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  1. trdtan

    trdtan Well-Known Member

    Has anyone successfully ported a Google Voice phone number to Boost Mobile? I have looked at several forums where people have had success and others without success.

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  2. trdtan

    trdtan Well-Known Member

    No one huh? Well I just ported over my Google Voice number to Boost and everything is working sending/receiving calls, sending/receiving SMS/MMS to all carriers. If anyone else wants to do this or is in the process of doing this and needs help, post a comment and I will respond. Its too much to write all of it out. All in all it took about 4 days before I got everything working.
    ATH44 likes this.
  3. mydian

    mydian Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking of doing the opposite. Ditching Boost and porting my number to google voice. I didn't think you could port it back to a carrier though. That's very cool thanks for the info. I'm curious as to why you're ditching Google Voice?
  4. trdtan

    trdtan Well-Known Member

    I got another Google Voice number that I am forwarding to my phone. I just wanted the Google Voice number that I ported to be my primary number. The number that I originally got from Boost has so many telemarketers calling me and most of them aren't even looking for me lol. The person that had my number before me is running from debt collectors and I wound up with their number. I have 20+ and counting numbers calling me for the person and I didn't just want to change my number, then risk having a similar situation and then have to change number again.
  5. mydian

    mydian Well-Known Member

    Ah that sucks. My first boost number a few years ago was like that and I had to change it so I know the feeling.
  6. trdtan

    trdtan Well-Known Member

    I've had my Google number for a few years and I never had anyone call me on it and ask for someone else, that's why I went through the trouble of getting it on my cell phone.
  7. ATH44

    ATH44 New Member

    Thanks for posting about your experience! I'm thinking of doing the same thing.

    To clarify, when you ported your number from Google Voice to Boost it lost all association with Google Voice, correct? What then happened to your Google Voice account?
  8. trdtan

    trdtan Well-Known Member

    After my number was fully ported from Google to Boost I received an email from Google saying...

    This email is to confirm that your Google Voice number (xxx-xxx-xxxx) has been ported away from Google Voice. Calls made to that number will no longer ring your forwarding phones and new voicemails won't appear in your Google Voice inbox.

    Your Google Voice account has been downgraded accordingly, but your existing voicemails and text messages remain available in your inbox. You can also continue placing calls from Gmail.

    You can upgrade your account at any time by getting a new Google Voice number.

    Thanks

    The Google Voice team
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  9. ATH44

    ATH44 New Member

    Thank you! That was exactly the info that I was looking to know.
  10. trdtan

    trdtan Well-Known Member

    Your welcome! Glad I could help.
  11. Plaigh

    Plaigh Well-Known Member

    What is the total cost to port a Google Voice number to Boost mobile?

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