My sister in law recently moved to Spain and she kept paying Verizon huge amounts of money to keep her phone service.
When I heard about this I told her she needs to port her phone to google voice and download the voice app. Then when she gets to a new country she just buys a cheap local sim card and makes calls and sends messages from her old phone number through the Voice app.
No more paying Verizon huge amounts of money to keep your phone number while international traveling.
Here’s how to do it…
Go to Google.com/voice and set up your account with your Google account.
Important! Check with your service provider to see if their is a termination fee for canceling your service.
If you sort out the cancellation fee, then go to google.com/voice and find the option to port your number to google voice in the menu.
This will cost you $20 one time and then your phone number will be parked on your google account.
After that’s done, download the voice app to your cell phone and follow the prompts to setup your phone number to ring on your cell phone.
You may need to go into voice settings and your phone settings to make sure that your phone number rings on your phone and when you place a call from your voice app, it uses your phone number.
This way you’ll show up the same on people’s caller ID. They’ll never know the difference.
A good way to test this out is to get a friend’s cell phone and have them call you and then you call them to make sure everything is working alright.
Let me know if you have any problems in the comments below and I’ll do what I can to help!