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Save Your Home Phone Number
We have so many Alternatives to the Home Phone, now let's handle your Home Phone Number.  You may have already stopped giving that number out, but you just don't want to give it up completely. You can move or 'port' your number to preserve it and we'll help you do it for Free, or for a low charge.

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Move Your Number
Move Your Home Phone Number from One Carrier to Another:
If you just want to move, or "port", your Home Phone Number from a landline carrier to a wireless carrier, or vice versa, it's fairly straightforward. Not only can you keep your Home Phone Number, you can also perform a few of tricks by "porting" your number which can enable you to make a lot more changes than you were previously told were not possible.  The Guide to Moving Your Number is a must-read before you start the process.  You can really mess it up if you make changes in the wrong order.

How to Move Your Home Phone Number to a Different Carrier

Managing All Your Phone Numbers

Move Your Number to your Cell Phone
Port Your Home Phone Number to Your Cell Phone:
This low-cost method to hold on to your Home Phone Number is easy and convenient.  You can set up a new wireless phone account, or change your existing wireless number to the old home Phone Number. Don't want to lose your wireless number? How about switching one of the family members' numbers? This is also a great use of a Cell Phone as a Home Phone adapter.

How to Move Your Home Phone Number to your Cell Phone

Google Voice
Move Your Home Phone Number to Google Voice:
You add a lot of flexibility to the old Home Number at Google Voice. It will cost you $20 to 'port' your number to Google Voice, but it will be Free to port it back out. Keep in mind, Google Voice cannot accept just any number.  In some cases you may need to convert your Home Phone Number, if it's associated with a landline, to a wireless number, before switching to Google Voice. It's not complicated but it's tedious. Then, if you choose to port back out, some wireless carriers will not accept a number from Google Voice (or any VoIP-type carrier), so you may need to port to a wireless carrier again, then to your desired carrier.

There is no monthly fee to maintain your number with Google Voice but you'll vastly increase the usability of that number. It's a little easier to make the switch if you secure a Google Voice number in advance.

How to Move Your Home Phone Number to Google Voice

Park it
'Park' Your Home Phone Number:
There are a number of services that will 'park' your old number with a variety of ways to deal with callers. Most parking services will play a message to incoming callers telling them what to do or where to call. Some will allow you to forward calls to a specified number.  Parking services start as low as $2 per month.

Where to Park Your Home Phone Number

A Prepaid Phone
Move Your Home Phone Number to a Prepaid Cell Phone:
Most Prepaid Services will accept the 'port-in' of your number. The monthly cost depends on what you'll want to do with that phone. You may just want it to answer your calls with an outgoing message or accept voice mail. Talk & Text plans start as low as $5 a month. Consider Prepaid plans that offer "auto-refill", although the cheapest plans may not offer that feature. If not, be sure to add the renewal date to your calendar. This is another great use of a Cell Phone as a Home Phone adapter.

How to Move Your Home Phone Number to a Prepaid Phone

Voice Mail
Move Your Number to a Voice Mail-Only Service:
There are a few Voice Mail services that accept ported phone numbers and charge a monthly fee, some as low as $10 per month. You can access your messages from any phone but you cannot make any outgoing calls from that number.

Fanily Plan
Add Your Home Phone Number to Your Family Plan:
This move requires you to change or add a line to your Family Plan, but if you were going to do it anyway, why not port your Home Phone Number to one of the lines? One of your family members may enjoy having the old home number, or maybe their choice may depend on who's paying for the plan. The effect may be you'll reduce the amount you pay for each individual line.

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