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If you do not intend to be in your room for a while, and know where you will be, you can choose to forward your phone to the extension where you will be. It is highly recommended that you ask the permission of that extension’s owner before forwarding your phone. If no one answers at the location the phone is forwarded to, it will go to your own voice mail and not the voice mail of the extension you forward to.

Probably the most common use of the CALL FWRD (or CFWD) button is to forward your phone to voice mail (x3131) so as not to be disturbed by incoming calls. Callers will get your voice mailbox without the phone ringing four times first. There will be a single abbreviated ring on your phone to alert you that a call has been forwarded.

To use call forwarding, pick up the line you want to forward, press the Call Forward button, and enter the extension you wish to forward to (or 3131 to forward to voice mail). The line will hang up and the call forward light will be lit, indicating a line on your phone is currently forwarded.

You do have the ability to set call forwarding to dial an off campus number. However, this can be both confusing and expensive. First, press the Call Forward button, as usual. Then dial 9 for an outside line, and then 1, then the number off-campus to which you wish your calls forwarded. Then you will hear a beep. Enter your authorization code. Once your authcode is entered, you’re all set. But remember, any calls made to your campus extension will now be forwarded off-campus using your authcode to pay for the call. Be very careful, as this can quickly become expensive.full 10-digit number you wish to forward to. If the phone you are using has auth code restrictions (for example, most student phone lines) and the number you are forwarding to is a long distance number, you will then hear a beep, which is a prompt to enter an authorization code.

Call Conferencing

Call Conferencing allows you to join in a telephone conversation with more than just two people. In fact, the system allows you to have up to twelve people in a single conference call.