Is it possible to have GVoice Caller-ID on Ting network after transfering number to GVoice.

Is it possible after transfering number to GVoice to have Caller-iD set on phone to my old number (I presume that in such case phone gets new number)?

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  • If you have an Android phone, the answer is YES.

    Install the "Google Voice" app onto your Android phone, then go into GV "Settings" >  "Making Calls".

    Select "Use Google Voice to make all calls".

    Then anytime you make a call, the person at the other end will see your GV Number as the Caller-ID. . . and NOT the Ting handset's phone number.

    Make sense?

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  • Yes - thank you (I haven't used GVoice before so I'm not sure how it is working).

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  • One more question - when I tried to port the number Google states that my current contract will be terminated. Is it the case or will I just get a new number from ting?

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  • When you port a number from one cell service to another in most cases it will flag the account on the old service to cancel automatically.  That is what the warning is for in case you have a contract with the old company causing you to get early termination fees.  If porting your old number to Ting, you will keep your existing number but it will point to your Ting account.  Ting will not be issuing you a new number in that case.

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  • I ported my number to ting and after sometime I decided to port it to GV. I called ting to get my account # to give GV and told them I did not want to close the account but just port my umber to GV. My number was ported the next day and when i logged in to ting it said your phone is ready to activate and I did it. Your ting phone will get a new number but that was not a big deal for me.

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  • @Jose:

    Thanks for sharing your experience!

    I was curious to see what would happen if you moved your Sprint  #  to Ting and eventually moved it to Google Voice.

    I chose to move my Sprint number directly to GV and got a new phone # for my Ting phone.

    Because of the GV Android app integration, no one I call is even aware that I am calling from a Ting phone.  They just see my Sprint/GV number on the caller ID.

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  • @Jose: Thank you - just a quick question - did you just told Ting that you don't want to close account and put your phone number to Google to port it or did you need to do something else on Google's end?

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  • @Maciej

    You just need your account number from ting. Porting will have to be started using google voice porting. It cost $20 and it ask you to verify the phone by calling it and asking for a 2 digit code. After that it will ask for the account owners info and payment. Then just wait 24 hours for the process to complete. After it's complete log back in to ting and you can reactivate the phone with another number. You may need the MSL to reset your phone for activation dial ##786#.

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  • is there a similar setting for iphone?

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  • Ported my number from Verizon to Google Voice. Obtained new number and service via Ting. Setup forwarding to/from GV. No problems so far. Incoming caller ID works fine. My only issue--after extensive research and no solution--is how to get my GV number to display at the receiving end of my outgoing calls. My outgoing caller ID currently displays "unknown". My wireless carrier is Ting, using a Nexus 5, with the Google Voice app installed and the "Use Google Voice to make all calls" enabled. I have doubled checked every setting for my phone at Ting, on my GV phone app, and GV online. I am thinking there is one check box at one of these three locations that needs enabled/disabled to solve this problem. Please help. Thank you in advance...John K.

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