Cincinnati Bell

Home Phone

Features & Add-ons

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Take your phone to the next level

With convenient calling services and care packages from Cincinnati Bell, put your phone to work for your household, protect your investment, and make your life easier. Pick the type of feature you're interested in below.

Never Miss A Call

The following calling features are designed to help you never miss that important call. From call forwarding to voicemail, we'll keep you connected.


Voicemail

Why give out different numbers to avoid missing calls? Voicemail service from Cincinnati Bell, your callers just need to know your one home phone number. Text messaging and forwarding features have you covered when you're on the go, so you can always be reached if you want to be.

Listen to your messages online

Now you can check your home and wireless voicemail box without picking up a phone. Check your messages online with just a click of a button through your Cincinnati Bell My Account. The best part, this service is absolutely free and easy to access.

To check your home or wireless voicemail, simply log on to my account and click "Listen to Voicemail" just below the Current Balance information.

Text Message Notification

When you get a new voicemail message at home, a text alert can be sent to your wireless phone - displaying your caller's name and number.


Zero Forward

Your Voicemail comes with an operator... sort of. If a caller presses 0 during your voicemail greeting, the call can be forwarded to a number you specify here.

$ 9 00
/mo
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Anywhere Call Forwarding

Cincinnati Bell introduces "Anywhere Call Forwarding" the service that gives you the freedom to activate/deactivate your Call Forwarding from "Any Phone", Anywhere!

Features: One number access to remotely forward calls, Voice prompts to guide you through activation/deactivation of the Service, Password security, Receive your calls "anywhere" and at "anytime".

$ 6 00
/mo
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Call Forward

Call Forward gives you the freedom to go, with the confidence that you can be reached. Simply activate the service and enter the phone number where you can be reached. All of your calls will be routed to that number - even to a long distance number or wireless phone.

Features & Benefits: Turn on or off as needed, The number you forward to can be changed at anytime, You won't miss important calls, Forward all calls to your wireless phone while you're on the Internet.

$ 6 00
/mo
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One Reach Plus

With One Reach Plus, any call into your home phone will also ring up to 2 additional phones simultaneously. The first phone to pick up - whether it's your home phone, office phone, or your wireless phone - will be connected to the call. Plus, your callers only have to remember one important phone number - your One Reach number.

One Reach Plus is the perfect service for the mobile professional or the busy family. Schools, day cares, clients, and family alike will know that your One Reach number is the best way of reaching you. There's no need to give out different phone numbers, depending on where you'll be that day.

Features: It's easy to customize One Reach to work for you. Just by dialing the automated 513.39REACH, you may: Activate and deactivate One Reach at any time, Change or hear your 2 call out numbers, Change your PIN for added security.

$ 5 00
/mo
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Priority Call

With Priority Call, you know that a call is important before you answer. You can even mark numbers from which you do not wish to receive calls, and when you hear that particular ring, you can choose to ignore the call.

Features: Easily turn on and off Priority Call, Change the list of callers at any time.

Benefits: Receive only important calls, Mark numbers that you do not wish to answer.

$ 5 00
/mo
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Priority Forward

Priority Forward allows only the most important calls to be forwarded, giving you control over who can reach you and where you can be reached.

Features & Benefits: Priority Forward can be turned on and off as needed, Forward important calls to your wireless phone while you are on the Internet, Never worry about missing an important call, Use the Internet knowing that you won't miss calls.

$ 5 00
/mo
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Repeat Dial

Repeat Dial saves you time and hassles the next time you get a busy signal. Repeat Dial automatically redials the number for you up to 30 minutes until the call gets through.

Features & Benefits: Dial *66 to activate Repeat Dial, Leaves you free to do more important things, Take the call from any phone in your home, Available for all Cincinnati Bell customers.

$ 5 00
/mo
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Pager Notification

Pager Notification lets you know when a new message is left in your mailbox - whether you're at home, work, shopping, or anywhere else! You decide which messages generate a page and can set a schedule for receiving notification pages. Cincinnati Bell's Pager Notification service works with any pager service - including Cincinnati Bell Wireless phones.

Features: Pages you up to three times per message, Lets you set a paging schedule by time of day and weekday versus weekend, Can generate paging notification by urgent messages only.

Benefits: Get important messages immediately, Access your messages from any telephone, Choose how and when you will receive notification.

Availability: Pager Notification is available in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana in Cincinnati Bell's local coverage area.

$ 3 50
/mo
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Know Who's Calling

The following calling features are designed to help you know who's calling so you never miss that important connection.


Caller ID

So you won't be bothered by unwanted calls, Caller ID shows you the name and number of the person calling. The decision to answer is up to you. It's like a peep-hole for your phone!

$ 8 00
/mo
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Call Waiting

Call Waiting service signals that another party is calling. A tone indicates that there is an incoming call. A multiple tone indicates the incoming call is long distance. Call Waiting allows you to put one caller on hold while you talk to the other, and you can switch between the two calls.

Features & Benefits: Put a call on hold to answer a second call, Special multiple tones indicates incoming long distance calls, Switch between callers, Fewer interruptions to online connections, Avoid missing important phone calls.

$ 6 60
/mo
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Anonymous Call Rejection

Anonymous Call Rejection (ACR) blocks unwanted calls marked "private" or "anonymous". When Anonymous Call Rejection is activated, your phone will not ring when an incoming private call is received. Instead, the private call will be routed to an announcement telling the caller that the called party is not accepting calls marked "private" or "anonymous".

$ 5 00
/mo
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Call Return (*69)

Simply dial *69 and Call Return lets you know the name and number of the person you missed, without any special equipment. It will even dial the number for you if you want to return the call.

Features: Tells the name and phone number of calls you've missed, Easily returns missed calls, Tells you the number from outside the Cincinnati Bell service area.

Benefits: Instant access, just dial *69, Quickly return the calls that you want, No need to look up telephone numbers -- Call Return does the dialing for you.

$ 5 00
/mo
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Distinctive Ring

With Distinctive Ring you'll know who the call is for by the sound of the ring. Designate up to two additional phone numbers (two additional numbers are available in most areas), each with their own ring, on a single phone line. Distinctive Ring is especially valuable if you work from home: you can tell by the ring whether the call is personal or business.

Features & Benefits: Some fax machines can detect a distinctive ring, so you can effectively have a number for your fax machine and a number for telephone conversations using only one line, Great for families with children or work at home, Have a home number and a fax number with only one telephone line.

$ 6 00
/mo
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Reveal

Reveal stops calls marked "unidentified" by Caller ID before they reach you and asks callers to input their phone number. If the caller does not enter a number, that call will not ring your phone. When a number is entered, the call will ring your phone, and the name (when available) and number will appear on your Caller ID box with an asterisk.

Unidentified calls normally appear on your Caller ID box as "unavailable," "unknown," "out-of-area," "private," "blocked" or "anonymous," depending on the type of Caller ID equipment you own. Most telemarketers use auto-dialers unable to respond to Reveal's request for a number input.

Features & Benefits: Avoid computerized telemarketing calls, Turn on and off the Reveal service from your phone.

Availability: Not Available in: Bethel (734), Butler (472), Crittenden (428), Glencoe (643), Hamlet(797), Miami (353), New Richmond (553), Newtonsville (625), Reily (756, 757, 775, 776), Seven Mile (726), Shandon (738), Walton (485, 493), Warsaw (567), Williamsburg (536, 724), Williamstown (823, 824).

$ 5 00
/mo
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Talking Call Waiting

You're on an important phone call. You hear a Call Waiting tone telling you there is another call coming in. You don't really want to interrupt your current call, but you're afraid the second call may be your child at school. What to do? With Talking Call Waiting, you'll know what to do.

Features: Identifies incoming caller's "Calling Party Number" or detects if unavailable or private, Uses Caller ID's Calling Name Database to get the name of the caller, TCW does a text to speech conversion of the name found in the database, Name is voiced to subscriber.

Benefits: Know who is calling without interrupting your current call, Enhanced call management, Does not require special equipment, More convenient for visually impaired.

$ 4 00
/mo
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Control Your Calls

The following calling features are designed to help you control your home phone communications. From call blocking features to three-way calling, you're in control.


Non-Published Number

Worry less about your privacy in the new high-tech world. With a Non-Published number, your name & number are removed from both the printed & online White Pages. Additionally, your name & number are removed from directory assistance and will not appear on Caller ID.

Features & Benefits: Remove your name & number from both the printed & online White Pages, Remove your name & number from directory assistance, Hide your name & number on Caller ID.

$ 6 00
/mo
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Three-way Calling

Talk with two people at the same time on one phone line with Three Way Calling. Available for a monthly fee or on a pay-per-use basis (Long distance charges apply when you connect a long distance conference call).

Features & Benefits: Easy to add and drop participants from conversations, Available as a pay-per-use service or as a monthly subscription service, Three Way Calling is perfect for coordinating plans with two friends.

$ 5 00
/mo
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Call Block

Block all telephone calls to your home phone, 24 hours a day, just during dinner, or any time that calls are inconvenient to you or your family. Callers must be within the Cincinnati Bell service area to have their numbers blocked.

Features: Block calls from numbers that you select, Eliminate unwanted callers, Flexible to fit your needs.

Benefits: Select up to six phone numbers to block (callers will hear a courtesy message telling them that you are unavailable when they call, Change blocked numbers at any time, Easily turn the service on and off.

$ 5 00
/mo
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Quiet Time

Quiet Time allows you to block incoming calls during times that you set while still allowing important calls to get through. You can set up a schedule for Quiet Time to be active, or just turn the service on as needed. When Quiet Time is active, callers will hear a standard announcement stating the person they are trying to reach is unavailable at this time. If you have Voice Mail, the caller can be automatically sent to your mailbox. When you deactivate your Quiet Time service, your telephone rings in the normal manner.

Features: Your schedule automatically activates and deactivates service, Select a greeting that your callers hear when activated, Create a password that callers may enter to ring your telephone when the service is active, Establish a list of callers that automatically ring your telephone, Include Distinctive Ring numbers in your Quiet Time service, Make changes to your service as often as you like.

Benefits: Ends interruptions during dinner or sleeping, Turns the service on when you want, Able to receive important calls, Eliminates solicitations and unwanted calls, Calls can go directly to Voice Messaging, Controls calls during certain time frames, Requires password for caller to ring phone.

Availability: Not Available in: Bethel (734), Butler (472), Crittenden (428), Glencoe (643), Hamlet(797), Miami (353), New Richmond (553), Newtonsville (625), Reily (756, 757, 775, 776), Seven Mile (726), Shandon (738), Walton (485, 493), Warsaw (567), Williamsburg (536, 724), Williamstown (823, 824)

Your exchange is the second three numbers in your ten digit telephone number. For example, if your phone number is XXX.397.XXXX, your exchange is 397.

$ 5 00
/mo
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Speed Call 8

Get abbreviated dialing for those numbers you call all the time: the office, parents, best friends. With Speed Call 8, dialing is simple and fast from any phone in your home! Select your 8 most frequently dialed numbers, and change your list of programmed numbers as often as you wish.

Benefits: Select your eight most often called numbers, Change your list as often as you need to, Works from any phone in your home, Especially valuable for emergencies.

$ 5 00
/mo
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Speed Call 30

Get abbreviated dialing for those numbers you call all the time: the office, parents, best friends. With Speed Call 30, dialing is simple and fast from any phone in your home! Select your 30 most frequently dialed numbers, and change your list of programmed numbers as often as you wish.

Benefits: Select your thirty most often called numbers, Change your list as often as you need to, Works from any phone in your home, Especially valuable for emergencies.

$ 5 00
/mo
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Care Packages

Protect your wiring & phone equipment throughout home. Let Cincinnati Bell protect you from unexpected repairs. Our Care Packages cover the cost of phone care or wire care.

Complete Care Package
Complete Care

Complete Care combines all of the services of Phone Care & Wire Care. It is a maintenance plan for both your inside wiring and your out-of-warranty telephones.

Wire Care Package
Wire Care

Wire Care covers repairs on qualified inside phone wiring, protecting you from potentially costly repairs to wiring & jacks in your home.

Phone Care Package
Phone Care

This simple equipment maintenance plan provides guaranteed repair or replacement for out-of-warranty telephones and Caller ID boxes, regardless of where you purchased them.



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* When you bundle home phone & another qualifying service.

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