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Quote from: art_vandelay on September 10, 2018, 05:34:54 PMSorry for this but I am more confused than ever. I bought the $10 sim kit, all I see are instructions on how to activate it not port.
QuoteI am assuming I need to buy minutes with the number T-Mobile assigned me.
QuoteCan I go into a T-Mobile store and tell them what I want to do and they help?
QuoteAlso, why do I need to setup a temp t-mobile number first then port my land line to them? Cant I just go in the store and have them port my land line straight to a pay go account?
Quote from: mnjeepmale on September 11, 2018, 11:54:54 AMI ported my number out of MagicJack last week to a T-Mobile SIM card. That process is complete.Last Friday I logged into GV and started the process to replace the number in GV with my ported number in T-Mobile. I made the $20 payment and been waiting since.I just went to https://www.google.com/voice/porting/status and it starts me over telling me the number can be ported. Should I start the process over again? If I do I have to get the T-Mobile phone and SIM card out again as they call you with an authorization code?
Quote from: SteveInWA on September 11, 2018, 04:08:01 PMQuote from: mnjeepmale on September 11, 2018, 11:54:54 AMI ported my number out of MagicJack last week to a T-Mobile SIM card. That process is complete.Last Friday I logged into GV and started the process to replace the number in GV with my ported number in T-Mobile. I made the $20 payment and been waiting since.I just went to https://www.google.com/voice/porting/status and it starts me over telling me the number can be ported. Should I start the process over again? If I do I have to get the T-Mobile phone and SIM card out again as they call you with an authorization code? No, you do not need to start over with T-Mobile. Look up your telephone number at this website: https://freecarrierlookup.com/ If the carrier field says anything other than "Google/Bandwidth.com (SVR)" then the number did not finish porting out of magicJack and into T-Mobile. Call the phone number from some other phone number. It must ring on the T-Mobile phone. If, and only if, those conditions are correct, then you have one of two problems: 1) Your payment card has a problem. Go to Google Payments, and make sure that the legal address for the card is the same as the street address, and that street address is in the USA. https://pay.google.com/payments/home#paymentMethods2) There is a problem with the street address you submitted on the port request. It must not start with a PO box number. It must start with a numbered street address, like 123 Anywhere St.
Quote from: art_vandelay on September 12, 2018, 05:52:56 PMI went to the T-Mobile store for help with my confusion. The person said in order to port a number from T-Mobile you need to have an account number and then said pay as go plans don't have account numbers. So there is no way it will work with a pay as you go plan. She said I could try contacting customer service and they might have other options. Anyone ever hear of this?
QuoteT-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 11, 2018, 05:49:47 PMYou must use a street address, not a PO box.
Quote from: cezzium on December 10, 2018, 01:01:06 PMHello to all and I am going to apologize right up front for asking ridiculous questions. And thank anyone who reads and responds for their pity and kindness.(TMI, I am doing all this to reduce expenses after the untimely death of my hub so my mind is apparently too crispy to put this all together in one coherent package. I feel like I am on an episode of Nailed It ... vs my usual very technically capable self who manages DICOM, HL7 and XML plus other stuff very well)SoI have two numbers I eventually would like to have on the obi and GV. one number is sprint mobile so porting that will be easier once I get past the emotional rent of it being the hubs business phone which people are still calling and I do not want to disturb that pipeline yet (or the sound of his voice on his VM). the second is the centurylink landline .... I purchased the obi device for two lines. So far so good.I purchased a very cheap blu android phone from GW which appears to be in fine working orderI have had major difficulties finding the mystical TMobile SIM card (Amazon or elsewhere) for less than 10 dollars and as described while I thought I had done so finally - I realize after ripping open the Amazon envelope I have a BYOD for Verizon. The majority of folks seem to like and describe the T mobile experience so I am hoping someone will point me to a cookbook for expectations with Verizon ... or point me to the t mobile unicorn card link and i will chalk up this $7 to making bad choices.I know this is all farcical and insane but my mind has morphed to a big blob of goothanks again in advance for pointers or cookbooks n such.
Quote from: cezzium on December 10, 2018, 01:30:12 PMThanks Steve,I do want them separate. One is the home phone which my hope is to eventually get rid of.I should have mentioned I am very familiar with GV as a service. I have had a GV number almost since GC became GV. I loved it because before I got a work cell phone I could give out that number and know it would ring everything when i was on call.I'm not interested in ripping Tmobile or anyone off. I was just not finding what was described over and over as the 5, 6 7 dollar card. The only thing thus far is $25. and if i must do it i must and it will work itself off after the second month.what you describe with the obi device is exactly the plan. I believe they each need to be separate. Thanks for mentioning the wait as I saw many times people were doing this very quickly.If the experience with Verizon can be as "easy peasy" as Tmobile I can certainly go with the card I ended up with. I hate that I feel timid about this right now.celia
Quote from: BrettOlbrys on January 08, 2019, 06:14:19 AMSteve,I keep reading you saying wait a week before porting to GV, what happens if you don't? If the landline port was successful to the new T-mobile phone and that phone is now able to send and receive calls and texts, what does waiting a week actually do?Thanks
Quote from: SteveInWA on January 16, 2019, 02:39:51 PMThe 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: Pedro675 on May 16, 2018, 08:52:57 AMI have just activated my mobile phone with AT&T. Unfortunately, as I feared, the reception at my house is terrible. Virtually none in the house but some outside - go figure on a 4g phone. This area has always been a dead spot, but I thought with 4g it would be usa today protonmail better.I have paid for a 30 day plan and will need to port my home phone to this cell phone then port it to GV. I can go to a friend's house where hopefully the signal is better. What I want to know is how long I have to wait for a return phone call on this cell from GV to complete the port.Can someone chime in here to help. If it's only a few minutes then I can do it at my friends.Thanks