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July 2, 2020
For most people, the idea of parting with a phone number, one that you’ve had for years, is an anxiety-inducing thought. However, sometimes there are situations and good reasons for changing your phone number, and not just because you’re moving to a new area code.
If you’ve left a job where you were “on-call” and would always reach you by your personal number, it can be a good idea to get a new number. Much like moving to a new city or part of the country, it’s an opportunity for a fresh start. It also stops former coworkers or other people related to your old job (like calling 100 times to ask how things work after you were laid off) when your work hasn’t bothered to tell people to stop calling your number.
If you’re being disturbed or harassed – by salespeople who won’t take you off their call list, problematic family members, an obsessive ex – then you absolutely should do what you need to do to protect yourself and take care of your mental health. While it might seem like a fairly drastic measure, getting a new phone number is a surefire way of making a clean break.
This is important for individuals rising up in a corporate setting, becoming famous, or winning the lottery – when you started, it was fine to use one personal number for both your work and life. However, now you’re getting a lot more calls from strangers (or people that never wanted to talk to you before are suddenly texting you non-stop), it’s probably a good idea to get a new number – two numbers in fact: one for your private life, one for everything else.
The good news is getting a new number doesn’t have to be difficult. Hushed makes it simple to add and manage multiple numbers on your smartphone without swapping SIM cards, contracts, or credit checks. Just pick a new number and select a payment option that works best for you.
If you need to get a new phone number, the Hushed app is an easy and convenient way to get a number in over 300 area codes in US, Canada, and the UK. It’s faster, easier, and cheaper than calling your telephone provider, and you can add and change numbers you have whenever you’d like.