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How to Forward Calls from a Landline to a Cell Phone

How to Forward Calls from a Landline to a Cell Phone

Before You Continue… 

In this article, we will show you how to set up call forwarding as a replacement to your current landline service. This tutorial is only for people who want to get rid of their physical landline phone but keep the number they’ve had for years. 

If you like your physical landline phone and want to continue paying for that service, we recommend you look at this helpful article here. It will cover how to forward your landline calls from your landline.

Why Forward Your Landline to a Cell Phone?

The most common reason for forwarding a landline number to a cell phone is to cancel your associated cable/internet service without losing the landline number you’ve had for years. This enables folks to: 

  1. Save money
  2. Move Houses
  3. Miss fewer calls

If you're not sure how to do this, do not worry, this article breaks it down in a way that works for any provider. If you want us to do this for you, you can call us at 855-320-3416 Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm EST. 

Step 1: Check if your Number is Eligible 

Use our eligibility check to rapidly confirm that your landline number is able to be forwarded or transferred to an existing cell phone. Results are available instantly. 


Step 2: Choose a Provider to Transfer Your Number

You will need to move your landline number to a new provider in order to keep it. You have a couple of choices here. Regardless of who you choose, these are some helpful things to keep in mind: 

  1. Availability - Does the provider offer number transferring options?
  2. Cost - Is the cost of the service lower than your current landline bill? 
  3. Ease of Use - Does the provider make it easy to complete the process?

Step 3: Move the Number

The last step is choosing how you want to move your landline number. The two most popular options are:

  1. Forwarding the landline number to your current cell phone 
  2. Placing the number on a new cell phone - like an old-school flip phone. 

Both options serve as replacements, not additions, to your current landline service. We will now cover them a little more in-depth.  

Option 1: Forwarding the landline number to your cell phone. 

This is the most popular and simplest method of transferring your landline number to your cell phone. All inbound calls are simply forwarded automatically to your cell phone.

What many folks don't know is that this version of Number Forwarding lets you get rid of your landline service. Whoever provides the service will simply redirect the incoming calls to another number, like your existing cell phone. 

Forwarding your number will also result in the most savings - at Community Phone, it starts at just $12 a month.  


Learn More About Option 1 



Option 2: Placing the Number on a New Phone

In some cases, you may still want to keep the landline as a separate phone that you can use for calling and texting. That is called "number transfer", and its the process of taking your landline number and putting it on a SIM card.

If you choose this option, you will need to get a talk&text plan to replace your old landline service.  


Learn More About Option 2 



Forwarding a landline number to a cell phone as a replacement to your current landline can sound like tricky business. Most folks don’t believe it can be done - or they are worried about losing their number altogether. We are here to help quell those fears by making the transfer and forward process easier than baking a cake. 

To learn more about how you can make your landline number mobile with Community Phone click below. 


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