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    How to describe a problem with a phone

    Hello,

    I'd like to say a sentence about damage to the telephone/line. I'd like to say that when I dial a specific number completely different person answers, a person who has other phone number. Is the verb redirect okay here? See the example please:

    1. When I call Barbara the phone redirects to xxx xxx xxx
    2. When I call Barbara the number is redirected to xxx xxx xxx

    thanks

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    Re: How to describe a problem with a phone

    Yes, the second is better.

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    Re: How to describe a problem with a phone

    'When I call Barbara the call is re-routed to xxx xxx xxx.'
    Is it OK?

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    Re: How to describe a problem with a phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'When I call Barbara​, the call is re-routed to xxx xxx xxx.'
    Is it OK?
    Yes.

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    Re: How to describe a problem with a phone

    "When I call 123-456-789, it always goes through to 123-456-567."
    "No matter what number I call, it always goes through to a different number."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to describe a problem with a phone

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "No matter what number I call, it always goes through to a different number."
    Can it be rewritten as 'It is always misdirected to a different number whatever number I call'?

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    Re: How to describe a problem with a phone

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes, the second is better.
    I don't honestly have much preference there.

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    #8

    Re: How to describe a problem with a phone

    It really depends on whether the problem is with your phone or the service provider.

    If your phone has a serious issue, where every time you type the number 1 it dials the number 4 or something similar, then I wouldn't say the call is misdirected. That is a serious but basic problem with your phone which would be the fault/responsibility of the manufacturer. For me, a misdirected call is one where you dialled the right numbers, the right numbers were 'broadcast' but then the mobile phone company directed the call to the wrong number.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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