Google Voice Number Porting: Good Luck

By  |  Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

Wired’s David Kravets ported his real-world Sprint phone number to Google voice–eventually, after hours of hassle. I’d like to do the same with my AT&T number (and, like Kravets, get a new wireless number in the process). But his experience leaves me gunshy…



3 Comments For This Post

  1. swildstrom Says:

    Note typo in headline.

  2. SirWired Says:

    It looks like the problem wasn't with the porting, it was with Sprint giving him a brand-new number but under the existing contract.

  3. steveymacjr Says:

    Can someone explain the draw of Google Voice?
    You can't send/receive pic messages or short sms codes with it…so why port a wireless number that can do both?

    Also, that Wired article is called "having your cake and eating it too".. the author ported his Sprint(under contract number) to Google voice, which by the nature of porting will cancel that contract… Canceling a contract will result in a prorated ETF which he agreed to when he got the phone subsidized. Then once the porting is done, he called Sprint up and requested a new line of service, but under the old contract….. yea I'm suprised Sprint allowed that…