November 23, 2014

As Expected, Number Porting Comes to Google Voice

We can’t say we didn’t see this one coming.  Just last week we reported on how a number porting option was found on Google Voice, listed with a $20 fee.  Pulled almost as quickly as it was noticed, the feature was expected to be rolled out in short order.  And, based on the title of this post, you know the rest of the story.

To get started, just log in to your account and hit the settings page.  From there, you’ll be able to click on change/port next to your number.  Porting is said to be completed within 24 hours.  Don’t forget that you’ll still be socked with a cancellation fee from your provider should you jump out of a contract.

Anyone taking their existing number to Google?

  • http://twitter.com/greenless Lex

    If this had launched with GV, then I may have jumped on board – even with a $20 fee.

    But, I’ve been using GV for over a year now and opted to just give everybody my GV number when I signed up. There’s no benefit at all for me to port now.

    I guess this would be a good option for businesses, but aren’t they still not able to do landlines?

  • Riddlin

    Port your number to Google voice and then get a new number to have service. Goofy, but I guess it works.

  • Joey

    I think people will be happy to see the feature, but then not use it because of the steep (but reasonable) requirements.

  • Jeff

    Must be prepping for VOIP for android handsets using Google Voice, what happens to the old google voice number?

  • Geo

    Get a cheap, pay-as-you-go phone. Port your current number over to it, then have google port your current number from your the pay-as-you-go. No cancellation fees. You’re out however much you’re out for the P.A.Y.G. phone, but that can’t be more than $20, is it?