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Old 06-17-2019, 11:22 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I have an existing Google Voice number that I have been using for a few years and I want to port it out to Verizon Wireless. Once the GV number is ported to Verizon am I able to create a new GV number under my original Google account?
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:52 PM
 
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I have an existing Google Voice number that I have been using for a few years and I want to port it out to Verizon Wireless. Once the GV number is ported to Verizon am I able to create a new GV number under my original Google account?
I have no idea but wouldn't it be simpler to have the phone linked to you GV number? You can receive calls on you Verizon phone and you can call using you GV number on you Verizon phone. You need internet connection to use the GV number on your phone though.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I have an existing Google Voice number that I have been using for a few years and I want to port it out to Verizon Wireless. Once the GV number is ported to Verizon am I able to create a new GV number under my original Google account?
Once the number is ported to Verizon it is no longer a Google Voice number. But you can't create a Google Voice number for free with that number. You'll have to pay $20 to get another Google Voice number, unless you have a number you can use to authenticate a new Google Voice number with from one of the four major wireless carriers.
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I have no idea but wouldn't it be simpler to have the phone linked to you GV number? You can receive calls on you Verizon phone and you can call using you GV number on you Verizon phone. You need internet connection to use the GV number on your phone though.
You only need an internet connection to use the GV number as VoIP. You can still go into the website and forward calls to your phone or use GV to record voicemail (forward calls from your cell phone to GV to get their voicemail transcription). If VoIP is not important, or you already have Wi-Fi calling there is no reason to use data unless you prefer the audio on Google Voice calls to the audio of your cellular providers calls.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yea, these guys are on the right track. Google only gives you ONE free phone number per account. So it would be another, I thought it was $10, but could be $20 as Goofy said. One time, not monthly or anything.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Yea, these guys are on the right track. Google only gives you ONE free phone number per account. So it would be another, I thought it was $10, but could be $20 as Goofy said. One time, not monthly or anything.
I might be referring to the price to bring your number into Google Voice, which is $20. There is also a $3 charge to port your Google Voice number out to another carrier, if the OP chooses to do so. And they charge for international calling.
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:30 AM
 
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I have no idea but wouldn't it be simpler to have the phone linked to you GV number? You can receive calls on you Verizon phone and you can call using you GV number on you Verizon phone. You need internet connection to use the GV number on your phone though.
When Google bought the program it was called "Grand Central". The purpose was not to use it as a stand alone number, but to have a single number to give to other people and route their calls to your cell and home. That way you could write rules as to which calls to forward, which to send to an answering machine, what hours you wanted to receive calls, etc.

After Google bought the company, people were more likely to use it as a free phone calling system.
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Old 06-26-2019, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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When Google bought the program it was called "Grand Central". The purpose was not to use it as a stand alone number, but to have a single number to give to other people and route their calls to your cell and home. That way you could write rules as to which calls to forward, which to send to an answering machine, what hours you wanted to receive calls, etc.

After Google bought the company, people were more likely to use it as a free phone calling system.
True.

Google has been busy working to adapt that service for full usage ever since. I think they've got it right.

It's a weird service they've been building on top of for several years. But I doubt they'll ever change it at its core; there are too many Grand Central fans out there for them to do that.
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