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#13300 by Aveamantium
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:51 am
I understand not wanting to lose your number! :)

Later on GV is supposed to be able to port your number in (this is something I'm considering as well). I'm not sure how the ooma folks will deal with this but I was thinking that down the road (when GV porting is available) you could port the number you don't want to lose to GV and get a new number from ooma. Then with GV you could forward your GV number to the new ooma number (and any other numbers you'd like).

In the meantime if you forward your ooma number to GV how would your ooma phones ring. You can't forward them back to ooma or you'd create a loop. Unless someone else can see a solution (or if I'm still not understanding you), GV probably won't do whant you want it to do right now.
#13305 by WayneDsr
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:52 am
Right, in this case you can't forward your ooma number to your GV number for two reasons, the loop and the "press 1", unless you turn off the GV menu.

Wayne
#13320 by kenra
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:46 am
ahhh....what a great week. Qwest land line port successfully completed on scheduled date. Received GV invite this a.m, about a 1 month wait, AND GV had numbers in my area code. God is good!!!

Gooooo ooma
#13337 by southsound
Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:42 pm
kenra wrote:God is good!!!

All the time! :grin:
#13387 by southsound
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:34 am
Warning for those who use Outlook and have the junk email options set! :eek:

From a trusted friend: "It seems that even the low setting may be moving Google Voice invitations to the junk mail folder in MS Outlook. I almost missed my invitation. It ended up in my junk mail folder. If I had deleted the folder contents as I often do, it would have been gone forever!"

Make sure you have voice-noreply@google.com in your safe sender list.
#13398 by tailwheel
Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:59 am
I'll confirm that. That's where I found my invite. I have junk mail set on low protection.
#13778 by hwoods1
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:26 pm
SouthSound posted a good question concerning the Google Voice invites. How long did it take for those of you that have received your invite? I requested my invite a short time ago, so I am just curious how long the wait is ;-> For those of you that have yet to receive your Google Voice Invite......please post the amount of days you had to wait before receiving your invite. I sent my request in a week ago, so I don't expect I will receive my invite any time soon.

Is Ooma going to charge the $39 to port the Google Voice number?
#13785 by bw1
Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:13 am
Any number port to Ooma is $39.99 except for one included with a one year subscription to premier.

But why would you want to port your GV number to Ooma?

When Ooma comes out with their GV extensions, you'll be able to use your existing Ooma number with GV:

if you don’t want to go through the hassle of switching to yet another new phone number, use your existing ooma number (or port your number to ooma) and we’ll forward it to Google Voice

http://blog.ooma.com/2009/03/18/ooma-and-google-voice/
#13787 by hwoods1
Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:37 am
I am interested in the ooma GVE Home Phone Integration, but I don't think it will work with my configuration. I have my ooma system set up as two separate phone lines/numbers. I think I will have to wait for GV to offer porting and port my existing number twice. I will be porting my existing number to Ooma and then later to GV. It's a long story, but I am a Realtor and I must retain this one phone number. It's on all my signs, business cards, mailers and changing it would be nightmare. Porting this number twice is my only option, since I don't have GV yet. I am not in a situation to start with a new number (GV number). I am wondering how many numbers I can have with Ooma? My guess is two, but I will check it out today.
#13794 by bw1
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:20 am
If you port your existing number to Ooma you'll be able to use it/forward it to Google Voice, so you won't need to port the number to Google Voice.

But you may be waiting a while to get all of the capability you're looking for.

Ooma supports up to 9 numbers with Premier: https://www.ooma.com/learn/ooma_premier.php#personalize

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