Basic Phone Usage > Call barring, Call waiting, Call forwarding

Questions:

What is call barring?

 

Let’s be honest. There are some really freaky people out there. Call barring means you can stop those freaks from calling you. It’s quite handy.

To set up call barring on your phone, take a look at the GSM codes over here.

 

What is my barring code?

 

Your barring code is set at the default 1234 if it is not changed by you. Not the most original, we know, but easy to remember!

 

How do I set up call barring using GSM codes?

 

To set up call barring on your phone, take a look at the GSM codes over here

What is call waiting?

 

Let’s say you’re chatting on the phone to your mom and your best friend calls to tell you about a great hamburger they just ate. You don’t want to miss out on either, right? You might need to know where this hamburger could be found as well as how your aunt Mabel is doing. Never fear – call waiting is here!

Call waiting tells you there is a call coming in, while you’re already on another call. 

To set up call waiting on your phone, check out the GSM codes here.

How do I activate call waiting using GSM codes?

 

To set up call waiting on your phone, check out the GSM codes here.

 

What is call forwarding?
 
Call forwarding is a service that ‘sends’ calls to another number. It’s free to forward calls to your voice mailbox, but please note that it is chargeable if you forward calls to any other number.
 
To set up call forwarding with GSM codes, take a look here.
How do I set up call forwarding using GSM codes?

 

To set up call forwarding with GSM codes, take a look here.

 

What is call holding?

 

Let’s say you’re talking to your sister. She’s great, but sometimes she can waffle on a bit. Your friend calls, and you know he has some important news. 

With call holding, you can put your sister on hold and still keep the call open while you make or receive another call. 

If you time it well, she probably won’t even notice.