Call forwarding code: How to activate or deactivate call forwarding on Jio, Airtel, Vi, and BSNL | 91mobiles.com

Jio, Airtel, Vi, and BSNL all have call-forwarding codes, which allow users to divert calls to other numbers. This comes in handy when one of your numbers is non-answerable or your phone’s battery is dead and you want incoming calls to be received on either your secondary device or someone else’s phone. You simply have to dial a code to enable call forwarding on your device. If you are wondering what are these codes, we have got you covered. Below is a list of codes to activate and deactivate call-forwarding on your Airtel, Vi, Jio, and BSNL numbers. Check it out.

How to activate call forwarding on Jio using codes

Anyone with a Jio mobile number can forward the calls. This can be done either by going into the advanced call settings or by dialling certain codes that will route the calls to another phone number of your choice. Below are the codes for various call forwarding scenarios and how you can activate forwarding using those codes for your Jio number.

Code for forwarding all your incoming calls

Here’s how to forward all the incoming calls to another phone number on Jio:

  • Go ahead and open the ‘Phone’ app on your phone
  • Now dial *401*<10 digit number> where the ’10 digit number’ depicts the phone number you would like the calls to be forwarded to
    Call forwarding code for Jio
  • Next, tap on the ‘call’ icon to confirm your input
  • Once done, you’ll have call forwarding activated on your number

Code for forwarding calls when you’re busy on another call

Always busy on important phone calls? Follow the steps below to forward any incoming calls to your other phone number.

  • Open the ‘Phone’ app on your handset
  • Next, dial *405*<10 digit number> where ’10 digit number’ depicts the mobile number you want the calls to be forwarded
    Call-forwading-code-for-busy-calls on Jio
  • Now, select the ‘call’ icon to confirm the forwarding mobile number and you’re done!

Code for forwarding calls when you’re unable to pick

Jio users can also instruct to forward the calls when the caller calls a specific number of times but it isn’t picked up. Here’s how to activate the particular code.

  • Firstly, open the ‘Phone’ app
  • Next, dial *403*<10 digit number>
    Call-forwading-code-when phone is unanswered on Jio

  • Call the number entered and the forwarding code will be activated right after

Code for forwarding calls when you’re phone is unreachable

Whether you’re in a low signal area or your phone dies out of low battery, this forwarding code can come in handy in such situations. Here’s the process to activate it.

  • Open the phone app and dial the number below
  • Enter *409*<10 digit number> where ’10 digit number’ depicts the mobile number you want the calls to be forwarded
    Call-forwarding-code-for-busy-or-unreachable on Jio
  • Hit the ‘call’ icon and all your calls will be forwarded when you’re phone is switched off or has low signal
CALL FORWARDING CODE RESULT
*401*<10 digit number> Forwards each and every incoming call
*405*<10 digit number> Forwards calls when you’re busy on another call
*403*<10 digit number> Forwards calls when the other person has called several times already
*409*<10 digit number> Forwards calls when your phone is switched off or unreachable due to low bad signal strength

How to activate call forwarding on Airtel using codes

Users with an Airtel SIM can use certain codes to forward their incoming calls to any phone number of their choice in various scenarios.

Code for forwarding all your incoming calls

Forwarding all your incoming calls is fairly simple with the help of a code. Here’s how.

  • Open the ‘Phone app on your handset
  • Next, dial **21*<10 digit number> which is the phone number you want all your calls to be forwarded to
    Call-forwarding-code-for-busy-or-unreachable
  • Once dialed press the ‘call’ button
  • Now you may receive a message indicating the successful activation of call forwarding

Code for forwarding calls when you’re busy on another call

If you’re constantly busy with other calls and don’t want to miss out on any additional calls, then forwarding them to another number should be the way to go. Here’s how to go about it.

  • Head over to the ‘Phone’ app on your mobile
  • Open the keypad and dial **67*<10 digit mobile number>* where ’10 digit mobile number’ indicates the number you want the calls to be diverted to
  • Select the ‘call’ icon and all future calls will be forwarded to another number when you’re busy on an ongoing call

Code for forwarding calls when you’re unable to pick

Airtel also provides the provision to forward calls when you’re unable to answer a call within a specific time limit. The code and the process to activate it is as follows.

  • From your ‘Phone’ app, dial **61*<a contact number to forward calls>* and add # after the last ‘*’ along with the seconds the call will ring before getting forwarded to the specified mobile number. These seconds should be in the multiples of fives. For instance, if you want the call to be diverted after 10 seconds then the code to be dialed should be – **61<1234567890>*#10
  • Then select the ‘call’ button
  • Shortly after you’ll receive a message for forwarding confirmation

Code for forwarding calls when you’re phone is unreachable

Activate this code on your Airtel mobile number when your phone runs out of juice and you’re expecting a call from someone urgently. This way, the incoming call will be redirected to your other phone or someone in your known. The process to enable such code is as follows.

  • Open the ‘Phone’ app on your mobile
  • Now dial **62*<desired phone number>* on the keypad
  • Tap on the ‘call’ icon and the code will be activated on your Airtel number shortly
CALL FORWARDING CODE RESULT
**21*<10 digit number> Forwards each and every incoming call
**67*<10 digit mobile number>* Forwards calls when you’re busy on another call
**61*<a contact number to forward calls>*#(multiples of fives) Forwards calls when the call isn’t picked up after a certain time limit
**62*<10 digit number>* Forwards calls when your phone is switched off or unreachable due to low bad signal strength

How to activate call forwarding on Vi using codes

Just like Jio and Airtel, Vi subscribers can also forward incoming calls to other preferred mobile numbers. The steps to set up forwarding just require the relevant codes to be dialed within the phone app.

Code for forwarding all your incoming calls

  • Open the ‘Phone’ app on your phone
  • On the keypad, dial **21*<10 digit number> where ’10 digit number’ depicts the mobile number you want the calls to be redirected
    Call-forwarding-code-for-every-call-on-Vi
  • Now press the ‘call’ icon to activate the call forwarding service on your VI number

Code for forwarding calls when you’re busy on another call

  • Open the ‘Phone’ app on your phone
  • Now type in **67*<10 digit number> where the number is the one you want your calls to be forwarded to
  • Hit the ‘call’ button to confirm your input to forward calls every time you’re on a call with someone else

Code for forwarding calls when you’re unable to pick

  • Go to the keypad in the ‘Phone’ app and dial **61*<10 digit number>
  • Once done select the ‘call’ button
  • Upon confirmation, all unanswered calls will be diverted to the phone number specified by you

Code for forwarding calls when you’re phone is unreachable

If your phone is running low on battery then you can quickly set up call forwarding using the method below.

  • Go to the keypad in the ‘Phone’ app and dial **62*<10 digit number>
  • Once done select the ‘call’ button to redirect your calls to another number whenever your phone is out of reach on the other person’s end
CALL FORWARDING CODE RESULT
**21*<10 digit number> Forwards each and every incoming call
**67*<10 digit number> Forwards calls when you’re busy on another call
**61*<10 digit number> Forwards calls when the other person has called several times already
**62*<10 digit number> Forwards calls when your phone is switched off or unreachable due to low bad signal strenght

How to activate call forwarding codes on BSNL

BSNL SIM users also get the provision to forward their incoming calls to a desired number just in case their original phone number is out of reach.

Code for forwarding all your incoming calls

Forward each and every phone call from your BSNL to another mobile number by using a forwarding code. 

  • Head over to the ‘Phone’ app on your phone
  • Next, dial **21**<10 digit number># where ’10 digit number’ depicts the mobile number you want the calls to be forwarded
    Call-forwarding-code-for-every-call-on-BSNL
  • Now, select the ‘call’ icon to confirm the forwarding mobile number and you’re done!

Code for forwarding calls when you’re busy on another call

Here’s the procedure to take up calls on the desired phone number if you’re already busy on a call. 

  • Open the ‘Phone’ app
  • Now dial **67*<desired phone number># 
  • Once done, hit the ‘call’ icon to redirect incoming calls to another mobile number when you’re in an ongoing call

Code for forwarding calls when you’re unable to pick

Want to receive calls on another mobile number if you cannot take calls on your primary phone? Then follow these steps to enable call diverting.

  • Go to the keypad on the ‘Phone’ app and dial **61*<10 digit number>#
  • Here ’10 digit number’ depicts the phone number the calls will be redirected to when the person is not able to answer after several times
  • Now, select ‘call’ to confirm the forwarding mobile number and you’re done!

Code for forwarding calls when you’re phone is unreachable

Set up a call forwarding code on your BSNL mobile number just in case you’re travelling and have a low signal reception.

  • Open the ‘Phone’ app on your mobile
  • Now dial **62*<10 digit number># on the keypad
  • Tap on the ‘call’ icon and the code will be activated on your Airtel number shortly
CALL FORWARDING CODE RESULT
**21**<10 digit number># Forwards each and every incoming call
**67*<desired phone number># Forwards calls when you’re busy on another call
**61*<10 digit number># Forwards calls when the other person has called several times already
**62*<10 digit number># Forwards calls when your phone is switched off or unreachable due to low bad signal strength

How to enable call forwarding on Airtel, Vi, Jio, and BSNL without codes

Most modern smartphones come with the functionality to enable call forwarding on a mobile number through the advanced call settings. This method does not require dialing any codes as it’s simply a toggle within the settings app. Here’s the step-by-step procedure for the same.

  • Open the ‘Settings’ app on your phone
  • Now go to ‘Mobile network’ section
    Enable-call-forwarding-without-code
  • From here, select ‘Call settings’ and then select ‘Advanced settings’
    Enable-call-forwarding-without-code
  • Next, tap on ‘Call forwarding’ option
    Enable-call-forwarding-without-code
  • Here you’ll find various settings related to call forwarding
    Enable-call-forwarding-without-code
  • Simply enable either of the scenarios to set call forwarding on your mobile number

Bear in mind that these steps might not be the same for every handset. The basic idea is to enable call forwarding by making the way through call settings.

FAQ

1. How to deactivate call forwarding?

Just like enabling call forwarding through codes, disabling the service also requires certain codes that are needed to be dialled in the phone app. The codes to deactivate call forwarding for each telecom are as follows.

Jio

  • Deactivate call forwarding for all incoming calls – *402
  • Deactivate call forwarding for busy calls – *406
  • Deactivate call forwarding for non-answerable calls – *404
  • Deactivate call forwarding for unreachable calls – *410

Airtel

  • Deactivate call forwarding for all incoming calls – ##21#
  • Deactivate call forwarding for busy calls – ##67#
  • Deactivate call forwarding for non-answerable calls – ##61#
  • Deactivate call forwarding for unreachable calls – ##62#

Vi

  • Deactivate call forwarding for all incoming calls – ##002#
  • Deactivate call forwarding for busy calls – ##67#
  • Deactivate call forwarding for non-answerable calls – ##61#
  • Deactivate call forwarding for unreachable calls – ##62#

BSNL

  • Deactivate call forwarding for all incoming calls – ##21#
  • Deactivate call forwarding for busy calls – ##67#
  • Deactivate call forwarding for non-answerable calls – ##61#
  • Deactivate call forwarding for unreachable calls – ##62#

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