Google Voice Allows Users to Port Mobile Number
Google has added a minor, but useful, new feature to its Google Voice service. Users may now port an existing cellular phone number from their wireless carrier to Google Voice. Porting the number costs $20 (simply changing Google Voice numbers costs $10). Doing this would allow Voice users to keep their familiar number with them no matter what device they are using, as well as switch handsets and carriers frequently without losing their number. Google notes that choosing to port you number will cancel you existing wireless account, which may leave users open to early termination fees. It appears that Google has pulled this feature from Google Voice for the time being, claiming that number porting is being tested, but not ready for primetime.
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and it's Gone...
Hope it comes back for ya'll...
If it cancels your account
I guess I'm missing something
So you would have to port your number over to Google, then start up a new line of service with a carrier, get a random number assigned to you, and then turn on the call forwarding to your Google Voice number.
Sounds like there are still some kinks to work out.
What if I am still using it in tandem with my other phones as I've been in the past?
Scenario: What if I'm calling to landlines using my Google Voice Number or likewise, someone calls me on that line
For me, that won't be an issue as I use a total of 300 minutes a month total.
Also, don't be surprised if this is the first step towards a full VOIP solution from google. It might cost money, but it would be ...
how can i get selected for this?
like now? i have an expiring phone contract and i'd love to keep the number...
You don't need t obe invited anymore; you can now straight away sign up. See the URL I've provided here below: