Permanent Phone Number – only $20 with Google Voice

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Permanent Phone Number – only $20 with Google Voice

You don’t have to give up your phone number when you end your cell phone contract, or move from where your landline is located.

Google Voice can save you.

  • Sign up for a free Google Voice account at www.google.com/voice.
  • You will need to sign in with your Gmail / Google account.
  • Select ‘I want to use my mobile number’

  • Enter your mobile number

  • If Google can’t use your mobile number as your Google Voice number, you can still get a Google Voicemail number that forwards your voicemail to your gmail. (An awesome feature.)
  • If it CAN, then select ‘Port your Number.’

  • Follow the instructions to cancel your current mobile contract (which MAY trigger fees from your carrier, depending on your plan)

  • Pay your twenty bucks, and BOOM! You’ve got a permanent number at Google Voice, for good.

There are some serious advantages to porting your number with Google Voice.

  • You own your number for good.
  • Any calls to this number can be forwarded to any other phone number you specify.
  • Any voicemails left at this number are transcribed and sent to your Gmail account (also known as Visual Voice Mail) for no extra cost.

FINAL CAVEAT: Check with your cell phone carrier before completing this process – you may trigger an early cancellation fee if you back out of your contract.

By | June 6th, 2011|Blog, Entrepreneur, Hacks, Portland|

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