If you have ever felt the need to forward calls on your Android device, then keep reading! This review is definitely for you. Maybe you have multiple phones and just want to carry one of them sometimes. You can do this by having the calls forwarded from one phone to the other.
Or you might just prefer receiving calls on you work/home phone instead of your Android device when you are in those environments. Again call forwarding is your friend in this situation. There are a few apps out there that will enable you to easily setup call forwarding on your Android device. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the best of them.
Forward My Calls
Forward My Calls makes the process of setting up call forwarding on your android device a breeze. On first opening the app, you will be asked to enter your cellular carrier in order to quickly get the app up and running.
After you have selected your carrier, you will be ready to go. You can forward calls in one of 3 ways:
- Manual call forwarding
- Forward when connected to a Wi-Fi netword
- Forward when battery is low
Manual call forwarding allows you to quickly set the number you want your calls to be forwarded to. Simply entire the desired number and select Forward to begin forwarding you calls to that number and Cancel to stop forwarding to that number.
If you think about it, we are more likely to be connected to a Wi-Fi network when at home or at work. This next option is great for those of us who want their calls forwarded when in these environments. You can set Forward My Calls so that your calls are automatically forwarded when your device is connected to Wi-Fi.
The next feature is pretty special. We have all been in situations where our battery dies on us and we aren’t able to receive calls. Forward My Calls allows for calls to be automatically forwarded to a number of your choice when your device’s battery is low. If you are expecting an important call, simply access the phone number you will be forwarding your calls to and you will still be able to receive any important calls you were expecting to your original number.
Advanced Call Settings
Advanced Call Settings offers users quite an impressive feature set. It offers the following call forwarding options:
- CFU: Call forwarding unconditionally
- CFB: Call Forwarding when mobile subscriber is busy
- CFNRy: Call forwarding on no reply
- CFNRc: Call forwarding when mobile subscriber is not reachable
- All Conditional Call Forwarding: CFB, CFNRy and CFNRc Services
- All Call Forwarding: Essentially the same as CFU where all calls will be forwarded
With either option, simply enter the number you wish your calls to be forwarded to. In addition to call forwarding, Advanced Call Settings also gives access to many call barring, caller ID and other features.
In order to take full control of your call settings you should certainly give Advanced Call Settings a try.
Call Forwarding gives you the essentials that you need to make sure your calls are forwarded effectively. You can set your calls to be forwarded in the following situations:
- Forward all calls
- When someone calls and you don’t answer
- When you are unable to be reached(no signal or phone off)
The ability to forward calls is awesome and convenient yes, but Call Forwarding takes it a step further and allows for SMS forwarding as well. This is a great feature for those of us with more than one phone. This way not only will you be able to catch up with all of your calls, you will also be kept updated on all texts received!
Despite it being a well put together app overall, the invasive ads within Call Forwarding are honestly a bit of a turn off.
Remote Call Divert
Remote Call Divert is a brilliant app which lets you activate call forwarding on your phone via a text message from another phone. On first starting the app you will need to set a password which needs to be setup in order for the text message activation to work.
Simply follow the instructions pictured in the How To Use tab of the app in order to set up your call forwarding remotely.
Remote SMS Calls Divert
Remote SMS Calls Divert also allows for the activation of call forwarding via a text message from another phone. In addition, it also allows for your texts to be forwarded. In addition to activating the forwarding of phone calls and text messages with a remote text you can also do the following remotely:
- Request a list of all available remote commands
- Request contacts
- Request GPS status
- Request last device location
- Trigger phone ringing
- Turn off mobile data
- Turn on mobile data
- Get mobile data connection status
- Turn Wi-Fi on
- Turn Wi-Fi off
- Request battery status
Depending on the level of functionality you desire, one of these apps should work out for you. Forward My Calls is a breeze to set up and use, so if you are looking for something simple this is the app for you. Advanced Call Settings as the name suggests is a bit more advanced and allows you to make many changes to how your calls are handled.
Call Forwading allows for SMS forwarding. Remote Call Divert allows for the remote activating of call forwarding which is handy in case you ever forget your phone at home. Remote SMS Call Divert also allows for remote activation of call forwarding but it also allows for the remote activation of many other features which is again useful in case you ever forget your phone at home or even if the device is stolen.
You could also of course choose to activate call forwarding from the built-in Android Phone app but generally third party apps such as the ones reviewed here will offer more functionality than can be found in the built-in app.
If you were on the hunt for a call forwarding app for Android, we sincerely hope that this review has helped you to make an informed decision. Thank you so much for reading and please feel free to leave any comments or questions in the comments section below.