options displayed according to how you want the calls forwarded
  4. Then, set your number as the forwarding number or edit the number that appears
  5. Finally, click ‘OK’ to finish

Note: some steps might differ depending on the particular Android and its UI.

To forward calls on iPhone:

  1. Go to ‘Settings’ on the person’s device, scroll down, and select ‘Phone’
  2. Click on ‘Call forwarding’, another page will come up, simply toggle the button on by moving it to the right
  3. You will now see another option, ‘Forward to
  4. Click on it and type in your number
  5. After typing it in, simply press the arrow to go back to the previous page and you should now see your number next to the ‘Forward to’ option

To forward calls on Samsung:

  1. Tap the Menu icon in the top right corner of the display
  2. Select ‘Settings’ from the dropdown menu
  3. Then click on ‘Supplementary services’ or ‘More services’
  4. Select ‘Call forwarding’ and pick from the options. You can either Always Forward, Forward When Busy, Forward When Unanswered, or Forward When Unreachable
  5. After selecting any of the options, type in your number then tap ‘Enable’

To remotely activate call forwarding:

  1. Call the Remote Access Directory Number provided by the person’s service provider
  2. Enter the person’s phone number, then enter the personal identification number given to the person upon registration with the service provider
  3. Next, type the 2-digit feature code given by the provider + your phone number followed by the # key
  4. You will receive a confirmation letting you know the process was successful

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How To Forward Calls On Android

To forward calls on Android, follow the steps below:

  • Select ‘Settings’, then ‘Call settings’ or ‘Calls’
  • Click on ‘Call forwarding’. If you do not see this option then you can try diverting your calls using the dial codes that will be mentioned later in this article
  • Select any of the options displayed according to how you want your calls forwarded
  • Then, set the forwarding number or edit the number
  • Finally, click ‘OK’ to finish

Note: some steps might differ depending on the particular Android and its UI.

To disable call forwarding on Android, follow steps 1 to 5 above but instead of setting the forwarding number, simply click the ‘Disable’ icon instead.

To forward calls using dial codes:

  1. Use the codes *21* to forward all calls, *004* to forward calls when the line is busy, not answering, or has no reception, *67* when the line is busy, *61* when the call is not answered, *62* when the line has no reception
  2. To use them, dial the code, followed by the number you want to forward calls to, and then the # sign.
    1. Example: *21*000-000-000#
  3. Then, press the phone icon or send or call to dial the code

To disable call forwarding using dial codes:

  1. Dial ## followed by the code you used to turn on the call divert (21,004,67, 61, or 62) then press the # key

Example: ##21#

  • Then, press the phone icon or send or call to dial the code

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How To Forward Calls From Landline To Mobile

To forward calls from landline to mobile, follow the steps below:

  1. Dial *72 on your landline, wait for the dial tone
  2. Next, enter the number mobile number you would like to forward calls to
  3. Press the # button or wait for a response confirming the activation of the call forwarding
  4. Then end the call

To disable call forwarding on your landline, dial *73 on your landline.

Note: This method is for unconditional call forwarding and the codes for forwarding or unforwarding calls might differ depending on the service provider.

Some providers allow their users to activate conditional call forwarding, please contact your provider for more information.