To Port or Not to Port – Your Number to Google Voice

For those of you who have been contemplating whether to port your land line over to Google Voice or not, maybe this article from David Gewirtz over at ZDNet will help answer that question.

An excerpt from the article:

“For the past year, my wife and I have gotten used to using Google Voice for both our personal phone and business phone numbers. It took a while to get all the kinks ironed out, but as I reported last month, we’re finally happy with it.

I’m not the only one. I’ve gotten a number of very nice notes from people like reader Charles, who wrote me:

Just migrated my office land line to Google Voice via the AT&T Go Phone method you outlined. Thought you’d like to know that all phone numbers, URLs, etc. cited in your original articles are still valid as of two weeks ago. The best bet is to go to an AT&T store and get the phone, the minutes, the account number, and the porting order all at the same time. Took me all of 30 minutes. A day or so later and you’re good to go. Thanks much for your original article.

But for every Charles, I’ve also gotten letters from readers concerned about the process, concerned about moving their long-time and well-known land line phone numbers to Google Voice, and concerned about whether there would be a glitch along the way.”

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