How to forward your existing mobile or landline phone to
a phone number in another country
With an International Virtual Number
it's easy to forward your cell phone or landline calls to a phone in another country.
If you currently have a cell phone or landline
and you intend to relocate or travel on assignment to another country, you may want to take your calls with you
to your new destination.
If you ask your existing cell phone or fixed line service provider to forward calls to another country, you'll
find the answer will be one or more of these answers below.
- No, we cannot do that
- I don't think so
- We will have to get back to you
- That type of service is not offered
Same conditions apply for the UK, Australia, Japan, Germany,
Denmark, Costa Rica, Chile, Malaysia and 195 other countries.
The worlds phone companies or Postal, Telegraph and Telephone Service (PTT's)
only forward your mobile phone or landline calls to another phone number inside your country -they
do not permit forwarding your calls internationally.
Our service will forward calls globally
to any mobile phone, landline or VoIP address you designate.
There are two requirements you'll need to divert your existing cell phone or landline calls internationally.
- Requirement 1
Your existing phone number you wish to forward overseas
needs to have a call forwarding option. This means, for example, if you live in Germany, your German service provider
gives you the option to divert German calls to another phone number in Germany.
In other words, if you want to send your phone calls to a phone overseas, you need to have a call forwarding feature with your existing cell phone or landline service.
Now that you've confirmed that
you have a call forwarding feature on the phone number that you wish to forward overseas, you now need an international virtual phone number that actually does the call forwarding.
It's your new virtual phone number that enables diverting calls
How to do it
When you receive your new virtual number for your country,
simply set-up your call forwarding option of your existing mobile or landline phone, to forward your calls to the
new internationally call forwarding capable virtual phone number that you selected and subscribed to.
The new virtual number will then instantly divert your
countries mobile phone or landline calls to any phone number you desire globally.
- Setting it Up
If you know the overseas phone number where you want
your calls forwarded to now, that is great but not mandatory at sign up.
If you do not know the final overseas call destination number yet, you can temporarily
set up your account with your home or office number as your 'ring to' number. So temporarily your new virtual number
will ring to whatever number you set up on account the registration form.
When you get to your travel destination or anytime you determine your final overseas
call forwarding number, simply log in to your account portal and change the temporary 'ring to' number to the real international call destination number to start receiving your calls.
Removing the virtual number and returning to normal
After you decide your call forwarding requirement
is over and you return home from your assignment, simply disable the call forwarding feature on the cell phone
or landline you diverted to the new virtual phone number.
Everything will now work as it did before. You can then cancel the virtual number because there is no continuing
use for it.
How do I buy a virtual number?
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Choose from 1000s of available countries and city numbers
using the worldwide database of virtual numbers.
If you are setting up your U.S. cell phone to redirect calls abroad, it does not matter what area code you select
on the sign up form because most U.S. cell phone plans have nationwide long distance included. You could be in
Montana and choose a California virtual number without any economic consequences. A landline may be a different
story unless your landline has nationwide long distance included.
When you receive the activation email with your new
virtual number, that number will already be enabled and capable of sending calls to whatever number you submitted
on the sign up form as your 'ring
to destination' number.
From the phone that you want to redirect, use the call
forwarding feature offered by your cell phone company or landline provider and set up the call forwarding number
to your new virtual number which will forward your calls anywhere globally.
This to works for any serviced country we offer
- Our plan also works from any country where there is virtual number availability. There are now over 150+ countries with virtual phone numbers to
For example, if you are a resident of Italy and have an Italian cell phone or landline. You could own a new Italy
virtual number and use the same directions already described. i.e. Simply forward your Italian mobile to your new
Italy virtual number which instantly diverts calls to any phone number globally.
You could travel to another country and have your Italy mobile or landline callers sent
to your final destination phone number located in anywhere worldwide.
- In summary
The new virtual number function is to forward calls
between your cell phone/landline and your final call forwarding destination number -where you wish to
receive the calls. Your new virtual phone number is the international call forwarding facility. See
- Calls to your
mobile or landline will be instantly diverted to your designated 'call forwarding' number in any country
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Forward Your Mobile or Landline Phone To Any Phone Number
In Any Country
International Call Forwarding with a virtual number enables
your mobile phone or landline to automatically forward your calls to any phone number worldwide.
Free Included Features
- Voicemail to Email
- Fax to Email
- Call Recording Option
- Unlimited IVR/PBX Extensions
- Customized Greeting Option
- Change Local Ringtone
- Live Technical / Customer Support
- Simultaneous Forwarding to Multiple Phones
- Time of Day Routing
- Outbound Calling Option with Caller ID Override
using VoIP from your PC or IOS
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Global Phone Numbers
Global telecom providers or Postal, Telegraph and Telephone Service (PTT)
do not permit call forwarding beyond the borders of their country.
This means if you choose to have your existing cell phone or landline calls divert to another country, you cannot
do so using the phone numbers supplied by your in-country
telephone company (PTT).
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