Google Makes Voice Number Porting Available to All
Google today announced that all users of Google Voice will be able to port their existing wireless number from their carrier to Google Voice. The process costs $20 and takes about 24 hours to complete. Google reminds Google Voice users interested in porting their number that doing so will cancel their existing wireless contract, which may leave users responsible for early termination fees. Number porting will be available to new users in a few weeks.
T-Mobile Rolls Out Buy-One, Get-One Galaxy S8 Deal
May 12, 2017
T-Mobile today introduced a buy-one, get-one promotion for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Customers who add a line and finance both phones on an equipment installment plan will receive a gift card for the value of the second phone.
Sprint Brings Back Two-Year Contracts - With A Catch
Feb 26, 2016
Sprint has reversed its position on contracts and starting today began offering them again as an option to customers purchasing new equipment. Sprint customers can pay full price for phones, lease them, break payments up over time, or sign a two-year contract to purchase phones at subsidized prices.
Google Photos Adds Advanced Editing Tools
May 8, 2018
Google today revealed new features headed to Google Photos. The application will soon be able do things such as automatically drop the color from the background of images and leave the subject in color.
FCC Looking to Enable Nationwide Number Portability
Oct 24, 2017
The FCC wants to make it easier for consumers and businesses to port their number from one carrier to another. People can already bring their number with them when they change carriers, but there are location-based limitations that sometimes prevent porting from one area of the country to another.
While policies can vary, generally it's like pulling teeth getting smaller prepaid carriers to release your number quickly, and with some (Tracfone) it's almost not even worth it.
This way, you use your Google Voice number, so if you decide to switch carriers, you don't have to worry about porting, you just change stuff from google's website.
And if you have a smartphone, this basically means you have unlimited SMS (no MMS yet), which can save you up to $20 a month.
Is it possible - AT&T
And for what its worth, my contact extension was done in December at Best Buy, mainly because the local AT&T agent was out of stock.