Ever made a call and seen that little pop-up message stating that “Conditional call forwarding [is] active.” At first glance you don’t really think twice about it, but then as you are making your call you wonder, “hmm… I wonder what that was supposed to mean?” And just like that you forget about the whole message altogether. Well, don’t fret because its a harmless reminder.
Usually when you receive obscure notifications on your phone you assume there is some sort of problem, but the conditional call forwarding message merely confirms that your call is connected and that any other incoming calls will be forwarded to your voicemail.
To change your call forwarding/voicemail settings, simply hit Menu > Settings > Call settings > Call forwarding settings:
From here you have 4 options:
- Always forward
- Forward when busy
- Forward when unanswered
- Forward when unreachable
Usually this means that anytime you aren’t reachable it will send your incoming call to voicemail. Although my carrier won’t let me, it looks like you can change or disable these numbers so that callers will be able to reach you at a second number (besides your voicemail) or are just notified that you aren’t taking calls. In a nutshell, conditional and unconditional call forwarding are binary: if you want incoming calls to voicemail no matter the situation, you can activate unconditional call forwarding by selecting “Always forward.” Other than that you will be forwarding calls only in certain conditions, i.e. when in the middle of a call, or busy.