Find Your Number and Use Call Forwarding on Sony Xperia ZL

Edited by Charmed, Eng, Graeme, VisiHow

Some people even if they are using the same SIM card number for months or even a year they still don't memorize their own number. I don't memorize my own number :) I always have to look at someone else's phone to see what is my number and sometimes if am in the computer I am just copying and pasting my number. So it is useful to know where to find your number in case you need it. In the first part of this article we will guide you on how to find your number on Sony Xperia ZL.

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Find your number

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon
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    From Applications tap 'Settings'
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    From Settings scroll down to System and then tap 'About Phone'
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    Then tap 'Status'
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    You should then see your Phone Number in 'My Phone Number'
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Use call forwarding

Mobile is very handy we can bring it anywhere and use it anywhere most of the time but even if this is the case there are some circumstances that prevents us from reaching and or attending to our mobile like for example if your battery is dead, you don't have a signal, you are using your phone talking to someone else or you are in an establishment which prohibits the use of mobile phone. In the situations mentioned Call Forwarding is very handy.

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  1. 1
    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon
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    From Applications tap 'Settings'
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    From settings under Device tap 'Call Settings'
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    Then tap 'Call Forwarding'
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    You should then see the options, if you want to forward the calls all the time then choose 'Always Forward', If you want the calls to be forwarded when your phone is busy then select 'Forward when busy', If you want to forward the call if you are unable to answer it then choose 'Forward when unanswered' and if you want to forward the call if your phone is out of reach like for example no signal or dead you may choose 'Forward when unreachable'
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    Let us choose for example 'Forward when unanswered'
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    Then tap this option. A popup window will appear where you can type in the phone number where you want the call to be forwarded. After you type the number tap 'Enable'.
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    Your Call Forwarding is now setup.
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Disable call forwarding

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon
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    From Applications tap 'Settings'
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    From settings under Device tap 'Call Settings'
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    Then tap 'Call Forwarding'
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    Then select the type of settings that you want to disable for example you want to disable the call forwarding when unanswered, then tap to select this option
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    Then a popup will appear and will give you an option to disable, tap disable.
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    You call forwarding has been disabled.
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Questions and Answers

I can't find my own number on my phone?

Thank you, I could use your help with 2 different issues

Some carriers do not include the number on the SIM card; so, you will see something like "Unknown" instead of the actual number. You can try another method. Call your friend from your phone. Your number will be shown on his or her screen. You can record your number in your own contact list after that.

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Alternatively, you can follow the instructions below to add your number to your SIM card afterwards.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on Contacts.
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    Press the menu key on the phone.
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    Tap on "More" in the options.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "Own Number" in "Settings".
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    Enter your name and phone number that showed up on the friend's phone when you called him or her
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    Tap on the save button.
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Some carriers also offer USSD codes to get your phone number, for example, you can dial *555# for some Vodafone SIM cards. Contact your carrier for more details.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.

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