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WrldTrvlr
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« on: February 05, 2020, 04:41:19 pm »

As I understand, my Xfinity # needs to first ported to TMobile then to GV.
I already have a brand new TMobile sim card.
What is the cheapest prepaid plan I can use on TMobile?
Some older post mention $10.
I currently can only find  Simply Prepaid plan on TMobile website for $40
Is there a cheaper way?

Thanks!
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 05:00:52 pm »

T-Mobile divested (sold off) their prepaid business as part of preparations for the Sprint merger.  They, and the other three major carriers, are getting out of the cheapo prepaid business.

There is no need to use T-Mobile.  You can use a MVNO that offers a cheap per-minute monthly plan.  Remember:  you are essentially wasting the service provider's time and money by porting in, then out; therefore, many service providers have restrictions, such as requiring that you maintain service for a month first.  You'll have to do some research on this.
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WrldTrvlr
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 05:47:54 pm »

Thanks Steven!

The google web site recommends only using one the Big 4 carriers to port. Has anyone recently used any budget carriers to port?
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2020, 05:58:27 pm »

I am "Bluescat" over on the Google Voice help forum.  It sounds like you are reading one of my older "canned answers" describing the process.  I wrote that back when the "big four" still offered very cheap prepaid options; as of now, they don't.  Thanks for pointing that out.  I should also point out that the instructions on the OBiTALK website are very old, and have not been updated in years.

To be unambiguous:  the Google Voice help forum is volunteer (like me) run.  The posts there are not official statements from Google employees.  Google does not recommend nor condone doing this carrier-to-carrier process, but they don't police whether or not people do it, at their own cost and own risk.  Their official procedure only supports ports in from mobile carriers.
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WrldTrvlr
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 05:45:01 am »

Great info. I will give Ting a try
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Nads
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 02:56:55 pm »

I too found out the $10 plan is bubkus.  It looks like there is no way to port a landline into GV.
My fallback is going to OneSuite.com which is $3/mo for a Voip line which they say they can port a landline.

We will see.  Any other ideas are appreaciated.

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Shinelikethunder
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 04:04:46 pm »

Red Pocket might be another MVNO to check with. I have Red Pocket $10 monthly on my cell, and when I look the number up with Google Voice, it says it can be ported, but I haven't tried it.
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2020, 08:02:05 am »

Thanks for this I have same problem. The solution is already answered


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