It’s hard to believe the day has actually come. One of the biggest drawbacks of Google Voice until now was that you had to use the number assigned to your by Google. This made for a fun game of using both your old phone number and your Google Voice number. Now Google has finally implemented a solution by allowing you to port your own phone number to Google Voice for only $20! Crazy right? I did not see the option yet but Engadget caught it in a screenshot.
That means you can easily port over your cellphone number to Google Voice and it will work like a charm. Keep in mind this works like normal number porting so if you do port your number it will automatically cancel your current phone number subscription and you may be liable for some hefty early termination fees.
All in all I think this is a HUGE development for Google Voice. Now I am totally on the fence on if I should just port my AT&T number to Google Voice and be done with carrier contracts. What are you going to do?
You can port your number to Google Voice by going to: Google Voice –> Settings –> Voice Settings and select the port link. Let us know if you take the plunge!!!