Google Voice Number Portability is on Its Way

By  |  Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 11:28 am

Engadget’s Ross Miller notes that Google is testing the ability to port your existing, old-school phone number and make it a Google Voice number. Which I’d like to do. But it’s a little confusing, since Google Voice is not a replacement for standard phone numbers but a complement to them. If you’re under contract to a wireless carrier and port the number in question to Google Voice, you’d terminate the contract and pay ugly fees–and wouldn’t have a real-world phone number anymore.

What I want to do is make my current AT&T number into a Google Voice number–but then I’d need a new AT&T number which people who called my Google Voice number would reach me at.

I wonder if AT&T would give me a new number if I asked?



2 Comments For This Post

  1. Jerel Says:

    This is my wish too.. Hopefully Google can work it out!

  2. Bill Says:

    It is a done deal. It does make sense givne you can forward google voice to ANY phone. So now you have one number for the rest of your life. You can get a new cell phone or home phone and always give out the google number and have it forwarded to that #.

    This is GREAT.