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How To Use BellSouth Optional Calling Features BellSouth (2006)



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The following table provides the usage codes for BellSouth's most popular calling features, which are available in most areas for a nominal charge. For more information, go to www.bellsouth.com/instructions . Callers from outside the local calling area incur long distance charges when Call Forwarding services are activated. Call Return, Repeat Dialing and Three-Way Calling are available by subscription with unlimited use for a flat monthly rate, or per use for a nominal per-use fee. To block access to these per-use features from your phone at no charge, call your BellSouth service center at 1-888-757-6500.

                   Usage
Service            Code(s)     Description
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Anonymous Call     On: *77     Works with Caller ID to prevent calls from callers who
Rejection         Off: *87     block delivery of their name, number or both
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Call Block         On: *60     Blocks delivery of calls from up to six numbers. Dial *60
                               and follow voice prompts to use service
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Call               On: 72#     Allows you to forward your calls to any other number.
Forwarding                     (After pressing 72#, dial your "forward-to" number)
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Call Hold        "Click it"    Places a call on hold. To return to your call, hang up.
                 Then press    Answer the phone when it rings
                     *52         
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Call Return          *69       Determines the last number that called you and dials the
                               number when you press 1
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Southern Bell      On: *61     Gives up to six numbers a distinctive ring so you recognize
Call Selector                  the "special calls." Dial *61 and follow voice prompts to
                               use the service
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Call Tracing         *57       Traces the number of the call you recieved last
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Call Waiting     "click it"    Places your existing call on hold and answers a waiting call
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Cancel Call          *70       Turns off Call Waiting for the duration of the call
Waiting                        
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Per-Call Blocking    *67       Blocks delivery of your number to the phone number you are
                               calling
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Preferred Call     On: *63     Allows you to forward your most important calls top another
Forwarding                     number. Dial *63 and follow voice prompts to use service
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Repeat Dialing       *66       Automatically redials a busy number for up to 30 minutes
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Speed Calling 8      74#       Allows you to establish a list of 8 frequently called
                               numbers that may be dialed with one digit (2 - 9)
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Speed Calling 30     75#       Allows you to establish a list of 30 frequently called
                               numbers that may be dialed with two digits (20 - 49)
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Voice Mail Access    *98       Provides quick dialing access to your voice mail from your
                               phone
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Three-way        "Click it"    Allows you to set up a three-way conversation that includes
Calling                        your phone and two other numbers
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Privacy-Detector 888-575-6677  Call to turn the service on or off.
Service
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Service Interactions

Anonymous Call Rejection:

If you have Anonymous Call Rejection service and the service is activated, anonymous calls from a number that is on your Call Selector or Preferred Call Forwarding lists are completed or forwarded.

Call Block, Call Selector and Preferred Call Forwarding:

If a number is on your Call Block, Preferred Call Forwarding and Call Selector listd, Call Block takes precedence. Calls from that number are blocked.
Unknown callers and out-of-area calls cannot be placed on your lists.

Call Return:

If the last incoming call was maked private, Call Return cannot be used.

Call Selector:

Call Selector works with call waiting. You can distinguish between the two by the number of the tones you recieve (one with Call Waiting, two with Call Selector.)

Call Waiting:

In some areas, if you hang up while someone is on hold, your phone rings. Answer to continue the call.

You cannot turn off Call Waiting if you are on a one call with another waiting.

Call Waiting does not work if you are on a three-way call.

Preferred Call Forwarding:

If one of your preferred numbers is also on your Call Block list, turn of Call Block before using Preferred Call Forwarding.

You cannot use regular Call Forwarding and Preferred Call Forwaring at the same time.

Repeat Dialing

You can continue to make and recieve calls after dialing *66. Repeat Dialing will continue to dial the busy number.


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