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Porting land line/two numbers to one cell phone

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  1. Rrrracer

    Rrrracer Android Enthusiast
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    Hey all, hoping the collective can help me out here.

    I have a land line at my business with Comcast, but I hardly use it for anything other than as an answering machine, and they charge quite a bit for it. However, I've had this number for over 10 years and don't want to change it.

    What I would like to do is port my land line number to Verizon (who my cell service is with), and have the calls that come from that line go immediately to voice mail.

    I think the solution would be to add a line to my Verizon account, port the land line number to it. Then import that number to my Google Voice account, and have it forward any calls to my existing cell phone. Does that sound right?

    I don't want to have to carry around two cell phones, would just like to get my land line calls to voicemail and have everything on one phone.

    Ideas? Suggestions? TIA!
     

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    Sounds like the best option. Just make sure you can cancel that extra line without incurring an ETF. I'm actually considering the same for our landline but instead of adding a line to our postpaid contract, I was thinking of porting it to first prepaid and then to Google Voice.
     
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    Not terribly familiar with GV.. so once I port the land line to Verizon, and then to GV, I can cancel the Verizon line and calls will still come through Google Voice? Is that how it works?
     
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    One thing to remember . . . Google Voice will not port all cell numbers. Before making plans to use Google Voice as a solution, enter the number you wish to port into their system and see if it will accept it. There are some areas (combination of area code and prefix) that they will not accept.

    VERY FRUSTRATING.
     

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