Call Forwarding to my landline - some questions

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Call Forwarding to my landline - some questions

Post by Lord Vader » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:21 pm

I had to reset some settings on my account, and I think there is a problem with my call forwarding. Here's what I'm looking to be able to do. Can someone remind me of the proper settings needed to do this:
  • I have my Ooma primary home phone number.
  • I have a second number on my Ooma account as well.
  • I want both numbers when some calls either to automatically ring my cell phone, effectively letting me pick up an incoming home phone call on my cell phone (my previous provider Vonage calls this "SimulRing")
What are the proper settings on my Ooma account to accomplish this? Something doesn't look correct on them right now.

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Re: Call Forwarding to my landline - some questions

Post by lbmofo » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:30 pm

https://my.ooma.com/calling

Phone Number: All Numbers
Check Enable call forwarding

Forwarding mode: Multi-Ring
Forwarding number: Your other phone
Check Require key press before answering forwarded calls

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Re: Call Forwarding to my landline - some questions

Post by Lord Vader » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:33 pm

OK, it appears that they are set exactly like that. One problem seems to have arisen, though: when someone calls my second number, my cell phone doesn't ring. It rings only when my primary Ooma number is called.

BTW, I do not have the "require key press" box checked. Is there a reason I should? After all, that does seem like an unnecessary, if not inconvenient, step.

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Re: Call Forwarding to my landline - some questions

Post by murphy » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:43 pm

If your cell phone is off or out of contact with a cell tower your calls will go directly to the cell phone voice mail. It will not be possible to answer them at home.
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Re: Call Forwarding to my landline - some questions

Post by lbmofo » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:56 pm

It is possible to specify different treatment for different numbers so check your setting for each.
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Re: Call Forwarding to my landline - some questions

Post by Lord Vader » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:58 pm

murphy wrote:If your cell phone is off or out of contact with a cell tower your calls will go directly to the cell phone voice mail. It will not be possible to answer them at home.
That I know, and it's not an issue. My cell phone is rarely off and has a good signal 99% of the time.

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Re: Call Forwarding to my landline - some questions

Post by Lord Vader » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:59 pm

lbmofo wrote:It is possible to specify different treatment for different numbers so check your setting for each.
I had thought that, but when I go to Call Forwarding under preferences, it seems it's set up for my account as a whole and not per number. I couldn't find a way to look at my second number's settings.

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Re: Call Forwarding to my landline - some questions

Post by lbmofo » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:01 pm

Isn't the Phone Number field a drop down populated with "All" "your 1st number" "your 2nd number"?
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Re: Call Forwarding to my landline - some questions

Post by Lord Vader » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:12 pm

Something like that, and my settings are "All Numbers," which should mean the forwarding rules apply to both numbers.

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Re: Call Forwarding to my landline - some questions

Post by lbmofo » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:37 pm

You can try starting over. Check disable call forwarding, save. Then enable call forwarding and specify treatment. Save.
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