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Call Forwarding Now Supported on All H2O Wireless Plans

H2O Wireless' official Howard Forums account announced this week that the AT&T MVNO now supports call forwarding on monthly plans. Until now forwarding was available on H2O PayGo, but was blocked on monthly plans. Call forwarding is required if you want to use a third party voice mail service like Google Voice or YouMail with your carrier phone number.

Here's how to use call forwarding:

Conditional call forwarding (forwards unanswered calls to a different number) This is what you need in order to use a 3rd party voice mail service: 

Dial **004* followed by the number you want calls forwarded to, followed by a # and press the Call button (i.e. **004*1234567890#Call  to forward unanswered calls to the phone number 123-456-7890). Wait for a confirmation tone or message.

To cancel conditional call forwarding: Dial #004#, press Call and wait for a confirmation tone or message.

Unconditional call forwarding (forwards ALL calls to another number): Dial **21*, the 10-digit number to which you wish to forward your calls, followed by a # and then press Call.  For example: **21*1234567890#Call to forward all calls to the phone number 123-456-7890. Wait for a confirmation tone or message.

To cancel call forwarding: Dial #21# Call and wait for a confirmation tone or message.

The H2O rep also said that the MVNO is working on two other long standing issues with its service. He stated that H2O is negotiating with Apple to allow MMS to work with iPhones on H2O and that they are working with AT&T to allow H2O customers to receive Google two-factor authentication SMS which are currently blocked. 

For more about H20 see our H2O Operator Profile.

Source: Howard Forums

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  1. Is there any point to call forwarding if you use your Google voice number as your main number, would this eliminate the carrier voicemail from picking up instead of gv voicemail?

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    1. Yes, I've been doing that with a phone on TracFone AT&T for a couple of years. My Google Voice number forwards to the TracFone which has conditional call forwarding set to forward missed calls to Google Voice.

      This works perfectly. Missed calls always go to Google Voice voicemail, never to TracFone voicemail. I was afraid this setup would create an infinite forwarding loop but it doesn't. Google Voice is smart enough not to forward the call back to the TracFone.

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    2. Dennis, that's the problem I had with net10 a few months ago, the infinite loop, I could never get it fixed, I had to request a new number.

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    3. Wierd. Wonder why it works for me and not you? Also, couldn't you just disable conditional call forwarding to get back to normal?

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    4. Do I need to go into the old gv setting to enable this, where it says something like activate call forwarding?

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    5. No, those settings, which aren't part of the current Google Voice app, just sent the same forwarding codes that you can enter manually.

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  2. I've enjoyed call forwarding comfortably on at&t's own GoPhone for as far back as 2004. And skipped the horrid middle man "billing" qwerks, customer disservice, et al.

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  3. H2o. Nothing to brag about....

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    1. Why would you need to brag, I've had them for about a year, very satisfied.

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  4. What about VoLTE or WiFi calling?

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    1. H2O does not support VoLTE or WiFi calling.

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    2. All the AT&T MVNO's I have used do not support VoLTE or Wifi calling.
      Eg: Airvoice, Black Wireless, Skyview, PureTalk, EasyGo, Good2Go, etc.,
      T-Mobile MVNO's do. Go figure!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Nice, now I wish MetroPCS would stop charging $5/month for call forwarding and get with the times

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    1. I didn't know they did. Good to know.

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  6. Dennis, on my Blu r1 hd there's call forwarding options on the phone itself, do you Know if those accomplish the same thing?
    Zach

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    1. Yes, the call forward options on phones work by sending codes. They don't always work because the codes vary between operators. If the phone settings don't work you cam always use the codes directly.

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  7. My biggest gripe with H2O is their sub-5mbps "unthrottled" speeds in a 20mbps AT&T Prepaid area.

    This does nothing to solve that problem.

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  8. Interesting comment about Apple apparently being the key holder for MMS on non official ATT service... The old work arounds are a pain... This has always been a draw back with these MVNO's... We'll see if H2o gets the go ahead to have MMS...

    S

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    1. It's all about the $$$ for Apple. Throw enough of it at Apple and they will bite.

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  9. For call forwarding on the PAYG plan, do they deduct just one minute per call forwarded or the entire duration of the call?

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    1. Since a forwarded call is basically a completed call in progress for the duration, I would expect that the entire duration will be billed. Simple enough to do a test a report back for your specific provider.

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