Call forwarding question - Posted by Dmitry
Posted by Dmitry on April 18, 2000 at 09:28:45:
Does anybody know if there is a service out there that will allow me to forward phone calls to wherever I want? Here is what I want to do. I currently live in an appartment and I can not have a second phone line installed there. I would like the callers to call some local number, that will be assigned to me (not my home number), and have their calls forwarded either to the answering service or to my home number on weekends or at nighttime. This will allow my wife, who is home during the day, not to worry about answering RE-related calls, plus when I move out of this appartment in the near future, I would be able to keep the same number in all my ads, business cards, etc. I do not want to put the answering service phone number there, because I would like to stay flexible in choosing a different service or being able to answer the calls myself when I wish so. So, basically, I am looking for a “second line” that will only work in a call forward mode without actually installing it. Something similar to those free fax services (like jfax) that will provide you with a dedicated fax number, and then email the fax to you. Did I just confuse you?
I looked into cellular phones, but they charge for each forwarded call based on talk time. I am looking for some call forwarding service based on a flat monthly fee. Also, MCI offers an 800 number, but the calls are forwarded to your home number and it can not be reprogrammed.
Does anybody have any suggestions? What are your solutions to similar problems? Any input will be appreciated.