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What's the cheapest way to keep a line open for years?

Note, I often neglect to use a phone for many months, so some of the prepaid plans may not work for me since they will get automatically cancelled in such cases.

What I found so far is $20/month plan by Google (Project Fi). What are you guys using?
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Default Re: Least-cost option for maintaining a phone number active

Find a call forwarding service in the US.

After you've setup the account using a reputable service for phones, switch the number over to the cheap fowarding service (after a few days/weeks).

$20 / month seems expensive. Try research a little, you should find them from less than $10/month.
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Tossibledigits is pretty good IMO. Ive had over 20 numbers for over 6-7yrs without a problem and they just added texting to system so for security codes its pretty good.
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Does google voice work? Also it's free isn't it?
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Tossibledigits is pretty good IMO. Ive had over 20 numbers for over 6-7yrs without a problem and they just added texting to system so for security codes its pretty good.
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I use Tracfones Family Value Plan which only costs $9.99 for the first phone and then $5.99 for each phone per month after that. I believe you can do this with up to 4 phones per plan. I currently have 30 phones doing this and they just take payment from my credit card each month. I hope this helps.
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30 phones - wow, awesome.
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I been using the BYOP sim that cost a $1 with triple minutes for life or you can get a cheap tracfone. I use a $20 3 month card from bestbuy x3 60min/txt/web so 180min/180txt/180mb. $20 for 3 months and you can add another card and keep the same number as long as you want just don't let it expire. I plan to order some tracfones though for multiple accounts.

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Any intl plan ?
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Tossibledigits is pretty good IMO. Ive had over 20 numbers for over 6-7yrs without a problem and they just added texting to system so for security codes its pretty good.
Have you linked any of them with your paypal account? Any issues?
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Have you linked any of them with your paypal account? Any issues?
Have you tried it or experimented with? You might have to bite the bullet and do it.
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Tossibledigits is pretty good IMO. Ive had over 20 numbers for over 6-7yrs without a problem and they just added texting to system so for security codes its pretty good.
Anyone use this? I have problem receiving SMS from some services.
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Anyone use this? I have problem receiving SMS from some services.
me too. idk how to solve
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