call forwarding



  • A service offered by telephone companies, which enables calls to automatically be rerouted from one telephone line to another. Calls may be sent to an alternate location, an answering service, or the like. Some systems have more tailored offerings, such as selective call forwarding for programmed numbers, call forwarding only when the line is busy, or forwarding if there is no answer after a specified number of rings. Also known as forwarding (2).