A Call Forwarding Number
is an alternate phone number where a call gets forwarded to when you are unable to answer using your RingCentral desktop app, RingCentral mobile app, or IP Phone.
Account Administrators can configure other User's Call Forwarding for their User (business or company hours) or After Hours. Account Administrators can also configure their own Call Forwarding
settings. Follow the steps below to know how.Configuring a User's Call Forwarding for User HoursConfiguring a User's Call Forwarding for After HoursConfiguring your own Call Forwarding via your own Extension SettingsNOTE:
This article assumes that you are already logged in into your online account. If not, see Logging in to your RingCentral Online Account
to know how. If you wish to customize a User's User or After Hours, Configure User and After Hours
Configuring a User's Call Forwarding for User Hours
User Hours are the business or company hours.
Go to Users > Users list
Under Users with Extension
, click on the User that you wish to configure.
Click Call Handling and Forwarding
Fill in the number in the field provided to receive forwarded calls and click anywhere on the white space to enter the number.
NOTE: By default, your RingCentral Desktop App & Smart Phone (Mobile App) will always be the first ring as your forwarding number. You also have three (3) pre-labelled forwarding number slots for your non-RingCentral Work, Home or Mobile numbers. To enable or disable your listed call forwarding number, toggle the button on the device you want to enable or disable.
Set how long the caller will hear the ringing before the system tries the next number in the list. Five (5) seconds is equal to approximately one ring.
Click Add Call Forwarding Phone to add up to 10 forwarding numbers.
NOTE: To rearrange the order of your forwarding numbers, just hold your mouse on the row and drag and drop the row to your desired order.
If you'd like to forward your calls to other Users' phones, click and click Forward to Other's Phones.
A pop-up window will appear. Select the User you'd like to forward calls to and click Done. It will be added on the list of your forwarding numbers.
If you wish to create a Ring Group, select the phones that will ring at the same time your call comes in and click Create Ring Group.
QUICK TIP: A Ring Group is a group of user’s phones (forwarding numbers) within an extension that ring when the hosted extension rings. A Call Queue Group is a group of users/extensions, which receive queue calls to be answered by the next available member of the group. If you are expecting a multitude of calls to be coming into a direct number or extension, setting up a Call Queue Group is recommended instead of a Ring Group. See Setting Up a Call Queue group to learn more.
To ungroup, tick the checkbox of the grouped phones and click Ungroup.
Set your Incoming Calls Forward in this Order. You can set in two (2) options:
• Sequentially - All listed phones will ring one at a time, in order of priority.
• Simultaneously - All listed phones will ring at the same time.
NOTE: You can also click save anytime to avoid losing your settings.
Configuring a User's Call Forwarding for After Hours
If you have set custom hours for your business or company, this will enable you to configure and decide how calls will be answered during a User's After Hours.
Go to Settings > Call Handling and Forwarding
On After Hours
, click what Your calls will do this during After Hours
. You can select from the following:• Send callers directly to voicemail
- Select if you want calls to go directly to your voicemail.• Play announcement and disconnect
- Select if you want to play a recorded greeting, then immediately hang up. You can click Edit
to select a Default
Under Custom, you can record using your Phone, Computer Microphone or by Importing a recorded file. Click Done to save your Custom greeting.
• Forward Calls
- Select if you want to forward the call to multiple phone numbers in a specific order and have your greeting settings apply. The steps will be the same on how you configure User Hours
.• Unconditional Forwarding
- Select if you want to forward the call to a different phone number without having to go through your greeting settings. This option is good when you want the call to go directly to your personal voicemail when you don't pick-up. Just enter the phone number on the Forward Calls
NOTE: There may be delay when forwarding calls to a non-RingCentral number. This is due to the time spent establishing a connection between RingCentral and the carrier of the forwarding number.
Configuring your own Call Forwarding via your own Extension Settings
On the Admin Portal
page, click Admin Portal > My Extension
. See Configure Call Forwarding
for the specific steps.