1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. How to Get a Fake US Number Right Now

    When we talk about “fake numbers,” we’re referencing disposable, temporary phone numbers. They are “fake” because you don't them from a typical number provider like Verizon or T-Mobile, and you don't sign a contract for your number. You can add a fake US number to your online-safety survival kit and dispose of it whenever you...

  8. TextFree Web Review – What’s the Story?

    There are dozens upon dozens of "free number apps" available today; how do you know which one is right for you? What does "free" really mean? We love Hushed, but we know that it's absolutely worth the time to investigate all the most popular options for free texting. Luckily we're here to help, and today...

  9. Become a Secret Agent with a Burner Phone

    We’ve evolved since burners first came to prominence in spy movies. Now you don’t need to be Jason Bourne or James Bond to use a burner phone. With a cheap prepaid cellphone or simple second number app, you can get a new number easily. Even if you’re no secret agent, a temporary phone number can...

  10. 7 Reasons to Get a Second Phone Number

    One day, you’ll have to make a phone call, and you won't want to use your cell phone number. And that day could even be today. Before the advent of burner apps, things were different. You would buy an extra cell phone or subscribe to a new line through your phone plan to get a...

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