There are plenty of legitimate reasons why you’d want to have a second and/or temporary phone number, including having one to put on social networking sites, giving one out on nights out, or putting on a CraigsList or eBay ad. Then if things do go wrong, you can just get a new number without having to notify all your personal contacts.
Now there’s a solution even better than this – PalTalk have come up with Vumber. Vumber is a service that gives you a number that, when called, directs to your cell phone. The other caller never has to know your real number. If there is a problem, you can delete the number without hassle.
You can set up as many different numbers as you like, divert them to different numbers, and have them for as long, or as short, as you want.
The Vumber iPhone app also allows calling over Wi-Fi and 3G, allowing you to make calls for free.
The basic plan costs $10/month and comes with one number and 1,200 minutes per month. World plan is $20/month and can call 40 countries worldwide and the business plan at $30/month gives you 4 numbers with 2,000 minutes. All numbers come with free voicemail and you can add in extra numbers for $3.95. Changing a number costs $1.95.
Price: from $9.95/month
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)