There are many things we shouldn’t happily put on the internet, and one of them is our phone number. Also, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to have a different number that we give to those people who are so heavy that we are not interested in having our cell phone later on? The truth is, there are many cases where having a second “fake” number that we can use and throw at any time would be great.
A temporary phone number
The most normal thing is that we have to make a second SIM, bring it associated with the terminal, so you need to have a smartphone with DUAL SIM or with e-Sim technology. If you don’t have it and to solve this problem of having numbers different from ours but which we can get rid of at any time, with these apps we will only need one.
Using real and non-VoIP numbers, Burner helps you keep your mobile number more private and secure, with features like make calls and send messages from your new number, receive calls, text messages and voice messages to your private phone number. Or find a new number in any area code.
Use Burner’s temporary phone numbers just like you would your regular phone number, perfect for any time you want to stay in touch but don’t want to give out your personal private number. Burner can even connect with apps like Dropbox, Evernote, Slack And SoundCloud . The app has a monthly subscription service but you can try it for a week and get a first toll-free number.
Similar to Burner, the difference with the previous app is that Hushed uses VoIP ( Voice over to Internet protocol, a method of transforming analog audio signals into digital data so that they can be transmitted over the Internet). In this way, does not consume minutes of our rate, but consumes data if we are not connected to WiFi. Hushed has telephone numbers for 40 countries and can be used to get numbers for many others.
L’ app is free for the first three days, even if only with American telephone numbers. After this period, the different floors offered by their creators, for 7 days, 30 days, 90 days and 365 days. When we buy a number from Hushed, they each come with their own independent answering machine. You can get as many Hushed numbers as you want and destroy them when we finish using them.
Much focused on the privacy of users, the CoverMe app offers a secure exchange of sensitive private messages, photos and videos and allows us to make what it calls ” military level registered “ as well as a feature called an “impenetrable vault” to protect your personal contacts, call logs, documents, notes, journals, passwords and private photos and videos from prying eyes.
With CoverMe you can make free secure calls, send self-destructing messages, remotely retrieve or delete sent messages, securely share private photos and videos, and hide text messages, contacts and call logs. L’ app itself it’s free, although calls and messages range in different packages of micro – payment ranging from € 2.99 to € 28.99 and even € 100 for the full coverage package.
Above all intended to the business and business environment the app Line2 provides us with a second number on our smartphone to use in conjunction with a number of functions such as making conference calls, diverting received calls or answering automatically. By itself it can be used as a disposable and temporary number, although this app is more oriented to be used as a second permanent number ideal for those who want to use the same mobile phone but keep different work and home numbers.
The best thing is that it comes with a desktop app to make calls and send messages from a Windows PC or a Mac. We have a seven-day trial, after which you will have to choose one of your payment plans between personal or business accounts.
Undoubtedly the most attractive, Sideline’s grace is that is free to unlike the rest and allows you to send unlimited text messages and number portability as well as giving us the choice between calling using our operator or Wi-Fi calls, so that it is able to offer both VoIP and normal calls and consume data or minutes.
Obviously the WiFi calls require a monthly subscription of € 2.99 per month to use Sideline Pro, which eliminates advertising, allows Wi-Fi calling and prevents the number from expiring (the creators of the app claim the inactive numbers of non-subscribers after 30 days ). Wi-Fi calling also allows us to switch between networks if we have a weaker signal.