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Author Topic: Number Porting headache after the GV support end. Need Advice!!  (Read 6998 times)
acrumbacker
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« on: April 25, 2015, 05:47:02 am »

 Huh  At a loss here.  Getting the Obi was a great deal and using with GV for free was even better and the quality was excellent.  So much for a year's worth of satisfaction.

When Google announced support was ending, I ported my home phone number from Google to Anveo.  Getting it to Google from ATT landline was a convoluted process: purchase a GoPhone and transfer from landline, then transfer from GoPhone to Google.  Anveo was a recommended vendor from Obi so I ported from Google to them.  No problem, just pay another $20 and done.  I have been with Anveo for about a year.

I am not satisfied with Anveo and, I now read Google is now supporting the protocol.  Great news, but when I check, Google says it cannot port from a VOIP service.  Argh!

Is there a place I can port to and just park my number or do I have to keep going with this switching nonsense?  If Google will be supporting this for the foreseeable future, any ideas how to get my home phone number back into Google?
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ceg3
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 05:55:56 am »

I'm sure you will get more thorough advice, but you could try to see if you can port to RingTo for a free service and set up a combo of RingTo and Google Voice.  I think you can often times port into RingTo.
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OzarkEdge
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2015, 06:50:25 am »

Why are you not satisfied with Anveo?

If you are finding Anveo a bit too complicated, you might consider VoIP.ms before going back to Google Voice.  Google Voice is limited in comparison to a real ITSP.  Porting to VoIP.ms is free and their service is feature rich like your OBi202.  CallCentric is another reputable option.

I use an OBi202 with VoIP.ms as noted in my notes.  One account provides service to 3 households (2 with 911 enabled DIDs) plus mobile Android wifi softphones.

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RFC3261
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2015, 07:30:55 am »

Is there a place I can port to and just park my number or do I have to keep going with this switching nonsense?  If Google will be supporting this for the foreseeable future, any ideas how to get my home phone number back into Google?
I am afraid that at least for now you have to go back and do another porting dance, just like you did originally.  If you still have the go-phone, go pick up a prepaid sim from one of the usual places, and start the porting dance (from anveo to mobile to google).  There are other posts on the forum where this is well documented if it has been some time since you last did it (and those brain cells have atrophied due to lack of exercise).  It seems possible that as Google moves slowly into being a real mobile phone company (Project Fi) things might change and be easier, but for now, only those with an invite (and a Google Nexus 6) can play there in that sandbox.
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MurrayB
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2015, 07:35:33 am »

I looked into Anveo when I left GV but VOIP.ms has been great. Feature rich website capability servers to register all over North America and in Europe no porting charge and low per minute & DID charges. With Voip.ms E911 is optional put it on the lines that you want. Anveo E911 was a requirement to set up a line ergo more monthly cost I only needed E911 on line 1 of my four lines.
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restamp
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2015, 08:28:24 am »

+1 for voip.ms.  They've been great for me.  Lots of tweakability and options.  Low-to-no set-up charges.  Solid reputation.  (This is meant to be an assessment, not a comparison:  I have no experience with Anveo, CallCentric, RingTo, etc.  They may be good, too.)
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rolandh
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2015, 10:16:58 am »

I use and like Callcentric. I think their call treatments are fantastic and they've recently added IVR capabilities like VoIP.ms. I have no experience with VoIP.ms and limited experience with Anveo but both seem, generally, well liked.

I also use and like RingTo. Particularly, if free is important they might be a viable option. The feature set will be limited compared to the other options presented. For me, RingTo works well for free outbound calling to the U.S. and Canada on my OBi but mostly I use their mobile apps for integrated voice and messaging. FWIW, porting into RingTo is free as is porting back out should the service not meet your needs. In that sense, one has little to lose trying them out.
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acrumbacker
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2015, 06:22:25 pm »

Thanks for the advice!

I originally did have VOIP.ms with another ATA.  It worked reliably with VOIP.MS and I was satisfied but changed it out and went to Obi/GV combination.  I may give VOIP.MS another try.  I am getting much echo with Anveo - something I didnt experience with GV or VOIP.MS.
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