Tuesday - Oct 23, 2018

Moving Back To India : Here is How You Can Port Your Vonage Number


We often cover a lot of travel deals, credit card deals, trip reports and other offers. While this post may not be directly relevant to travel, it is still extremely useful for folks traveling/moving.

Vonage is a popular VOIP service for folks calling to India. You would be paying approximately $35 per month to avail the unlimited calling option to India, unless you are in a special promotion.

But, What if you are planning to move to India or want to move away from Vonage and still keep the phone number. You can do it for a minimum cost when you follow these steps

Here is the process

  • Gather all the details of your Vonage number
    1. Account Number (not your phone number)
    2. Pin
    3. Billing Address
    4. Phone Number

 

 

T-Mobile

 

  • Go to a T-Mobile store and request to open a new prepaid service. The cheapest service you could do is $3 per month (30 local minutes/SMS). But, you would have to load at least $10.

 

Pay as you go

 

  • Request to transfer your existing Vonage number to this $3/mo “Pay as you go” plan and provide all the information outlined above

 

  • With in a week, your number will be ported to T-Mobile prepaid service.

 

  • Your Vonage service will discontinue after successful porting and you would get a pro-rated refund for any unused portion of the service

 

  • Once your number is ported to T-Mobile,you are free to move any where as you like.

 

 

 

Things you should know:

  • Vonage will make it as hard as possible to transfer your number – Be patient if there is a delay and get ready to provide any additional information

 

  • Have a plan if your Vonage number does not port quickly – 1 Week is normal.

 

  • I have tried with T-Mobile only, not sure if the Vonage number can be ported to other carriers

 

  • There is a remote possibility that the porting would fail

 

  • You should not cancel your Vonage service until your number is completely ported

 

Conclusion:

If you are moving back to India and want to keep your Vonage number, you can port your Vonage number to a prepaid service with T-Mobile and then port to Google voice.

This entire process would cost you $31. ($1 for a Sim card + $10 for the T-mobile reload + $20 to port your number to Google voice)

 

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