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Google Voice Now Offering Number Porting
For a fee of $20 you may now be able to port your cell phone number and may also be subject to early termination fees by your carrier.
One of Google Voice's stickiest conditions is beginning to unstick, thanks to a new, very quietly rolled-out feature that lets you port your own phone number to Google Voice.
If you see this in your Google Voice account settings, you may be eligible for porting.
(Credit: Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET)
Previously, signing on to Google Voice meant searching for a new Google Voice number to pass along to (and confuse) family and friends. A call forwarding feature let you give Google Voice the blessing to handle the voice mail attached to your mobile number, but porting was frustratingly not an option, to the chagrin of all of us CNET users as well.