I have a Ting account and phone (Nexus 5) and I'm ready to pull the trigger and port my Verizon number over and close my Verizon account. I presently use GV with Verizon but not as my main number. Mostly I just give out my Verizon number to others. I use GV for voice mail and would like to use it for text messages (which are so infrequent for me that even at the lowest level, they are pretty expensive on a message by message basis.)
I'm wondering now if I should port my Verizon number to GV or to Ting. As I understand it, if I port to GV, my calls will ring through to my Ting number and all texts can be handled by GV. I did read about some difficulties with GV in another post but I suppose that was not the normal situation other there would have been some "me too" replies.
I did check https://www.google.com/voice/b/0/porting and my Verizon number can be ported to GV.
What are the things I should be considering when making the decision whether to port to GV or to Ting?
If I port my Verizon number to GV, will I lose my present GV number or will that continue to work?