One of the lines on my account belongs to my Inlaws and they want to port their landline number to their RW phone that they currently have, which will cause them to lose the phone number that’s currently assigned to their RW phone. I was thinking that they could keep both numbers by porting their RW phone number to Google Voice and having Google Voice forward calls to their landline number which will be ported to the RW phone.
Their RW phone is currently on the Republic 1.0 plan, and my question is this: What steps should I take (and in what order) to accomplish the switching of phone numbers as described above in my 1st paragraph while still keeping their RW phone line on the Republic 1.0 plan?
The reason I ask is because I can’t figure out how to do this without their RW service line being automatically cancelled when the number ports to Google Voice, and then if I start a new service line with RW to port in their landline, that number would be on the 2.0 plan. My inlaws regularly travel out of the USA and the Republic 1.0 plan is much more convenient for switching back and forth between the $5 WiFi-only plan and the $10 WiFi-plus-Cell plan.