Protect your privacy with a second phone number [Deals]

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Add a useful layer of anonymity by scoring a second phone number.
Add a useful layer of anonymity by scoring a second phone number.
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Giving someone your phone number is a real act of trust. Phone numbers offer any old weirdo the means to pester and stalk. So for those times when you need to be reachable by phone, it pays to have a secondary number.

Hushed provides a secure second phone number via a straightforward app. Signing up comes with 3,000 SMS messages or 500 phone minutes, no contracts involved. You can even set up customized voicemail, set up call forwarding, and choose from among 100s of area codes. Additionally, the number will take and make calls over Wi-Fi or data, so you can avoid racking up service charges. So if you’d like to keep an arm’s distance from certain coworkers, bad dates, or creepy Craigslist people, this is a great resource.

Buy now: Get a lifetime of Hushed Private Phone Line for $25. That’s a full 82 percent off the usual price.