Number Porting Expected to hit Google Voice for $20
Late last night it was found that an option appeared on Google’s Voice site which allowed users to port their existing phone numbers. Although the site has since changed and removed the feature, it’s a clear sign that the capability is coming in short order. The ability to keep your phone number for Google Voice looks to run $20 once it goes live again.
Long desired, porting has been listed on the suggested features page for quite some time. Other potential new options that could arrive at some point include enabling voice recognition to answer a call, receiving faxes, and setting your own ringback tone for contacts to hear. If you have a Voice account, you can make suggestions here.
Keep in mind that if you port your phone number over to Google Voice while under contract, you’ll still be subject to early termination fees.