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  1.    #1  
    I was wondering about how to forward my calls without getting chage that $.40 / minute. I set the "call settings" in my phone to forward when I don't pick up / out of service / reject call, and then I signed up for FastForward for $3 / Mo.

    Rather than playing around and seeing if my bill hits $870 with all those forwarded calls, can anyone tell me if my forwards in this way will fall under the FastForward service, or will I still get charged the $.40 / min forwarding fee?

    Thanks!!
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    I'm a little confused??? I don't know what FastForward is for $3/mo. I forward calls often when my wife and I just need to carry one phone. Just set to forward to the other and carry 1. No charge to forward calls. I've never seen any extra charges on my bill ($.40/min is ridiculous!). If you do it through your call settings, all it does is update the Cingular network to forward any call that hits your number to another number. Please explain what phone you're using and the steps you're taking to setup call forwarding.
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    Hi - well this service is the one where you plug in your phone to some adapter, and it forwards your calls to up to 5 numbers. My brother, who works for Cingular, told me call forwarding any other way was $.40 / minute, so I added this in the hopes that it would work and I would not be charged that per-minute call. I need to call Cingular and find out about this for sure, so I will call and post here - but if you are sure that this doesn't charge people (maybe you just got "overlooked"?), let me know.

    Thanks.
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    ziphem - definitely post your results from your discussion with Cingular (even though you could probably call 5 times and get 5 different answers). I definitely don't get charged $.40/min on call forwarding on mine or my wife's phone.
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    For curiosity's sake, I checked out my Cingular account and 'Call Forwarding' for $0.00/mo is in my account but no details are given about per minute rates. In fact, I checked 'Available Features' section and the 'Fast-Forward' isn't listed.
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    I think "Fast Foward" is the use of a desk top charger device that once you set you phone in will divert all your calls to another number, like your home phone.
  7. #7  
    I've never tried forwarding my cell phone, but caught this thread...

    http://www.cingular.com/media/fast_forward
    http://www.cingular.com/media/common_call_forwarding

    PhattySalz, perhaps you aren't being charged minutes / cents because you are forwarding to another Cingular phone / Family Plan?
  8. #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by AddictedToTech
    I've never tried forwarding my cell phone, but caught this thread...

    http://www.cingular.com/media/fast_forward
    http://www.cingular.com/media/common_call_forwarding

    PhattySalz, perhaps you aren't being charged minutes / cents because you are forwarding to another Cingular phone / Family Plan?
    You bring up a good point. This is probably the case.
  9.    #9  
    I called Customer Support, and they told me the following:

    1) Regular call forwarding will just take away my minutes, and when it's after 7 (or nine for the later plans), it's unlimited. Of course, over your minutes costs you like going over your plan on your regular cell phone.
    2) Fast foward will work without the cradle. Now, I don't know how much I believe the CS woman. Further, I'm setting up not full forwarding, but it will forward when I miss the call or it's out of service. So, I'm going to call back in 3 days and see if it goes on my plan or on my "fastforward" thing. I'll do a test tomorrow morning and leave the phone off the hook at like 7.30 for 10 minutes, and then I'll check with Cingular to see if it's on my minutes. I'll post the results.
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