Cannot port number
cguchek
Newbie

I had a landline for 33 years and then was moving within the same state but a different area code. I was unable to port my longtime phone number because it was a different area code. If I had FIOS in new residence I would have been able to do it but FIOS is not available in that location. However, I realized I do have FIOS at my 2nd home in another state. So I was able to port my number to that location. Now i am going to sell my 2nd home and still want to be able to have this number. Verizon says I cannot have it in my new residence because of the area code. My cable company says the same thing. Is there any way I can still keep this number? Is there a way to have a number without a physical location, i.e., like a cloud service or virtual number? I has been over 36 years now with that number and family, friends, businesses, etc. all have that number. Can I move the number to a cell phone or, for now, discontinue the FIOS and just have that number in my 2nd home as a landline that I can forward?

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Telcoguru
Master - Level 1

You can try and port it to magic jack. Then you can take the number anywhere you have internet service.

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mfizzy
Specialist - Level 1

You could call a cell company to see if they can port it in. A cheaper option may be Google voice. They only charged a couple dollars to do the porting. Then you can forward the number to wherever you like.  

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cguchek
Newbie

This sounded like a good solution but after researching I found out that I cannot port a landline to Google Voice.

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gs0b
Community Leader
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VoIP services such as Vonage and OOMA can port landline numbers.  Check them out.

Good Luck.

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