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Keeping old numbers, any cheap solution?

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Oct 1, 2019
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Keeping old numbers, any cheap solution?

I have 2 mobile numbers that I keep active but cost $ even on prepaid. I have contacts on there and use some of these numbers for security for accessing web services and password recoveries. As much as I need to keep the numbers, I need to at least be able to receive texts and have voice mail

Any suggestions appreciated.
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TextNow? voip.ms?
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slotsdisco wrote: I have 2 mobile numbers that I keep active but cost $ even on prepaid. I have contacts on there and use some of these numbers for security for accessing web services and password recoveries. As much as I need to keep the numbers, I need to at least be able to receive texts and have voice mail

Any suggestions appreciated.
Depending on how long you want to continually keep the numbers for, I would say the cheapest is Fongo with the one time payment for porting your cellphone numbers and no charge for incoming texts and no re-occurring monthly charges. Outgoing Canadian calling to major cities is free. Data or WiFi is required.

There is also voip.ms (https://www.voip.ms) which is free to port the number to but will carry a monthly charge. Incoming texts are not free and there are per minute charges for receiving phone calls.
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VivienM wrote: TextNow? voip.ms?
The last time I checked, TextNow doesn't allow for porting a number to their service (at least not a Canadian number).

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