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Star Codes / Value Added Features

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Overview

Value added features and star codes are available to Shaw phone customers, however the exact availability of these features depends on which Shaw Phone package you are currently subscribed to. These features include the ability to set Do Not Disturb messages, Simultaneous Ring, Anonymous Call Blocking and more.


Details

To see which features come with your phone package, please view our Compare Shaw Home Phone Plans page: http://shaw.ca/home-phone/Compare-Plans/


FeatureDescriptionActivationDeactivation
Anonymous Call BlockingAllows you to block unidentified calls (No call display information)

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Shaw to Shaw CallingResidential Shaw Home Phone Lite, Shaw Home Phone Basic customers, Shaw Business Phone, Business Phone Plus will not be charged for long distance calls made to any other Shaw Home Phone customers (with any service level)

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Do Not DisturbDo Not Disturb allows you to block all incoming calls with a message to the caller that you are not currently accepting calls at this time

 

You're still able to make outgoing calls when Do Not Disturb is enabled and will receive stutter tone when going off-hook as a reminder that Do Not Disturb is enabled

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Simultaneous Ring

Ring your home phone and up to 4 other phones of your choice, to enable/disable login to phone.shaw.ca

Call Trace
Causes a call to be traced for future reference.  Only to be used for legal action

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Selective Call BlockingLets you enter up to 32 specific numbers from which you do not want to receive calls.

 

Anyone trying to call your phone from a number you have blocked will hear a recording advising them you are not accepting calls from their number.

  • Activate by dialing *60 and press 3. Press # and enter the phone number you do not wish to receive calls from, then press #

 

  • To block the number from the last call you received, dial *60 and press #, 0, 1, #

 

  • To deactivate, dial *60 and press 3

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Busy RedialGetting a busy tone? Let the Network monitor the line and call you back as soon as the line you're calling is available

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Call Display BlockingPrevents your name and phone number from being displayed when you make a call

 

Private Number and Private Name will be displayed instead of your name and number. This feature is activated on a per-call basis

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Call Return AnnouncementLets you dial the last number that called you, even if you didn't answer the call

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Disable Call Waiting for 1 call

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Forwarding Calls Directly to VM

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Call ForwardingRedirects your incoming calls to another phone number

*72 then the phone number

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Display "Name" and "Number" for a Non-Published telephone numberIf you have your home phone number set as non published (does not display any call information) this option allows them to display their name and number on the receiving ends Caller ID. (per-call basis)

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Voice Mail Access

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3 Way Calling

Also known as conference calling, this feature allows you to invite a second party into your phone call so that you can speak to two people simultaneously


Steps for 3 Way Calling:

1. Call first phone number

2. Press the Link/Flash button on your phone

3. Dial second phone number

4. When the second party answers, press the Link/Flash button again to begin your 3 way call

 

 


 

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