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Google Voice Now Offering Number Porting

submitted on January 20, 2011 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
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.

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http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20029006-85.html
        

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  • 97641
    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on January 20, 2011
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    I have Google Voice and LOVE IT! I have basic service on my home phone and use GV to make long distance calls for free. It has saved me a ton of money and I also like getting voice messages transcribed into an email.

    My number isn't available to port but that's ok..porting costs $20.

    I still have a few invites left if anyone wants GV.
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on January 21, 2011
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      Can you port your home phone number?
  • 97653
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on January 20, 2011
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    Wow! This is great! I have been using GV for a few years now, ever since they launched as Grand Central.
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    Posted by orangearrows on January 20, 2011
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    good one
  • 97696
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 20, 2011
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    Big Grin I'm going to check it out and see what the buzz is all about.
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    Posted by orangearrows on January 20, 2011
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    Apart from paying a one-time $20 fee, , you may face termination fees from your current carrier. So check before you do anything.
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on January 20, 2011
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      That would not be a good deal!
  • 97857
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 20, 2011
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    See how Google is always in the news.
  • 98014
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 21, 2011
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    Google may be on top, but it seems they replicate the ideas of others.

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