Port a 212 Phone Number To Google Voice
In short: Yes, you can port any 212 number purchased form us to Google Voice.
If you’ve given Google Voice a shot in the past, you may have held off on switching over entirely due to the inability to port your mobile phone number. People get attached to their phone numbers – it’s simply human nature. This phenomenon is especially likely if you’ve invested money in a snappy 212 phone number. After finally securing a number with a cool area code, the last thing that you want to do is hand out an awkward Google Voice number – right? Thankfully, it looks like Google is finally opening the floodgates and allowing number porting.
To see if your account is eligible for porting head over to: Google Porting
How to Port a Number to Google Voice
Like many of Google’s other services and features, Google Voice phone number porting* is remarkably easy and intuitive. Simply log on to your Google account as usual; click over to your Google Voice settings page. There, you should see a “change/port” option. By clicking on that, you will be asked to input the number that you’d like to port. Google will analyze it to see if it’s eligible for porting. If it is, you’ll just click through a few disclaimers – just as you would when opening up a new email account – and you’ll be good to go. In short, you’ll be able to use your new 212 phone number without facing early termination fees and other penalties.
*(Google charges $20 for the process)
One Number, Many Phones
One of the most beautiful things about Google Voice is that it lets you simplify the phone numbers in your life. Instead of handing out one work number, one cell number and one land-line number, you can just give people your Google Voice number. By dialing it, calls can be routed to any and all of your phones. You can sweeten the deal by porting over a trendy 212 phone number and giving it out instead. Without a doubt, a marriage between Google and the 212 area code is a beautiful thing.
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