With all the risks surrounding mobile devices, it can be easy to forget the most basic problem is that you can be reached anytime, anywhere, by people who you don’t want to hear from. The Hushed Private Phone Line lifetime subscription gives you a second phone line for calls and texts where you don’t want to share your personal number.
Hushed earned 4.6 stars out of five on the Apple App Store by being both easy to use and effective at protecting privacy. You dial through the app and can choose the area code for further anonymity.
From there, you have 6,000 SMS messages or 1000 minutes to use for calls with no monthly fees, refilled every year or at your convenience through the app.
You can also have multiple accounts, with one number per account, or forward the number to your main line. Your voicemail is fully configurable as well, so you can use the number to separate business and dating voice messages from personal ones.
Auto-reply features can handle text inquiries with easy set-up, and Slack and Dropbox integration simplifies archiving calls and messages for future reference.
Wi-Fi calling and data support mean you can connect your phone to a network and preserve your minutes and messages for when you really need them. SMS and MMS support let you share photos, audio, and other media easily, ideal for Craigslist sellers, first dates, and other situations where you may not want to share your personal number.
When you’re done with a number, it can easily be disposed of. Assign different numbers to different tasks, as needed.
Protecting your privacy while staying in touch can be a difficult problem to solve. This second-phone app helps you solve it with a lifetime subscription for $24.99, 83% off the $150 MSRP.
Prices subject to change.