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Home » Cell Phones

Fun with Call Forwarding

Submitted by on October 31, 2011 – 10:20 pm 10 Comments

Sometimes you don’t want people to reach you on your phone, but you don’t want to do something obvious, like turning the phone off or having to check phone number details every time someone calls. Because then they’ll just leave you a message and you will still be expected to call back. Below is a list of phone number in various US area codes that you can use to forward your unwanted calls. Say, you are hiding from your boss: forward your work cell phone to a number that says “We are sorry, all circuits are busy now…” And if you boss has a problem the next day, tell him to take it up with the provider!

One thing to keep in mind: when you forward a call, the phone company may still charge you. So, if you can, pick a forwarding number within your area code or your local calling area. This way you may still have to pay for the minutes, but at least you should be able to avoid long-distance charges. And, of course, when you’re done having your fun, don’t forget to disable call forwarding!

Check your phone service provider’s Web site on instructions on how to configure call forwarding. Below we’ve included some screenshots showing you the process for the iPhone 4 with AT&T.

202-965-9970You have just de-activated this feature
206-343-0011This call requires a coin deposit, please hang up momentarily...
212-968-9999Good morning, you reached the Bell Atlantic North Help Desk. Since Monday May 25th the Bell Atlantic North Help Desk has has been unable to access games. This includes solitaire and minesweeper...
215-979-0028(Hold music). Thank you for calling Bell Atlantic. All of our lines are busy right now..."
215-979-0045The number you've dialed is not in service
218-488-1302Amother mock psychiatric hotline
301-292-9908The call you have made requires a coin deposit...
313-324-9901You have reached AT&T local services. DT RT MI BA DS0
313-849-9906Due to weather conditions, all Ameritech circuits are busy. please try your call again later.
409-724-3137The call you have made requires an initial deposit. Please hang up momentarily...
412-422-9994The number you have dialed is not in service
412-885-0075All test positions are unmanned at this time, please try your call again later.
413-351-2684Mock psychiatric hotline
509-457-0044This call requires a coin deposit...
509-457-0051We are sorry, all circuits are busy now...
541-967-0006We are sorry, due to network difficulties, your long distance call cannot be completed at this time...
541-967-0010The business telephone number you have dialed is experiencing a temporary service problem...
573-996-0002The number you have dialed is on your own line...
609-729-9928We're sorry, the long distance company you have selected is unable to complete your call at this time....
610-797-0014Excuse me, please deposit five cents for the next 3 minutes...
631-265-0000Call requires a coin deposit
641-985-7888Mock disconnected number
646-674-9999You have reached Bell Atlantic Office of West 36th Street serving codes 646, 674, 212, 594, 917, 339
718-816-9901You have reached the North Staten Island DMS-100, serving codes 273, 390, 442, 447, 448, 556, 720, 727, 815, 816, 876, and 981
781-654-2925Rejection hotline, also 617-861-3962, 817-326-1433, 773-509-5027
800-356-9919Sorry, due to credit card guidelines, you must hang up within five minutes.
845-268-9922Excuse me, please deposit five cents for the next two minutes or your call may be terminated...
909-390-0003Echoes everything you say
916-440-0017We're sorry, your service has been interrupted. For fire, medical and police emergencies, dial 911...
916-440-0029We are sorry, all circuits are busy now...
916-440-0031We're sorry, due to telephone company facility trouble, your call cannot be completed at this time. Will you try your call again later?
978-364-8939How to keep an idiot entertained, also 508-556-3549
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10 Comments »

  • Dr Dorian says:

    3 days ago, my family and I went on a 2 hour ride to visit Big Bear in CA. I got really dizzy during all the turns up the mountain and threw up.. We’re planning to go again since it was still really fun, but how do I prevent getting car sick this time ?

  • Paul M says:

    I go to play online and i sit there and wait forever for it to find a game, and it never does, and then it tells me that i need to enable port forwarding on my router and i did that and it still didn’t work. What am i doing wrong?

  • Sir fliesalot says:

    Can someone please tell me something fun to do on the computer but don’t tell me if it is a long download.

  • arronwrath says:

    Hello there,

    I have been playing on online casinos for the past two weeks and have had mixed results. I am in profit but nowhere near where I would have liked to have been.

    Does anyone have any ways to win on the casinos or any tips. I use 888 casino as that is the best!! ;-)

    Looking forward to your replies.

  • ericmreitz says:

    I have a date on Saturday which is 5 days from now. So i am wondering how often should i call her or text her so she doesn’t loose interests. Also what should i talk about, basic day to day kinda situations? Any advice/suggestion is appreciated. FYI, am a 24 yrs old male.

  • Noe R says:

    My instructor uses the words ‘rev up’ when she’s talking about getting the horse excited and ready to go.

    If you was a gymkhana for fun and you were waiting at the starting line and you were about to go in about 3seconds and you wanted to shoot off straight away how do you get them really excited and ready to go straight away?

    I always thought that you squeeze the horse and urge it to go but keep pulling back on the reins gently to stop them from going?

    Iv seen a few gymkhana races where the horses are so ‘reved up’ and excited to go they kinda walk sideways and rear a little , so I was wondering how they get the horse excited without letting them canter off?

    Thanks! :)

  • lucasg615 says:

    I have recently met a nice man from my church, and I see we are both interested in each other. However, as we got to know each other through church, it is a little awkward to move forward to dating.

    If I am going to date this man, I want it to be a courtship and not dating. Could someone explain to me how I can progress this mutual interest to a holy relationship? We are both catholics.

    Thank you and god bless you

  • kamikami says:

    I’m planning to throw a house party for my 16th birthday and i am really looking forward to the idea, but i need an excuse to get my parents out the house for 48hours so i can have my party.
    Any suggestions ?

  • davidnorwood says:

    413-351-2684 this is the funniest I have ever seen. Is there a MUSIC HOLD forwarding number?

  • davidnorwood says:

    218-488-1302 Amother mock psychiatric hotline THIS IS CLEARLY THE BEST

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