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Many of the existing answers are giving good advice about where to park your number but are glossing over the first of the two steps involved: Port your number away from Verizon. As your current carrier owns your number, you need to contact them to allow the transfer away from them. Your best best is to contact their customer service department. More ...


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You could port your number to Ting, an MVNO. It’s US$6 / month (plus some taxes) if you don’t use it.


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I mean to keep the number but no service. Aside from the virtual number services that Harper - Reinstate Monica and Midavalo mentioned in their answers, some phone plans allow pausing, such as Google Fi (which allows suspensions up to 3 months). Note that in the case of Google Fi, it can also be used outside the US. I use both Google Fi and Google Voice: ...


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Port the number to a "Virtual Number" service. There are services such as Callhippo or Google Voice that will give you a "virtual phone number". You either access it via VoIP, or have it forward calls to another phone number. They typically have a much more modest cost in the neighborhood of $10/month. This has a neat feature: it means ...


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Create a Google Voice account and get a number from them. Then use the option within Google Voice to port existing number to your Google Voice account. I believe there is a small (maybe $10-$20) charge, but not 100% sure of this. Note that porting your old number into Google Voice will override any number that Google Voice had issued you. Having a number ...


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