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Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. rob jr 6/22/13 8:18 AM
I get this message when trying to port my number from a prepaid tmobile account. Is google not doing anymore porting numbers to voice or just wait until tomorrow? I kinda need it as soon as possible.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Andrew Salinas 6/22/13 8:30 AM
I am having the same problem.  Have been trying to resolve for two days.  Hope to answer ASAP..
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Damian R. Broccoli 6/22/13 10:17 AM
I'd love to port over my phone number from Verizon to Google, and today was the first day I could.  Would love to make this happen asap.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. David Crowser 6/22/13 12:17 PM
I just tried porting from sprint, same message.

I had that number tied to google voice for a long time, but now I'd like to cancel my sprint service... I don't want to have to port my old sprint number to my new carrier, but I guess that'll have to do.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. miltonrodas 6/22/13 3:21 PM
Exact same message/issue here: "Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow."

I am dying to get rid of my personal phone service and pay Verizon their ETF! It's worth it for me! ... I want to use my work cell phone only, and be able to use Google Voice App on iPhone to use my personal number from there. 
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. miltonrodas 6/22/13 3:22 PM
Same issue here! 
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Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. taylorich 6/22/13 4:38 PM
If it makes you feel any better, I learned that the porting team doesn't even work on weekends, so even if it did let you sign up today, nothing would be done until Monday at the earliest anyway. I'm trying to port as well and will keep checking back, but it probably won't change until Monday...good luck!
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Pasha C 6/22/13 4:47 PM
same error message... if the team doesn't work weekend - change the message so it is clear...
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. rob jr 6/22/13 5:01 PM
Ah, that makes sense, guess i'll wait til monday. I have to wait til monday anway to make a decision of porting it to another carrier or google voice cause the carrier that i'm changing to also doesn't work the weekends. Thanks for your help.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. DStp 6/24/13 6:14 AM
Today is Monday.  So far, port forwarding is still not working.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. GdM10 6/24/13 6:34 AM
I'm waiting for it to start working again too. But depending on what time zone these guys are in...it might still be 6:30AM. I'll give them a few more hours before I start getting mad.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. rob jr 6/24/13 8:28 AM
This is frustrating, I need to port my number today, not tomorrow or anytime in the future. Can someone from google answer us?
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. daemoncycler 6/24/13 9:24 AM
Hope this doesn't reflect the level of service we can expect from Google Voice after porting.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Will Fults 6/24/13 9:40 AM
+1 regarding this issue, I have been experiencing this since last Friday, wanting to port from Verizon to GV. 
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. RX8volution 6/24/13 9:41 AM
When I asked this question on Twitter (why wasn't Google voice porting 'available'?) someone suggested that Google Voice is in the process of being sunset, meaning going away - anyone know if there is any truth to this?

I don't want to port my cell over to a service that isn't going to carry it long-term...
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. taylorich 6/24/13 9:57 AM
It's my understanding that it's going to be incorporated into Hangouts.  Google as usual is not being very forthcoming with information about the service.  Any ideas from anyone else on where to port an existing number to get the same kind of functionality?  I have a new number but need to be able to port my old one somewhere to keep it.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. S S G 6/24/13 10:09 AM
As soon as Im ready to do it there are problems smh
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. S S G 6/24/13 10:10 AM
Please dont be a HUD troll....if you don't know don't spread misinformation
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. RX8volution 6/24/13 10:34 AM
Well it's 1:30pm Eastern time - so if it was going to be a time-zone related weekend thing that time has passed. No indication of an outage, problem, just a simple "try again tomorrow" error - how frustrating. It's become apparent Google doesn't take the service very seriously... bummer.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Kirill Z. 6/24/13 10:41 AM
Sometimes I wish the "free" service would have a "paid" version with more responsible support
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Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. newtonick 6/24/13 10:59 AM
This really makes me wonder if I should be porting my number at all. If google isn't concerned at all about new google voice signups ( I have to image a large number of new users get started by porting a number over) I really have to wonder how long GV is going to be around. Like many others have said, I sure wish I could pay for this service. At least then the customer relationship is clear .... I pay for service and get a supported service in return (when it doesn't work, the service provider loses out on money).
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jean W. 6/24/13 10:59 AM
I need to transfer my number to Google Voice also.  Why the porting serivce isn't available?
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Mark Jager 6/24/13 11:00 AM
I've been getting the same message since Friday evening.  It was working Friday mid-day but I didn't have my full account number so I canceled the process, and when I went back to try again later all I get is the "try again tomorrow" message.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Me on google 6/24/13 11:20 AM
If you just need to park your number somewhere for a while, try PagePlus. They'll port it over for free, and give you a $2.00 opening balance credit. If GV starts porting again, just move it over from PagePlus.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jean W. 6/24/13 11:23 AM
Who should we contact to find out what's going on?  I have a landline number temporily transfer to mobile number, and I need to transfer to Google Vocie asap.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jared Warren 6/24/13 11:31 AM
I am with everyone here. I am transferring my contract to someone else wednesday and porting out my numbers to GV is the only way I will be able to keep my numbers of over 10 years. I hope that GV opens up the porting before then...
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jean W. 6/24/13 11:47 AM
I would like to know:
 
1. Is Google voice a long term serivce?
2. Why porting isn't available since last Friday evening?
3. How to contact Google Voice?
 
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Erin Locke 6/24/13 11:49 AM
I'm worried about this too.  I need to port my number ASAP, but I just read this article.  Concerned.

Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. daemoncycler 6/24/13 11:54 AM
Well this is kind of a Bummer :(  I was looking forward to Google Voice & all of the call blocking features, etc.  A little "Googling" of GV leads me to wonder as well if Google isn't preparing to roll it into Hangouts.  Guess I'll wait a while longer before committing to GV.  Glad I didn't do this last month when had originally planned to.  Hope someone @ Google is reading these threads.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Kyle Black 6/24/13 12:04 PM
They appear to possibly have a bias towards sponsors, but that is just my take of the banner at the top and then a plug in the article.  It was written June 3rd, I haven't seen anything about this anywhere else.

I am not saying google is above dropping voice, but in the past the ramp down has be several month on major shutdowns.  No need to rush moving.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. DStp 6/24/13 12:07 PM
Same here, I am on a short time frame here. I have it on a temporary prepaid mobile number.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Keith B. 6/24/13 12:41 PM
Ain't that that truth? Just when I decide that I can depend on GV for something, they flake. I'm in the situation that a lot of people here are in, too. I really need to get away from AT&T (or at least get their attention with a number port request). I would have paid for the service and peace of mind that I got with GV. I don't know about that now.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jean W. 6/24/13 12:57 PM
the url is blank.  What is it about?
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. James Tappan 6/24/13 1:18 PM
I'm attempting the same, but from Verizon. I get a successful port check, but then fails and says "try tomorrow."

Grumble. Google, I'd pay for this if you asked me to and supported it. Any idea of a fix time?
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jeremy Lundh 6/24/13 1:36 PM
Hi Matt,
 
Can you please comment on the threads as to why it is not possible to port a number into Google Voice? Also can you please advise on when this will be fixed? There are several threads out there and I do not see a response from a Google employee who can confirm what is happening. Any light you can shed on this would be approciated. Thank you in advance for your help.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jeremy Lundh 6/24/13 1:37 PM
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jeremy Lundh 6/24/13 1:38 PM
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jeremy Lundh 6/24/13 1:39 PM
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jason Astacio 6/24/13 1:53 PM
Don't we all pay the $20 porting fee? I'm still waiting too. I got in on Friday and rushed so quick I mistyped the account #. I need access to update it.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. James Tappan 6/24/13 1:59 PM
Fair, I misspoke. Yes, we all (to my knowledge) pay for the port, but I meant I'd pay more for ongoing support for the service. 

Just get it working, folks. 
Thanks.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Michael Orme 6/24/13 5:20 PM
Well, some moderator is at least looking at these threads because I have email notifications on this thread as well as several similar threads and they are all being redirected to this thread now.  Obviously, I am in the same boat as a lot here, looking to port my numbers away from AT&T, but am getting this error when I try it today on both of the two numbers I want to port.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. shplamana 6/24/13 5:29 PM
Just got an email saying my question was a duplicate, so someone must be aware of the problem.

Trying to port a number over from Verizon.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Bluescat 6/24/13 5:35 PM
This is not the "final answer" to the question being asked, but:

  • Stating the obvious, the Google Voice number-porting system is temporarily out of order.
  • There is no need for further posts stating the problem -- it is the same problem affecting everyone
  • As of this moment, there is no formal acknowledgement of the outage from Google, nor any official status update on its return to service
  • This, in no way, implies any sort of "chicken little" impending doom of Google Voice
  • Links to some blogger's rant about Google Voice have nothing to do with this outage
  • If Google were to intentionally discontinue number porting, this is certainly not the way it would happen; there would be an advance announcement, not an error message saying "try again tomorrow"
  • The Google Voice number porting process relies on users filling out online forms, which feed into a mostly-automated process, which communicates, or doesn't communicate, unfortunately, between the user, Google, and the third-party telecom partners all involved in the process.  This path has many points of failure.  All one can assume at this point is that one step is broken, and the failure needs to be diagnosed and repaired.
  • Please just stand by and wait for resolution; posting the same question, repeatedly, in multiple threads just clogs the forum and doesn't get it fixed any faster.
  • If you cannot live without porting your number somewhere, please consider porting it to one of the many prepaid wireless carriers as a holding spot.
  • I have no more information than anyone else this time.


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Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Abdel Razaq 6/25/13 4:00 AM
What can we do about it?
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Kirill Z. 6/25/13 4:08 AM
Finally, someone from Google answered.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Efrain Orsini . 6/25/13 4:14 AM
Who from Google answered? What did they say? I don't see it.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. CLeong 6/25/13 8:48 AM
"temporarily out of order."???

hours/days/months???
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jake Chow 6/25/13 9:10 AM
as they say, timing is everything.....

GV porting service outage will cost me another month with VZ wireless as my billing cycle ends today
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Iamatfault 6/25/13 10:10 AM
Sigh. How did I miss this thread. I just ported out my home phone to t-mobile like minutes ago and now this. I could have waited on my transfer if I had know about GV number porting broken. How many days do I have to live without a home phone? :(
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Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Abdel Razaq 6/25/13 10:23 AM
According to some people here, they have been getting the message since Friday. It's ridiculous that they say check back again tomorrow since Friday. And what makes it worst they didn't even take the time to tell people what's gonna on.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. RX8volution 6/25/13 10:28 AM
I'm a little surprised no one from Google is reading or at least monitoring these types of forums to alert users to an outage.
Just more clear proof Google doesn't care about these types of ancillary services ... oh well, time to let Google Voice go I guess.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. jfharper 6/25/13 10:49 AM
Remember, you are getting something for nothing...to rely on a free service for something important requires a certain risk.  I'm in the same boat, caught in the middle with my ported number waiting for the GV porting service to become available.  Just try to make provisions.  I'm having calls go to voicemail so at least I can call people back.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. David Dickelman 6/25/13 11:07 AM
There is a $20 fee...not a free service.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jared Warren 6/25/13 11:09 AM
I would just like an update. If this service is terminated then just let me know so I dont jave to keep checking. If it is being worked on then let me know an ETA. I would just like them to acknowledge the problem or situation.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Damian R. Broccoli 6/25/13 11:34 AM
David,
     The service itself is free.  Porting the number is a separate service, that is not included with the base service offering.  It's the same as a iOS game that's free, but has in game purchases.  Now that being said, I would pay a monthly fee if it meant better service level, but that's just me.  As frustrating as this is, I didn't give them any money for ongoing operations.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Matthew Parkinson 6/25/13 12:13 PM
I am in somewhat of a different circumstance.  I initiated a port that failed because, most likely of an error in the information I entered.
I can not cancle or fix the porting error because the system is down.  I also can not port to any other carrier because there can only be 1 open port on a number at a time.
The carrier I am porting from AT&T can not cancle a port, they are not authorized by law is my understand.
The result is the number I want to port is being held hostage by this Google Porting Downtime.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Abdel Razaq 6/25/13 12:27 PM
Hello everybody,

I just sent feed back to Google and told them that "Google Porting is NOT working! Please fix it." please try to do the same.

The feedback located in the left bottom of Google voice page.

Thanks
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jason Astacio 6/25/13 12:27 PM
Isn't porting what everyone here is having issues with? The $20 paid service should support porting which has been down since Thursday. I think its fair to say that we paid for a service that's not working. Unless there are other things not working with GV that I'm unaware of.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. GVCR 6/25/13 12:28 PM
I also had this issue starting Saturday after spending hours getting AT&T to allow me to port a number that I had a contract on. I decided I'm moving from GV to Phonebooth.com.
It costs but they have customer support and have been responsive so far. I don't like the length of time they are saying the port might take though.

Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Acceso 6/25/13 12:37 PM
I tried about 4 times last night to porting out to GV my ATT phone # to no avail. I guess this thing is still down? I read someone said someone from Google already came out pronouncing themselves on the issue, where is that statement?
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. S S G 6/25/13 5:50 PM
Not understanding why all of my messages are being deleted. Is Bluescat from Google Voice or not? I don't think Google has even responded.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Bluescat 6/25/13 6:34 PM
S S G:

Nobody is deleting your posts.  We have no way to do that.  What we can do, is move and consolidate redundant or duplicate posts into another discussion thread, or reference them to another thread, as has been done with many of the posts on this topic.

No, I do not work for Google.  I am one of the volunteers crazy enough to donate my time to helping users with GV.

No, there has been no communication from Google on this outage.  I have no idea why, and no idea when it will be fixed, but clearly, Google knows about the issue, as Google employees do read posts on this forum.  This is not the first time an outage has gone on for some time, with no acknowledgement or update.  I agree that there should be a status update.  Don't shoot the messenger.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Bluescat 6/25/13 8:09 PM
Here's your status update:

Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. hydraglyph 6/25/13 8:11 PM
Thanks, Bluescat, for looking out for us.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Iamatfault 6/25/13 8:43 PM
Thanks for the update.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Abdel Razaq 6/26/13 3:10 AM
Thank you for the information.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. jfharper 6/26/13 8:03 AM
I was referring to the service, not the porting.  I imagine google set up the service to be somewhat non-burdensome thus the reason for its no cost.  The porting is probably something that was added but needed a cost due to the time it takes a person at google to do it.  My concern was if we get too demanding google will have to start charging a fee for the service.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jared Warren 6/26/13 8:10 AM
I was hoping the porting feature would be up today. It looks like it is still down.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. jfharper 6/26/13 10:35 AM
Anyone know when you enter your number you want to port into google voice do you:
1.  Enter the area code with the number? (806-123-4567)...omit dashes.
2.  Enter the 1 before the area code as well (1-806-123-4567).
3.  Enter the 1 before AND add your mobile PIN to the end (1-8060123-4567-9999)

I'm following a tutorial on this and they said to enter both the 1 AND PIN...but I wasn't sure where and when I was to enter the PIN...so for someone who has successfully gone through this, a little help would be most appreciated...tia

Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jared Warren 6/26/13 11:31 AM
Matt Bariletti,

Can you please provide some insight to when Google Voice porting will be opened back up? I am on a tight deadline to port over my number and I would just like to know if I will be able to get it in time.

I see that last night GV went into maintenance that should have only lasted a few hours but I still have not heard any word on whether the maintenance is complete or not.

Thanks!
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Abdel Razaq 6/26/13 12:38 PM
Dear Jared,
Nobody knows. As far as I know the porting in Google voice been down since Friday and they keep saying try tomorrow. Looks like Google's definition of tomorrow different from ours.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jared Warren 6/26/13 12:42 PM
Thanks for the response Abdel, I have also been trying since saturday as well and have been following the forums closely. I was hoping that Matt could chime in and shed some light on the progress.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. daemoncycler 6/26/13 1:06 PM
It's like that teaser sign we used to see in bars - "Free Beer Tomorrow"
Of course I wouldn't know if those signs still exist since no longer frequent such places.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Abdel Razaq 6/26/13 1:43 PM
You are right.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Hillsborough 6/26/13 1:51 PM
Google Voice maintenance has been scheduled again for tonight Wednesday 6/26.  Please see notice from last night for additional information regarding which systems will be affected. No further information is available at this time. 
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Matthew Parkinson 6/26/13 1:54 PM
This has been going on since the 19th, that is not a few hours.  Can we please get a realistic estimate of when the maintenance will be complete?
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Richard Bagdonas 6/26/13 2:28 PM
Hi.  I have been trying to transfer for a couple days.  This seems a bit odd.  Can you please confirm when the maintenance period will be over and if number porting will be a supported feature after the maintenance?  Thank you.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Acceso 6/26/13 4:21 PM
This update was posted yesterday "Bluecats" posted it here this morning. Bottom line is that the only real update would be the ones from Matt Bariletti anything else is just pure Speculation. Not even Matt does know exactly when this is going to be completed as he gets these updates from the Engineering team and only then he can come out and post those little incomplete updates on the forums.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Brenda Ard 6/26/13 5:05 PM
I've been getting the same message for several days as well. If they're doing maintenance they should have posted it to the page that shows when people are trying to create an account...Not make us search all over to find the answer. Should be on the sites home login page, the FB cover photo, everywhere. It almost makes me think they are having some serious issues that it is taking so long. Makes me wonder if I should even port my number after all.
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Hillsborough 6/26/13 6:56 PM
By Matt Bariletti - Community Manager 

And you wonder why no one gives you updates.... 
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Jared Warren 6/26/13 11:00 PM
It's back!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Number Porting is currently unavailable. Please check back again tomorrow. Brenda Ard 6/27/13 6:15 AM
Glad it's back. Next time though, maybe post about maintenance happening for several days, etc. on the Google Voice pages. Not just a generic "Try tomorrow". I think it would lead to less confusion. Thanks!
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