In trying to get a new Google Voice number for the one that I neglected and lost, I found that there are no more 412 numbers available. Since Google has some sort of office in Bakery Square, maybe all their peoples grabbed them up. I could understand if every vanity number ending in ‘Burgh’ was taken, but not a single Pittsburgh number? No free 412 digits, now what?
So, I tried the second best option: 724. None of those could be had either (I’m kind of relieved).
Perhaps this explains why Google is taking back numbers from users who don’t log into their accounts and use them. Let this be a reminder, if you set up a Google Voice number for you business or project, you should log in every so often.
If you need a local number, it looks like you might be stuck getting a Magic Jack or wait until Google confiscates more unused numbers. I sent a support email to find out if they will ever have Pittsburgh numbers again, but Google is isn’t exactly known for the best service, so I don’t expect to hear back.