I've been a Sprint customer for a while and I did the Google Voice integration a while back. My Sprint number is also my GV number. I would like to switch to Ting, but I'm concerned about losing my number. Ideally, I would keep my current number as my Google Voice number, and get a new number from Ting.
So far, I've had no luck finding an answer online or by calling tech support (Sprint and Ting), as to whether or not this is possible, and if so, how.
Let's say my current number is 555-1234. If I get a new number with Ting, let's say 555-5678, then cancel Sprint, what happens to 555-1234? Does it stay with GV, or does it get lost in the void? Has anybody tried this? I'd hate to lose that number, then have to get another GV number, 555-9012 (now I would have two new numbers and have completely lost my old one).
I can think of two workaround solutions that may work, although they both seem like quite a hassle:
- Port my Sprint number to Ting when I switch services. Now my Ting number is 555-1234 and is no longer attached to GV. Then, port my Ting number to GV and get a new Ting number.
- Cancel the Sprint integration and get a new GV number. Get a new Ting number (555-5678). Port my Sprint number to GV instead of integrating (this would probably give me a new Sprint number right before I cancel my account).
I think both of those solutions would also probably have a fee associated with them (if I remember right Google charges $5 to port a number).
If anybody has tried any of the three options, please chime in. When I eventually switch I'll update the post with what route I chose and how well it worked.