My daughter recently moved to a town in Kansas where RW has no coverage so she had to get a new phone. She chose AT&T and while at the store they had a very difficult time porting her RW number because their system kept saying it was a Google Voice number. I found an article here titled AT&T Says My Number Is with Google Voice When Transferring from Republic Wireless that addressed the issue but didn’t offer much help. After multiple calls to AT&T support the persistent sales rep eventually got things to work. I wanted to add a comment to the article so if anyone else runs into the issue they can avoid the trouble, but didn’t see a way to do that.
The ultimate solution was to put a 0 (zero) in front of the RW phone number to make an 11-digit account number to give to AT&T.
If there’s a way to add a comment to the article that would be great. If not, hopefully anyone else who runs into this issue will find this post.