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Keep your real phone number hidden with a second, ‘burner’ line


Get a second phone number that you can use for Craigslist deals, dates, work calls, and other times when you'd rather keep your real number private.
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The internet changed a lot about how we communicate. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the sensitivity of giving out your personal phone number to randos.

Craigslist, Tinder dates — heck, even work associates — there are lots of people you might not want to be able to reach you on a whim. This inexpensive private phone line offers an invaluable buffer between you and the unknown.

Hushed Private Phone Line lets you keep your real phone number hidden while making calls and sending texts. A simple, secure app makes it easy to make and receive calls at a number of your choice. You can even choose the area code from hundreds throughout the United States and Canada, so no one even notices that you’re using a spoof number.

With no contract to sign, you get up to 12,500 SMS or 2,500 phone minutes per year, with the ability to call over Wi-Fi to avoid any service charges. You get one lifetime number per account, with the option to customize your voicemail, set up call forwarding settings, and more.

Buy now: Get 1,000 minutes and 6,000 SMS messages with Hushed Private Phone Line for $19.99. You can also get 1,250 minutes/7,000 messages for $29.99, 1,750 minutes/9,000 messages for $39.99 or 2,500 minutes/12,500 messages for $59.99. That’s as much as 90% off the usual price.


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