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A secret cell phone used to be a different device you had to lug around with you, totally separate from your real phone. Maybe it was a cheap prepaid phone from the grocery store, or an old cell phone you powered up with a phone card, all in the name of private communication.
But using a burner phone wasn’t the best solution, was it?
There are so many things that can go wrong when you’re trying to be sneaky and conceal a secret cell phone, and those worries might be with you 24/7 (depending on if you live with other people, and how closely you guard your privacy).
It’s almost 2023, and there’s a much better alternative to carrying around a second cell phone.
(Seriously, your pockets can’t comfortably fit two phones, and it’s not worth the stress trying to find the perfect hiding place, and keep moving it around.)
The Hushed app is like keeping a burner cell phone tucked inside your regular cell phone, so you don’t have to mess around carrying more than one phone.
Wait, what? You’re still not convinced? You still think maybe you’re better off hauling around that falling-apart secret cell phone because it’s totally separate from your real phone?
Hushed customers value private, anonymous communication. But, of course, some people are less concerned about it than others.
If you’re using a Hushed phone number for online dating, you probably don’t care if your friends and family see the Hushed app on your phone, or see a call/text come in via Hushed. Your real concern is protecting your privacy from the people you’re dating online, right?
But some people don’t want anyone to know they’re using a secret cell phone number AT ALL, under any circumstances. That’s cool, too.
If you don’t want anyone knowing you’re using a secret cell phone number (and you suspect they might poke around on your phone), try these extra layers of protection:
In your Hushed app, go to App Settings / Devices & Sounds / Change App Icon. You can switch it up by changing it to plain icons that don’t reveal anything (including the signature Hushed logo)
Even if you close the Hushed app, you’ll still get calls and texts. (This is important, because otherwise people might close it from running in the background, and they still need to know if people are trying to contact them.)
But if you log out of your Hushed app, you won’t receive those call and text notifications. (Don’t worry, they’ll all be waiting for you once you log back in.)
If you’re hardcore about privacy, you can always delete your Hushed app when you aren’t using it. Then it’s completely gone from your phone, without a trace.
When you want to check your Hushed calls/texts, just re-download the app from the App Store or Google Play, log back in, and all of your calls/texts will be there. It’s a guaranteed way to make sure no one is hearing or seeing any Hushed notifications if they’re looking over your shoulder.
1. Download the free Hushed app
2. Choose your second phone number
3. Call and text privately for as long as you want
Choose a second phone number
+ Unlimited calling
+ Unlimited texting
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