This guide is intended to be used as a handy reference for Traditional Landline Calling Features. Some features are not available in all areas.

Note: Unless you have the feature included in your phone plan, there may be a charge by your telephone company for the use of these features. To find out the cost, or to get the feature included, please contact your telephone company's business office. (this number can usually be found in the front of your telephone directory or you can ask your operator).
Telephone Feature Guide
Select a feature...

Anonymous Call Rejection
Call Blocking
Caller ID Blocking
Per Line Blocking
Call Forwarding
Selective Call Forwarding
No Answer Call Forwarding
Busy Call ForwardingU-Verse Safe Call Forwarding
Call Return
Priority Distinctive Ring
Call Trace
Call Waiting
Cancel Call Waiting
Repeat Dial
Speed Dial 8
Speed Dial 30
Voicemail Access
3-way Calling
AT&T Privacy Manager®
U-Verse Do Not Disturb
U-Verse Call Screaning
U-Verse Locate Me
Verizon Call Gate
Intercom Ring
Ring Count (# of rings)
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Call Waiting
This feature allows you to take a second incoming call while you are already on the phone.

To activate:

This feature requires a subscription. Call your telephone company's business office to place an order or ask questions.

To disable on a per-call basis, dial:

*70 (or 1170 on a rotary phone)

To use the service...

When you have a call waiting, you will hear a short beep. To answer press "flash" or briefly tap the receiver hook. This will put the current call on hold an answer the second. To switch back to the first call, simply press "flash" or tap the hook again.

Helpful Hints:

1. In some areas, if you hang up the phone, your phone will ring again and re-connect you with the first caller.
2. In some areas there is a feature called Call Waiting ID, this feature allows you to see the name/number of the second caller on your Caller ID display. (You must have a compatible display marked "Call Waiting ID"  regular caller-id displays will NOT work).