The single reason I haven’t bothered to wade my toes into the Google Voice surf is that until now, there’s never been an option for porting my mobile number into the service. But that’s about to change, as Google has unveiled this feature for the low price of $20.
When you’ve had the same mobile number for a decade, it’s almost tied to your identity like an email address. THe idea of having my mobile number be the one number to which I can consolidate all my other phone numbers into seems like a wonderful idea.
We’re just beginning to see mobile carriers compete with one another, at least here in the states, by offering cheaper data plans, less expensive SMS bundles, etc. This feature for Google Voice should continue this trend. [via TechCrunch]