What I Want. (Updated)

UPDATE (12/22/2008)
Lance pointed me at this product that Google recently acquired. It does exactly what I want. I look forward to seeing their price structure.

Original post:
I want to get rid of my telephone land line. There’s a catch: I want to keep the number.

I don’t want the phone line. I just want the number. I don’t want a cell phone that has that number. I just want to own the number and have any calls that are made to it be forwarded to either my cell phone or a voice mail box.

Does anyone know of any companies that offer such a service? I’m more than happy to pay a monthly fee to have this service. It makes no sense for me to be paying for a full featured land line when I never use it.

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3 Responses to What I Want. (Updated)

  1. Cindy says:

    Vonage. I know they offer this service for business (Matt uses them) but I imagine they would provide this service for residential as well.

  2. AxsDeny says:

    I’ve looked at Vonage. If I get rid of my phone line, my DSL price will rise about $15 a month. The cheapest option that Vonage offers is $18 a month. That ends up only saving me $8 which (to me) isn’t worth jumping through the hoops to make the transition.

    I’d love to be able to just give someone $5 or $10 a month to forward the number to my cell phone. I’m surprised that no one is doing this.

  3. isabel says:

    Drop the phone bill down to the basics: No long distance, no touch-tone service, pay-by-the-call local, and built-in voice mail. I’d wager the bill would be no more than $10-$15/month.

    Oh, and hi.

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