Land line porting AND getting only a data device
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1: Can I port my home number to ting (it's a land line with Verizon in U.S.)?

2: Can I buy a data device AND have my home phone number as part of that $6 a month device - in other words I do not want to have to pay for two device account?

3: How does activation work in terms of setting up my voicemail with my ported home phone....since I will have only a data device?

4: What options do I have for accessing voice mail? Is there a web interface? How might I know if I got voice mail?

Advanced hacking is acceptable...I am will to handle technical hurdles if needed.

Sincerely,

Ian

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  • In short: Can I have a phone number if I have a Huawei Express Mobile Hotspot (data only device)?

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  • If you wanted to have a mobile number ported this way, I would suggest looking into Google Voice - but at the moment you can only port mobile numbers into it.

    What I did is I ported my home number into one of the VoIP providers that has a very inexpensive minimum usage plan and I set up voice mail there to notify me via e-mail (Voice mail comes attached to the email so I don't even have to log in anywhere to listen to it).    There is also an option to have calls (from specific numbers or all of them) ring another number (in this case my mobile number).

    Do you actual plan to have no phone at all?  Or do you plan to have some sort of a Skype/Datajack/VoIP service?

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  • Hi Asya,

    I planed to keep my existing mobile phone and mobile number. I wanted to keep my home phone number but not have to pay a large amount of money for something that is almost never used. 

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    Yes, I looked at Google Voice and as you point out it only allows mobile number porting…no good for my home number/land line.

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    Ting has a nice minimum usage plan of $6/month. I also liked the fact I could get free mobile hot spot support on the device…something most other carriers want to charge you for.

    Ian

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  • In that case, I recommend doing what I did - I ported my number to Callcentric and I have their minimum plan which is $2.00/month (plus some tax plus 2 cents/minute and I barely ever use the line so it's $10 every three months or so...)

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