Jan 25th, 2011

If you haven’t already heard, Google’s now offering up the ability to port any existing mobile number you own to their Voice service – something which will cost you $20 (or more) to do.

I say “or more” because you may be subject to your particular carrier’s early termination fee as this is considered ending phone service to leave to another carrier. Google explains how you can continue to make and receive phone calls here.

And if that isn’t enough, we’ve just learned through TechCrunch that Google bought a company named SayNow, who develops a voice messaging application. The team will merge with the current Google Voice team to work on the service’s existing voicemail features.

Is Google suddenly starting to sound like a phone carrier to anyone else? There were rumblings that they were going that route before, but these latest moves make it seem all the more likely.