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How to Set Up Call Forwarding


Call Forwarding Always – automatically forwards incoming calls to a different phone number, such as your home office or cell phone.

To set up this feature, access your Personal Web Portal. On the left-hand side of the panel, select Incoming Calls and select Call Forwarding Always. Once selected, you can add or change the number where you want to send your incoming calls.

This feature is able to be turned on and off from the keypad on your phone. To activate this feature, simply press *72, then follow the prompts to enter the forward-to number. To deactivate this features, press *73.

Call Forwarding Busy – forwards your incoming phone calls when your phone line is busy and cannot receive another call. This feature can be used when you would rather have a secretary or coworker receive the call instead of going to your voice mail if your line is busy.

To set up this feature, access your Personal Web Portal. On the left-hand side of the panel, select Incoming Calls and select Call Forwarding Busy. Once selected, you can add or change the number where you want to send your incoming calls.

This feature is able to be turned on and off from the keypad on your phone. To activate this feature, simply press *90, then follow the prompts to enter the forward-to number. To deactivate this features, press *91.

Call Forwarding No Answer – allows you to forward all of your calls to a phone number, instead of voice mail, whenever you do not answer your phone. This feature can be used when you would rather have a secretary or coworker receive the call instead of going to your voice mail if you are unable to answer the call.

To set up this feature, access your Personal Web Portal. On the left-hand side of the panel, select Incoming Calls and select Call Forwarding No Answer. Once selected, you can add or change the number where you want to forward your calls if you are unable to answer.

This feature is able to be turned on and off from the keypad on your phone. To activate this feature, simply press *92, then follow the prompts to enter the forward-to number. Deactivate this feature by pressing *93.

Call Forwarding Not Reachable – forwards calls to a different number when your device is not accessible by Nextiva.

If your telephone gets physically disconnected, or the telephone system does not have your information entered correctly, the call won't be lost; it will get forwarded to a different number that you specify. Note: The number to where you forward your calls must be permitted by your outgoing calling plan.

To set up this feature, access your Personal Web Portal. On the left-hand side of the panel, select Incoming Calls and select Forwarding Not Reachable. Click the On button, and enter the forwarding number to add.

Call Forwarding Power Outage – Nextiva voice services will not work during a power outage, as Nextiva's service requires an active Internet connection. However, within Nextiva's portal, there are features that allow for automatic forwarding in the event of a power outage.

To set up this feature, access your Personal Web Portal. On the left-hand side of the panel, select Incoming Calls and select Call Forwarding Not Reachable. Click the On button, and enter the forwarding number to add.

For Office Manager accounts, after logging in to the Personal Web Portal, select Phone Settings on the left and then enter the forward-to number under Alternate Phone Number.

Call Forwarding Selective – automatically forwards your incoming calls to a different phone number when predefined criteria, such as the phone number, time of day, or day of week, are met.

This feature activates when certain conditions are met. These conditions include:

  • Phone number
  • Time of day
  • Day of week
  • Caller ID is Private or Unavailable
  • Holiday

To set up this feature, access your Personal Web Portal. On the left-hand side of the panel, select Incoming Calls and select Call Forwarding Selective. Click the On button and the forwarding number to add. Then, define the criteria based on the incoming caller's identity, ranges of digits, or time schedule.

This feature is able to be turned on and off from the keypad on your phone. To activate this feature, simply press #76, then follow the prompts to enter the forward-to number. Deactivate this feature by pressing #77.

If you have any questions directly ask an Amazing Service Team member here or email us at support@nextiva.com. 

Note: If the incoming call does not match any of the criteria, normal call handling applies.

 

How to Set Up: Do Not Disturb

If you don’t want your calls to be disturbed, you can send all incoming calls to your voice mail. The caller hears no rings, just your voice mail message. Once Do Not Disturb (DND) is active, all incoming calls will be forwarded to your voice mail. If there is no voice mail configured, all callers will hear a busy tone.


To activate this feature, form your phone you can:

  • Press the Do Not Disturb button on your phone. If your phone does not have a DND button, follow the instructions below.  
  • You can dial *78 to activate, or *79 to deactivate.

To activate this feature, form your Portal:

  1. Log into your Nextiva portal by visiting cp.nextiva.com. From this page type in you will need to type in your login credential and select login. 
  2. After logging in, click on “Incoming Calls” under the “Options” menu on the left side of the screen and under “Basic” select “ Do not Distrub”
  3. Then select On and press OK.  You should now see it say Do not Disturb-on.  

If you have any questions directly ask an Amazing Service Team member here or email us at support@nextiva.com

How to Use Call Forwarding

How do I forward calls with Nextiva Connect?

Since Nextiva Connect is primarily a forwarding service, there are two different ways you can forward calls:

  1. The auto-attendant can forward calls from a main business number.
  2. You can forward from an individual employee’s extension.

Auto-attendant:

  • To forward calls with Nextiva Connect via the auto-attendant, sign in to your Nextiva Connect account.
  • Click on Sites, and then Auto Attendant
  • Assuming you have your auto-attendant set up with an incoming phone number, optional schedule and greeting applied, you can then specify the number that should receive forwarded calls.
  • You will see auto-attendant key options 1-9, as well as *, # and No Response.  You can choose a forwarding number on any desired key option. Type the number you wish to forward to in the box to the right of the key option. When done, be sure to click the save changes button at the bottom of the page.

Once complete, your callers can now press the desired key based on what the recorded greeting instructs them to do, and they will then be forwarded to the number you specified. It’s a good idea to place a ‘1’ before the forward-to number.

Example: A mobile glass repair company gets an incoming call to their Nextiva Connect account. An incoming caller is greeted with a message that welcomes them and instructs them to press “1” for estimates. They press 1, which then forwards to the mobile phone number you selected and placed in the “1” key action. The mobile glass company gets the call to their mobile phone and secures the estimate job. Success!

Employee:

  • To forward calls with Nextiva Connect employee, sign in to your Nextiva Connect account.
  • Click on Sites, then Employees, then Login
  • From there, a new browser window or tab will open. You will see a list of new options on the left side.

  • Under Features, click on the Forwarding Number Profiles link on the left-hand side of the page. You will then be in the forwarding numbers page for that specific employee. You can select up to 6 numbers to forward to. You can have the numbers ring at once or one at a time. Type the number you wish to forward to in the box to the right of the forwarding option. When done be sure to click the save changes button at the bottom of the page.
  • You can also create multiple forwarding profiles, which you can manually switch between at your leisure. Next to Profile at the top, select Create. If you like, you can even set up schedules to automatically switch profiles.

If you have any questions directly ask an Amazing Service Team member here or email us at support@nextiva.com

Will my Nextiva service work during a power outage?

Nextiva’s services will not work during a power outage, as Nextiva’s services require an active Internet connect. However, within Nextiva’s portals there are features that allow for automatic forwarding in the event of a power outage. Please see the screenshots below to see how these are managed in each portal:

For Office Manager, after logging into the employee select Phone Settings on the left, and then enter the forwarding number under Alternate Phone Number.

For NextOS, you will log in to the user profile through the enterprise portal, and select Call Forwarding Not Reachable to enter the forwarding number when your phone is unreachable.

If you have any questions directly ask an Amazing Service Team member here or email us at support@nextiva.com

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