Question about changing GV number

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    So I've had a GV number since very early. I've since moved to a different state and it would be good if I were able to change the number, however, so many people have my number and I don't want them to not be able to get in touch with me. I'm wondering if there's a way to get a new number and have calls made to my previous number forwarded to my new number.

    I know I can change the number, and I've seen some things about forwarding but they all seemed fairly temporary. I don't need it permanently (don't expect them to keep a number forever if I'm not using it) but I'd like it for a while (say about a year maybe).

    Anyone have any ideas on whether I can do this and, if so, how I can do it?

    Thanks.
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    Google would have to provide the forwarding. If it's possible it should be mentioned in the GV number change documentation. Are you unable to notify your contacts about number changes? A lot of people that I know don't even bother with changing their number if they move.

    From http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/need-new-number.html (found by searching GV help, emphasis added):
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    Well, I hadn't changed the number (been here since October) but I'm in sales and a local area code wouldn't hurt.

    It would be next to impossible to let everyone know about my new number. I don't even know who all has it as I've been in sales for a number of years and I also have a photography business which has used this number since I've had it. Just not something which is (logistically) possible.
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    Anyone?

    This is my only major complaint about Android and Google, there isn't a tech support number you can call for an answer (even if you'd have to wait forever). So I'm at a loss with things like this as well as the syncing problem I'm having with Gmail at the moment.

    Thanks.
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    When I changed my GV number, the previous number continued to work. I looked it up at the time and the previous GV number works for 90 days.
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    That's good to know. Unfortunately, I need the number to work and have calls forwarded to the new number. :(