I can't recall if it was or to port my number to Google Voice, however, it was well worth it.
Especially with smartphones, in conjunction with the Google Voice app, I can receive calls, and make calls from my normal number without anyone ever getting confused by seeing the underlying carrier phone number.
In my opinion, the act of purposely not disclosing this information prior to the purchase is perpetrating fraud upon the consumer. When you call out from your new phone, does it display the old or new phone number?
It's hard for any outsider to really conclude where the problem lies. Yes, I was an i-wireless customer since the days when they gave you a free phone for signing up, and they had an inventory of phones in the store.
I liked the unlimited everything, plus the Kroger Points paid for my cell service monthly fee.
by Yank (Florence, KY) The I-wireless policy regarding your expiration date on your prepaid airtime is to subtract any time you have left when you add additional airtime.
Any unused minutes will roll over but not expiration time forcing you to either use them or let them pile up.
Anyway, for people concerned about the issue described by the poster below, I recommend considering Google Voice.
It provides another level of freedom to switch carriers without the risk of losing your number!An airtime card is not required when the initial purchase is transacted.This information is purposely withheld and you do not find out until you have already purchased their phone, which can't be used with any other service, and activated their service, which lures you in with free minutes to get started.Every time you figure out a back door they'd board it up.I will say though that once you got there the reps were very helpful. Back & forth and a new supervisor says my account was re-instated, but I need to buy a new phone; they cannot turn mine back on.8.DS "Have you considered applying with a different lifeline provider". Customer Service replies "well he's been trying to call you on your cellphone but you have it off". Agent offers me some halo-halo and some ube cake.10. That's super interesting regarding Access and Assurance parting ways. I'll definitely keep my eyes out for any official news. I reached out to Assurance Wireless via facebook and apparently that "merger" did not go through.