07-02-2012, 07:39 PM
| | Re: What happens to prepaid phone if I port to Google Voice?
In the last episode of <firstname.lastname@example.org>, sms88
>Google Voice's policies can be exasperating. Why is it necessary to
>first port a landline to a wireless carrier, then port the wireless
>number to Google Voice, in order to move a landline to Google Voice?
I'm not entirely sure, but I suspect that they're not set up to
reclassify phone numbers to activate SMS functionality.
Either that or their porting agreements simply only allow wireless
numbers to be ported. Porting is insanely complicated.
>Why can't you forward a Google Voice number to an international phone
>number, instead being forced to use a workaround with localphone.com?
>There must be good reasons for both of these, but I can't think of what
This one is a bit more complicated, but I think it's more a case of them
not wanting to make it easy for non-'mericans to use Google Voice until
they're prepared to roll-out internationally.
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