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Calling Features

Anonymous Call Rejection block all incoming calls marked as Private or Anonymous. To activate: *77. To deactivate: *87.

See Also
Priority Call
Call Return

Anywhere Call Forwarding remotely forwards calls to any phone.

To activate and deactivate, call 513-421-7869. Enter your 10-digit phone number and password (temporary password is the last 4 digits of your order number), and follow prompts.

See Also
Call Waiting
One Reach

When the call block feature is activated on your account you can block calls from numbers that are on your Call Block list.

To Activate:

  1. Pick up phone handset and listen for dial tone.
  2. Press *60 (rotary customers dial 11 instead of *).
  3. Listen to the recorded instructions. The recorded instructions will tell you to press "0" to hear the instructions. The instructions will give you options on how to add, remove or review the numbers on your list. They will also tell you how to add your last caller. If you are a new subscriber to this service or have not entered any numbers on your Call Block list, you will be instructed to add one in order to turn on the service.
To Add the Last Incoming Caller to Your Call Block List:
  1. Dial *60
  2. Press the #(rotary customer dial 12 instead of #)
  3. Press 01 (rotary customer dial 12 instead of #)
  4. Press #, (rotary customer dial 12 instead of #), the system will repeat back to you the number unless your caller has used a privacy option.

To Deactivate:

Customers can turn their Call Block service on and off by pressing "3" after they use the *60 activation code.

See Also
Call Waiting
How do I forward calls from my home phone?

The Call Forwarding feature allows you to forward incoming calls to the local or long-distance number of choice, designating a new number each time you forward your calls.

To activate: *72, listen for dial tone, dial desired forwarded number and listen for 2 short beeps.

To deactivate: *73.

See Also
Three Way Call
Distinctive Ring

Call Return dials the last number that called your line.

To activate: *69.

See Also
Repeat Dial
Reveal

Call waiting allows you to put a caller on hold to answer an incoming call. Press the receiver to put the first call on hold and take the second call. To activate (one-time only): *70.  To hear who is calling, Cincinnati Bell offers Talking Call Waiting, know who is calling before switching over to the new call.

See Also
Anywhere Call Forwarding
How do I forward calls from my home phone?

Caller ID displays caller's name and number or city and state of callers. To use Caller ID Name & Number service, customers must purchase a display phone or unit.

See Also
Priority Call
Distinctive Ring

Distinctive ring allows customers to differentiate incoming calls by using separate telephone numbers and ringing patterns without the expense of additional telephone lines.  To activate call 513-721-0231 and enter your home phone number and then your temporary password which is 1111.

See Also
Three Way Call
Anonymous Call Rejection

The One Reach feature allows your home number to ring directly to another line or number.  To activate calls 513-39REACH (7-3224) and you will be walked through prompts to activate the service.

See Also
How does Caller ID work?
Call Return

Priority Call allows you to select up to six telephone numbers from which incoming calls will cause the phone to ring in a special way.

To activate: *61.

See Also
One Reach
Distinctive Ring

Quiet Time is a service that allows customers to block incoming calls during specific times while still allowing important calls to get through.  To turn on this service, dial (513) 565-5555, you will be asked to verify your home phone number and to set up a 4-digit pin.  To turn on Quiet Time after initial activation dial *961 from the phone and to deactivate dial *962.

See Also
How does Caller ID work?
Call Return

Repeat Dial will automatically redial a number for up to 30 minutes until the call gets through. To activate: *66.  To deactivate: *86.

See Also
Reveal
Three Way Call

Reveal stops calls marked unidentified by Caller ID before they reach you and asks callers to input their phone number.  To activate: dial *87 to assure that your Anonymous Call Rejection service is turned off. Then dial *99  to activate Reveal. 

See Also
Distinctive Ring
Quiet Time

Three Way Calling allows you to talk to two different parties at the same time.

See Also
Call Waiting
Three Way Call