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Thread: Can I port my number later, after trying VOIPo for a few weeks?

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    Default Can I port my number later, after trying VOIPo for a few weeks?

    I am interested in using VOIPo for two lines I have at my house. I would also like to use SIP on a third vitual number on my iPhone.
    Here are some questions:

    1. I would like to take the service for a spin before I start the porting process, just to make sure there are no issues.
    Can this be accomplished (may I begin porting in, say two or three weeks)?

    2. I would like two different phones to ring on different numbers in the house, and a third on my iPhone using soft SIP. Is this permissible?
    How much do the second and third (fourth, etc.) numbers cost?

    3. Are there any limitations to calling residential or commercial phones in Alaska through VOIPo?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Can I port my number later, after trying VOIPo for a few weeks?

    1. Yes, this is often done.

    2. I think you would need to buy an additional line for the second phone and number. For the iPhone you can buy a "cloud number" for $36/year.

    3. Not that I am aware of, but wait for official word. I know that you cannot call 900-numbers.
    Steve

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    Default Re: Can I port my number later, after trying VOIPo for a few weeks?

    I held off on porting my number to test the service. As soon as you sign up you are given a virtual number to use. The port process doesn't start until you submit the authorization form. With the 30 day money back guarantee there isn't much reason not to give VOIPo a try.

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    Default Re: Can I port my number later, after trying VOIPo for a few weeks?

    In answer to question 2, YES, you can pay for a 2nd number ($36/year or $4.95 per month) and use it as an independent second line. In this case, your Voipo-supplied Grandstream adapter will use each of the 2 Phone ports for the separate numbers (lines). They each ring independently, call out independently, etc.

    I'm using this exact arrangement, and like many using Voipo, I've connected the two ports to my house telephone wiring, so that I can have both lines in various places in my home.

    By the way, testing the service for a few weeks before porting is highly recommended by many here.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Can I port my number later, after trying VOIPo for a few weeks?

    How do you get a temporary number to try the system out once you receive it?

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    Default Re: Can I port my number later, after trying VOIPo for a few weeks?

    When you sign up, you'll select a telephone number. That becomes your VOIPo telephone number, and when you get the device, it works with that selected nubmer. When you port another telephone number later, you can choose to replace the original number with the ported number.

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    Default Re: Can I port my number later, after trying VOIPo for a few weeks?

    Quote Originally Posted by willumpg View Post
    How do you get a temporary number to try the system out once you receive it?
    It's automatic. Here is part of my welcome letter from VOIPo which I received within seconds of signing up:

    Hello from VOIPo!

    While we await your number transfer documents (see below), we have assigned a temporary incoming number to your account:


    Free Temporary Number: --
    Number To Be Transferred: --

    This temporary number may not be in the same area as your primary number, as it is a free temporary number that is only available while your primary number is being transferred. This number will automatically be removed after the completion of your number transfer. If you would like a temporary number in another area, you may purchase a Virtual Number within your VOIPo Control Panel (vPanel).

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    Default Re: Can I port my number later, after trying VOIPo for a few weeks?

    Just to clarify, when I signed up for Voipo, I wanted to try the service without porting my number first. So, I ordered Voipo with a new number and was able to select a local number for me. I then used the service for several weeks before deciding to port my POTS number. Once the port was completed, my ported number became my primary number, and the original number was discontinued.

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    Default Re: Can I port my number later, after trying VOIPo for a few weeks?

    I bought a second number online. Its pretty easy from the drop down in vPanel. I think its under features, virtual number.
    Once I figured out I liked the service, I submitted the number transfer paperwork. For me, the process took a little over a week to get the paperwork straightend out, and then about five days to get the numbers ported from AT&T. I went from $80/month to about $8/month, and Voipo works great.

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    Default Re: Can I port my number later, after trying VOIPo for a few weeks?

    My Free Temporary Number was blank on my E-mail...how do I get one?

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