Home Phone Features


Caller ID and Call Blocking Features

Caller ID Name & Number

Displays caller name and number.

Caller ID Name

Displays caller name only.

Caller ID Number

Displays caller number only.

Anonymous Call Rejection (*77)

Use this service with Caller ID to reject anonymous callers — whose numbers are blocked from your Caller ID display. An announcement states that you do not accept anonymous calls and they can remove blocking and place the call again. Blocked, private and anonymous numbers are rejected. Calls from identified, unknown, out-of-area or unavailable IDs will ring through as usual.

Per-Call Blocking

Dial a code on a per-call basis to prevent your number from appearing on Caller ID.

Per-Line Blocking

Set your number to appear on Caller ID as “private.” Or unblock your line to identify yourself.

Selective Call Acceptance (*68)

Program your phone to accept calls only from a selected list.  All other callers will hear an announcement that you are not accepting calls at this time.

Selective Call Rejection (*60)

Program your phone to reject calls from any number you place on the rejection list. Callers on your list will hear an announcement that you are not accepting calls at this time.

Blocking For Outgoing Calls – 411 Block, Toll Deny, Collect Call, Third-Party

These features block direct dial access to 411 local directory assistance and/or the toll network, which are in-state and out-of-state long distance numbers. These features do not block calls to toll-free numbers such as 800 numbers and they do not block you from accepting incoming collect calls.


Call Forwarding Features

Call Forwarding

Program incoming calls to ring to another number and continue to make outgoing calls. When a call is forwarded, your phone makes a short ring.

Call Forward-Busy Line

When your line is busy or you are unable to answer, incoming calls are forwarded to another number after a specified number of rings.

Call Forward-Don’t Answer

When your line is busy or you are unable to answer, incoming calls are forwarded to another number after a specified number of rings.

Call Forward-Remote Access

Allows you to access and control your call forwarding features when you are away from your phone. You can turn your Call Forwarding on or off or change the number you have programmed for your calls to forward to. To access this feature, you must dial one of the access numbers listed. You will be provided with the correct access number when you sign up for the feature. If you forget or misplace your access number, simply call 611 from any MTA phone or dial 745-3131 and one of our representatives will be able to help you.

Multiple Simultaneous Call Forward

Forward several calls simultaneously.

Remote Call Forward

Keep your established number and forward calls to your new location. This feature does not allow for dial tone at a physical location. It only allows calls to a number to be rerouted to a predetermined number that cannot be changed by the customer.

Ring Anywhere

Answer calls from another location or mobile phone. You can program up to four additional telephone numbers to use and when to activate them. The first number in your group to answer a call gets connected, while the other numbers are released.

Selective Call Fowarding

Program your phone to forward only those calls from a special list of numbers to another number such as your mobile phone. All other callers will ring at your phone as usual.


Assorted Calling Features

Call Transfer

Transfer a call to another number or add a third person to a call. When you hang up, the other two people can continue their conversation.

Call Waiting Display

Call Waiting alerts you to another incoming call. Put the first call on hold while you answer the second call. Or see who’s calling before you decide whether to interrupt your current call. Enhanced Call Waiting and Caller ID features are required.

Continuous Redial (*66) Unlimited Use

Allow your phone to keep trying a busy number for up to 30 minutes. When the called party’s line becomes available, Continuous Redial signals you with a special ring and automatically places the call when you pick up the phone.

Deny Origination

Restrict the use of your telephone to incoming calls only.

Deny Termination

Restrict the use of your phone to outbound calls only.

Enhanced Call Waiting

Call Waiting alerts you when another call is waiting. You can put your first call on hold and answer the second. A reminder tone will be heard about ten seconds later if the second call remains unanswered. The second call hears the normal ringing tone only.

Last Call Return (*69) Unlimited Use

Find out who just called, then return the call by dialing a simple code.

Personalized Ring

Add a completely separate phone number to your existing line, with a unique-sounding ring.

Revertive Dialing (Intercom)

Call someone in another room or other floor of your home or office.

Speed Calling

Speed Calling stores up to eight numbers, then dials them with just the push of a button. These numbers can be local or long distance.

Three-Way Calling

Three-Way Calling lets you and two other parties all talk together. It works with local calls, long distance calls or a combination of both. Three-Way Calling can be used whether you have received or placed the first call.