Porting Your Own Number to Google Voice

Ben —  January 19, 2011 — 4 Comments

Click image for original article at Engadget

I’ve had a Google Voice number for a little over a year I think, now. My best use for it is it’s awesome Android integration, and really being able to use Google Voice’s voicemail instead of Verizon’s and the voicemail transcription just absolutely rocks.

I’m not entirely sure what this really means as far as breaking an existing contract with your current carrier and what-not, but I can definitely say this looks like this is going in the right direction.The screenshot above was taken directly from my google voice account settings, but when I clicked on the 2nd option, it quickly went to a “Google Error.”

I originally spotted this late on Engadget, and apparently this is still being tested and may not be available to everyone. I’m sure we’ll find out more in the next few days as it doesn’t seem like anybody has a real grasp on this yet, but this was definitely one of my favorite comments from there, with all this talk of 4g as of late:

So what do y’all think? If you have a Google Voice number, would you consider porting your own phone number?

4 responses to Porting Your Own Number to Google Voice

  1. Google Voice is awesome.
    For now I’m not going to port my AT&T number because of how I use Google Voice. Anything I have to register for, bills, etc I use my Google Voice number. This allows me to screen telemarketers and the like.

    We actually cancelled our landline phone once we got a GV # because we never used it anymore.

    • I totally use the GV number for the exact same reasons. It seems that right now it’s definitely a step forward, but there’s just too much uncertainty about how to properly use it if forwarded, because you would still need a carrier, I think.

  2. I’ve never used it.

    but I want to compliment you on your site. I love the design and I you subscribe pics.

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