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Started by chaiwan2000, June 16, 2011, 11:20:56 PM
Quote from: SteveInWA on January 16, 2019, 02:39:51 PMHere is the information that we have compiled over on the Google Voice forum, with regard to T-Mobile prepaid. This is unofficial, and since carriers change things periodically, I can't guarantee that it is accurate, but it's highly likely to work:T-Mobile Prepaid*PayGo "My T-Mobile Account" shows your account number. It is the number on the top right of the screen (9 Digits). It also shows it under the Account Activity Log.*Legacy Pay as you Go accounts = your 10-digit phone number with 1 in front is your account numberPIN - 4-digit PIN....To set a PIN, dial 611, say "no" to refill, choose "manage my account", choose "change my account pin", then set your 4-digit PINCustomer Service: 1-505-998-3793Prepaid Porting: 1-877-778-2106The porting form that first appears, along with some T-Mobile-specific instructions, does not include a field to enter the PIN. After submitting the form, you will get an automated email note within the half-hour, complaining about the missing PIN or SSN. Go back to the form, and at that point, it will display the fields. Enter the PIN and a dummy SSN, and resubmit.
Quote from: SteveInWA on September 30, 2019, 01:34:13 PMYou're going to need to tell us more than "I'm lost". At least read and try the steps, and tell us what happens, at the point where you are "lost". Describe what it is that you don't understand or can't perform.
Quote from: DigitalDad on September 30, 2019, 04:00:28 PMQuote from: SteveInWA on September 30, 2019, 01:34:13 PMYou're going to need to tell us more than "I'm lost". At least read and try the steps, and tell us what happens, at the point where you are "lost". Describe what it is that you don't understand or can't perform.I just got and installed the Obi200 and a router switch, I was able to log in to ObiTalk but only with my google account and not using my email, I have not received any emails from ObiTalk, but that is another issue. It all works, I can make a call to my GV and my home phone rings and I can call out. Now everyone at the house is mad at me and wants our home phone number we have had for over 25 years to be what people call. I did a search and found this guide which said I could get a $3 T-mobile SIM and use it to port my home number to T-mobile and then from TM to GV. OK well first off it seems like prices have gone up since this was written, I can live with that. I saw a post in Jan of 2019 linking a TM SIM that came to about $7 so I bought it, it will be here Wednesday. On Wednesday when it arrives I am not sure what to do from there? Do I have to sign up for TM prepaid too, and if so what is the least expensive way to do so just to get my number ported?
Quote from: LTN1 on September 30, 2019, 07:00:36 PMHave you checked to see if your home phone number is from an area that can be ported? That should be the first step before doing the T-Mobile transfer.Check here: https://www.google.com/voice/b/0/portingIf it says, "Ooops! This number appears to be from an area we don't currently support..." then you won't likely be able to port that number even after transferring it to T-Mobile.If it says, "Ooops! We currently don't support porting from your carrier. We apologize and are working on adding support for more carriers..." then you have a good chance after porting it to T-Mobile.
Quote from: SteveInWA on October 01, 2019, 04:20:43 PMWe can't make this discussion thread vanish, so people like you find it and then get sucked into the vortex.Why use another service? Because you weren't happy about the cost of porting to Google Voice, and you said "never mind". The other services can directly port in land lines with very little fuss, and some of them do it for free.See: https://www.callcentric.com/did/
Quote from: LTN1 on October 01, 2019, 04:58:23 PMSeems like you can buy a PayGo Ultra Mobile on eBay and have it activated online here:https://www.ebay.com/itm/PreLoaded-Ultra-Mobile-SIM-Card-with-19-Plan-1st-Month-Services-included/182154428180?hash=item2a693fff14:g:5fYAAOSwYUBa3xvGThe cost is $10 and includes the first month free with free porting, etc.
Quote from: DigitalDad on October 02, 2019, 07:28:15 PMSo I got the SIM card today and I called in and an agent walked me through getting signed up and activated, they took a payment of $40 even to get going on the cheapest prepaid plan and they started the porting process of my landline to T-mobile. And they did say it will take 10 days, till Oct. 12th, so at least the agents are well trained. I did get a temp number until then and they also said it would take 72 hours before I could sign in to mytmobile, but I got an email that had a link to login and it works so maybe I got lucky with that part. I also made sure to get my PIN and account number to make porting to google easier. I used my wife's T-mobile phone to test the SIM and it works. So now I wait, I will update on the 10th.
Quote from: bushman65 on October 03, 2019, 03:31:24 PMLooking forward to your update. I know it looks like it is a bigger cost than you thought. For me, when I finally get things underway, that initial cost layout will be peanuts to the amount I would be paying to Ma Bell. Cheers.
Quote from: SteveInWA on October 07, 2019, 06:35:05 PMPlease take advantage of the Google Voice help pages as you get familiar with the service. It is much more than a "free phone company", and the help pages will walk you through setup and use.