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Sat, Sep 17, 2016 1:18 PM

90 minimum stay w/AT&T pre-paid phone after porting from land line?

I want to port my land-line (from my cable company) to Google Voice.  However it must first be ported to a wireless number because Google Voice only uses wireless numbers.  I thought I would buy a cheap pre-paid phone from AT&T, put the minimum number of minutes on it and port my land-line to it.  Two (approximate) days later I would port the (now) wireless number to Google Voice.  My local AT&T store (not a reseller) told me that AT&T would NOT permit me to port the number until I've been with them for 90 days unless I was returning to the original carrier.  They also did not stock the lowest price phone that is available on the AT&T web site ($17.99).  After I'm finished with everything, I plan to re-sell the phone on eBay.

 

Has anyone had similar experience or is the manager wrong about the 90 day minimum stay with them?  Can someone send a link to a page showing it to be true or untrue?  If it's true, any suggestions about other carriers who do not have "lock in" provisions for newly ported numbers?

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I'm suspecting it is not an ATT thing, it's a matter of time to unregister the number as a landline, so it can be ported to Google voice. 

 

Have you asked on the Google Voice forums?

 

 

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