, but I'm moving outside the country for a while. Can I "park" my fantastic mobile number and reclaim it when I return?
I live in the US, and I'm moving to Ireland for at least a year, but I don't want to give up my phone number (which is currently with AT&T née Cingular). In best to worst order, I want:
- calls to go to my new phone,
- calls to go to voice-mail,
- my number to be disabled with a message, or
- my number to be disabled.
When I return, I want to resume using my number, in any case.
I know of services like GrandCentral
for telephony hacks, and LNP to Skype
e.g. is impossible -- all have some essential piece missing. How can I safeguard my phone number, and perhaps even use it in some capacity, without spending more than, say USD$100 per year?