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Google Makes Voice Number Porting Available to All

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Jan 25, 2011, 1:08 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

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.


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Jan 27, 2011, 1:20 PM

Porting Over

OK so what does this mean for how you talk on Google Voice? Like you get unlimited calling with the unlimited texting?? That i dont get.

Jan 25, 2011, 1:46 PM

Excellent news

Especially for those of you looking at prepaid (from someone other than a major carrier).

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.
When my contract is up on my primary line (Samsung A850) I think I will port it into my GV number.
I wonder if I can port my GV number to a cell phone. Since GV game me some option on choosing my own number, I managed to snag a good one (better than my long-term cell number).

Jan 25, 2011, 1:57 PM

Is it possible - AT&T

To take my current number under contact with MDN 123, have the number changed to 456, but keep MDN 123 as a month-to-month family plan add-on for $10? Then once that is done, have the MDN 123 ported to GV and then cancel the family plan line?

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.
Can't transfer contracts from one number to another so the short answer is no.
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