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Author Topic: Can I get a new phone number? and can I move my phone number to a new service?  (Read 2191 times)
Gailk
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« on: May 10, 2018, 01:45:57 pm »

First thing is I am a newbie to these VoIP phone services.
I am thinking on buying the OBi202 and thought I would try it out first before committing completely.

What I would like to know is can I change my phone number if I decide to get rid of the landline? I hate to give up my phone number Smiley
Also what happens if after awhile I decide not to stick with it and want to go back. Can I take my phone number with me?

TIA

   
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dircom
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 04:47:40 pm »

If you want to port your number to Google Voice, there are threads that tell you if, and how to do it.
If you do succeed porting your # to GV, then YES you can port it out in the future.
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Gailk
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 08:22:41 pm »

Thank You Smiley As long as I can eventually use my number. I find it sometimes easier to figure out things if I have it in front of me.

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dircom
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2018, 05:19:19 am »

Your post is unclear "What I would like to know is can I change my phone number if I decide to get rid of the landline? I hate to give up my phone number"

Do you want to change your phone # or keep it?
There is no guarantee that you can port your # to GV
If GV will not accept your old #, there might be paid services that will port that old #
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Lavarock7
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 10:26:51 am »

When I have neighbors wanting to try VOIP, I set them up with a free NYC number through CallCentric or a paid number through Voip.Ms.

We test to make sure they feel comfortable with whichever service and features.

If they have forwarding on their existing service they can forward to the Voip number to test inbound calls.

Once they are happy they can either buy a number in their own area code or port their existing number to the service.

While GoogleVoice is free, you may notice that most of the messages here in the forum are GoogleVoice-related issues. GoogleVoice has many pros and cons in my opinion.
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