I have a phone number which people know me by. I'd like to keep it.
I also have to switch to Google Voice so I can use forwarding to switch between various eSims I will be buying as I travel Asia. Each eSim has its own number.
From what I can tell, the only way to make this work is to:
- get a new fake number for my current carrier
- port my current real number to Google Voice
My confusion is that I can't port my real number if I've already changed my plan to a fake one. And if I port my real number before creating a fake one, it seems like it'll cancel my mobile plan. So doing either of these steps first will negate the following one.
I'm currently on Mint Mobile, but a more general understanding on how these things work seems better suited to this context.
How do I give Google Voice control of my phone number without cancelling my mobile plan?