All the features, known as “calling features” on VoIP lines are available as star codes. To use the VoIP star codes simply put the phone on speaker mode, and then dial the “*” followed by two or three digits codes. Most residential VoIP providers use two digits. On the other hand business providers will extend to up to 3 digits.
The neat thing is that star codes may be enabled or disabled, such as call forwarding, on-demand, or on a per-call basis. For example, dial *72 to forward all calls to voicemail when busy watching the game, et voila! 🙂
Below we describe and list some of the most commonly used VoIP Star Codes in Canada.
|Star Code||Calling Feature Description|
|*30||Blacklist an individual number.|
|*52 + Number||Call Forward No Answer/Unavailable Activate.|
|*67||For privacy, this will block your Caller ID name and number.|
|*69||Return a call to the last person that called in.|
|*70||Cancel call waiting. Usually call waiting is enabled by default.|
|*71||Enable call waiting.|
|*72 + Number||Forward all calls to the phone number entered after the feature code.|
|*73||Cancel call forwarding.|
|*77||Block all anonymous calls.|
|*78||Activate Do Not Disturb (DND).|
|*79||De-activate Do Not Disturb (DND).|
|*97||Access your own voicemail.|
|*98||Dial any voicemail.|
To Wrap Up
The VoIP star codes are very convenient shortcuts to accessing modern features of your phone system by simply dialing the code into your phone. Being able to forward all calls to your cell phone before taking the dog for a walk by dialing *72 is simply awesome.
This guide highlighted some common features codes used by most VoIP phone providers, note that some may have more or less, including some custom codes.
In short hope, this guide helps get the most out of VoIP phone systems.