I'm considering changing my Orcon plan (currently UFB100+Homeline) to just UFB100, i.e. dropping the Homeline.
We rarely use it, and almost all incoming calls seem to be "Microsoft Support" or similar things.
However, rather than just setting my current "04" number adrift, I'm considering porting it to a VoIP provider (2-Talk, perhaps?), and configuring things so that anyone ringing that number will go straight to "voicemail", and having the voicemail recordings emailed to us.
I'm want to check that if I was to do this, I'd be doing things in the "right" order - I think it'll be something like this:
1. Get a 2Talk "free" account
2. Port my existing 04- number (will cause a one-off charge, and a small monthly charge)
3. Once port is complete, do the Orcon plan change and stop paying for a "+Homeline" I'm not going to be using.
My concern is that Step 2 may cause Orcon to do something unfortunate to my existing UFB-based connection. It shouldn't as far as I know, but I've heard horror stories...
Thoughts and/or advice?