1. How to (Safely) Ghost with a Temporary Hushed Number

    You just started dating someone new, maybe somebody you met online. The first date was fine, and the second date was OK… you’re questioning your judgement by the time date #3 rolls around. You want to tell them, “I don’t think this is going to work out.”  It should be easy, but sometimes it’s really...

  2. Doug Ford and the Dangers of a Public Phone Number

    Doug Ford, premier of Ontario and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, will give his cell phone number to anyone. He’s done this for years; he gives out his number to people who complain to him, to people who praise him, to people who are indifferent to him entirely. It goes back to...

  3. Changing Your Phone Number: What You Need to Know!

    Have you ever wanted to dodge all your incoming phone calls? If so, you’re not alone, and you may even be asking yourself “How can I change my phone number?” Maybe you’re trying to ghost an ex. Maybe you moved and you want a fresh start. Or maybe—and this is increasingly common—you’re fed up with...

  4. How to Get Started Calling and Texting Over WiFi

    Calling and texting over WiFi refers to phone calls and/or texts placed over an internet connection, instead of a cellular network. If you think that sounds too good to be true, get ready to be surprised! Let's explore how WiFi calling/texting works, the pros and cons, and why you may want to consider it for...

  5. Nomorobo Robocall Blocker App Review – What’s the Story?

    You may have already heard of Nomorobo. It's an app designed to prevent "robocalls" and block your number from receiving spam calls. Nobody likes spam calls from robots or telemarketers. They're annoying at best and waste your time. At worst, they’re actively trying to scam you. Here at the Hushed blog, we're fascinated by all...

  6. Can I Receive Texts Online with a Temporary Number?

    SMS texting is a popular function of temporary phone numbers. Often, people want to use these disposable numbers to receive texts online. Today, we’ll examine why some people try to use a temporary number for receiving texts–typically, this is for a process called "verification". Then we'll discuss what that process entails, and what to do...

  7. How to Hide Your Number When Calling and Texting

    If you want to learn how to make a phone call or send a text without revealing your phone number, you’re in the right place! Let's explore how to hide your number. In the past, options for number masking were limited. The only real way to hide your phone number was to get an actual...

  8. What is a Cell Phone Number Generator?

    Cell phone number generators are websites or mobile apps that allow users to create cell phone numbers. Some of these are fake, random phone numbers that are non-functional. However, some generators do provide real, working telephone numbers. Let’s investigate the difference and the reasons why you may be interested in a generated phone number. Why...

  9. Hushed vs. Burner – Comparing Temporary Number Apps

    You're already familiar with Hushed, but have you ever heard of Burner? The Burner app is a mobile app that uses VoIP technology (Voice over Internet Protocol) for calling and texting. Because Hushed and Burner are both virtual number apps, they have some common features. We investigated their differences, and which app is better for...

  10. Add a Permanent Virtual Number to Your Phone

    There are many options for secondary numbers out there. It's pretty simple to use a random number generator and get a new number, but what if you don’t just want a temporary number? What if you want to add a permanent virtual number to your device? Buying a second number through a traditional carrier like...

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