Call Forwarding Deactivate Code: How to Stop Call Forwarding on Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio, and BSNL

A step by step guide to deactivate call forwarding.

Call forwarding is one of the widely used features on any phone, be it a feature phone or a smartphone. Often, this feature is also called call diversion. Basically, it allows an incoming call to be redirected to another number. For instance, an incoming call on your phone can be redirected to your secondary phone number, or a relative or friend’s number for emergency situations. This service can be available on all operators in India including Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio, and BSNL.

The aforementioned feature is being used by many users globally as well as in India. But, recently many telecom operators have started charging a fee in order to use this feature, which has forced many users to opt-out of this. This is where deactivating call forwarding comes into the picture. If you don’t want to pay an additional amount for forwarding calls or you just want to deactivate call forwarding for any other reasons, you can do that with the help of our guide here.

Before we get started, it is worth mentioning that the call forwarding feature can come in handy if you are busy with your work and you want someone else to pick up your calls. For instance, if you are at work and you’re expecting to get a call from a person to deliver your product to your home, instead of you picking upyour call, with call forwarding, you can forward calls to someone who’s at home. Similarly, there are several use cases and all the network providers offer this service. There are four major types of call forwarding:

  1. When your number is not reachable
  2. When you are busy
  3. Always on call forwarding mode
  4. When you don’t answer the call

In this guide, we have mentioned how you can stop call forwarding on  Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio, and BSNL SIM cards. In order to deactivate, you can do it in two ways:

  1. Deactivate all types of call forwarding
  2. Activate one and deactivate others

You can deactivate in two ways, one is by using phones settings and the other is by using USSD codes. In this article, we will take a look at how we can deactivate using the codes. 

Call Forwarding Deactivate Code for Airtel

Airtel now offers additional data after the price hike
Airtel now offers additional data after the price hike

Airtel is still one of the major telcos in India with millions users. Here is how you can deactivate call forwarding using codes. Choose the deactivation code that suits your requirement. 

Deactivate Code Result
##21#
Stop for all phone calls
##67#
When you are busy
##61#
When you don’t answer the call
##62#
When the phone is not reachable

 

Also Read: Airtel APN Settings for High Speed 4G Internet: How to Set Airtel Access Point on Your Smartphone for Internet Access

Call Forwarding Deactivate Code for Reliance Jio

Deactivate Code Result
*413
Stop for all phone calls
*402
unconditional call forwarding
*406
When you are busy
*404
When you don’t answer the call
*410
When the phone is not reachable

 

Also Read: Jio Caller Tune: How to Set or Remove JioTune Using JioSaavn, My Jio App, SMS, Star Button?

Call Forwarding Deactivate Code for Vodafone Idea (Vi)Vodafone_Idea_750_0

Deactivate Code Result
##002#
Stop for all phone calls
##67#
When you are busy
##61#
When you don’t answer the call
##62#
When the phone is not reachable

 

Also Read: Vi Balance Check: How to Check Vodafone Idea Data, Talktime, SMS, Recharge Plan Validity Using USSD Numbers, Vi App

Call Forwarding Deactivate Code for BSNLBSNL Logo

Deactivate Code Result
##21#
Stop for all phone calls
##67#
When you are busy
##61#
When you don’t answer the call
##62#
When the phone is not reachable

 

BSNL offers a free call forwarding service with its Rs 199 postpaid plan as well. You can check out more details here.

Also Read: BSNL Balance Check: How to Check BSNL Data, SMS, Talktime, Prepaid Plan Validity – Enquiry Number Code List

These aforementioned codes for network providers Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio, and BSNL will help you stop call forwarding service completely or partially based on your preference and the code you enter.

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Srivatsa is a freelance writer at MySmartPrice. He likes to write and talk about Smartphones, Android, Cricket, and more. He has previously worked at TechRadar and AndroidPolice.