Back in 2011 I found a free phone number app that did what you'd expect it do do. Every month you would be given a new number. cant find the app anymore and all the available apps comes with a monthly subscription fee. Know of any FREE phone number apps?
Since: May '15
There are a couple you can use -- Sideline, and Burner.
Since: Dec '16
Google Hangouts plus Google Voice with a new email address every month.
Since: Dec '16
6 - 2 Reviews
I've found burner to be a very useful tool! it's not free completely, but like 4 dollars for a decent amount of calls and texts is pretty reasonable.
Found the app that I use to use. It's TextNow. I was able to set up an appointment with a provider until she canceled 😅
Since: Aug '14
71 - 22 Reviews
I use Talkatone. It's imperfect but free texts and calls
Since: Nov '15
21 - 4 Reviews
I've been using Sideline for a few months and am quite happy with it. Free but they do show you ads which you can remove if you go for their paid premium service.
For some reason, I've been unable to use Googlevoice for sending pix, no problem with Sideline
Since: Oct '16
28 - 2 Reviews
I've used sideline and it's worked perfectly with no hassles, but I haven't compared it to anything else.
Since: Jan '17
Google voice has an upgrade try it out its the best out of my experience . I also use Line2 good for texting . Essentially you carry one phone with 3 numbers
LMAO YES I KNOW I'M LIKE MONTHS BEHIND..... Just noticed the date. Sideline is the best burner sometimes it's rings and sometimes it doesn't.
I wish more people used Google Hangouts but not sure they know what it is or that it's already on the phone bc I know I didn't until someone told me..
Since: Jul '17
4 - 1 Review
Pinger Textfree with call for Android. Pay for minutes or earn them through offer (download another app, run it, get minutes, uninstall it). You can change your number once otherwise it expires if you dont use it for 30 days and then get another. Or use multiple emails to have multiple accounts with different numbers.
Since: Jul '14
50 - 1 Review
I use the free version of google voice for calls and text, hell I use google voice to receive text from this site (which is awesome).
Since: May '17
1131 - 11 Reviews
+1 Google Voice
Since: Nov '15
766 - 14 Reviews
Hands down TextNow is the best Android app that gives you a virtual phone number (doesn't expire in less you do not use it for a while) for free texting.. I believe you can also pay per minute for voice calls but I never have in two years. Never have had problems with them!
Since: May '16
488 - 18 Reviews
Sideline is no longer free, and now has a monthly fee. In looking at all the second number apps, the only one I've found to still be free is Google Voice.
I have Sideline and don't pay a dime. Have had it for two years and love it. You can pay and get it without advertising but ads don't really hinder me at all.
I'm having issues with textnow. Both my text and calls won't go through. Keypad pops up for a second and quickly slides off screen. Anyone having the same issue? In the meantime I've been using textme. It gets the job done.
I just got notification that Sideline is upgrading and will no longer be free even for current users. 9.99 a month. Forget that.
Whats my my best option? Can I move my Sideline number to new service. Or need a new number?
What a pain.
Since: Mar '16
86 - 9 Reviews
Google voice has worked well for me , been using it for years. I paired it with a cheap burner phone (Straight Talk) , the perfect marriage of anonymity and affordability, IMHO.
Since: Apr '17
Yeah Google hangouts and voice work fairly well and convenient and fairly secure. But ultimately you're using a trackible service and I'll leave it at that for now. If you want more anonymity and security, redphone app is good(it encrypts your calls) for calls and telegram for texts.
Text free app is convenient but the user's number and some other info can easily be extracted wirelessly.