The anti-harassment app NotMyNumber has landed on Windows Phone. This is a popular app on other platforms and what it does is give you a temp number so if you go to sell a product, for example, you don’t get idiots calling you for weeks. Here’s the description of the free app 9but you pay for the service):

Affordable temporary disposable phone numbers.
This app brings the famous http://www.notmynumber.net service to the windows phone in an easy to use app, that makes calling and text messaging easier than ever before.
Basic pricing:
Time Limit Minutes Texts Price
1 Hour 60 0 2.99
1 Day 120 0 4.99
1 Week 240 0 6.99
TEXTING ENABLED:
1 Hour 60 100 4.99
1 Day 120 200 7.99
1 Week 240 200 10.99
LOTS OF TEXTING:
1 Day 50 300 8.99
1 Week 50 400 10.99
Check out http://www.notmynumber.net for pricing and more info.
Make sure when you setup your account to wait until paypal redirects you back to our confirmation page, other wise you account will not get setup. If you have any issues please email contact@notmynumber.net
Typical Usage Scenario:
Let’s say you are selling some furniture on Craigslist. You want to post your phone number, but you’d rather not keep getting calls for weeks after you sold your couches. So, you set up a temporary phone number here at NotMyNumber and tell it to forward to your home or mobile phone for one week.
You post your new temporary phone number and every phone call that comes in on that number gets forwarded to your home or mobile. After the week is up, hopefully you sold your couch, and you won’t get any more calls on that number.
Using the windows phone app you can place outbound calls and send sms messages to people and it will show as though the call came from your temporary number!!!

Pretty cool concept and the pricing seems reasonable for the privilege of not giving out your number.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Just to clarify the pricing above (I went to the website to check), the first three prices are “voice only”. the next three are “voice & text” as noted” and the last three are “voice (I think) and more texting”. Downloaded the app but you can’t actually create an account until you are ready to buy a disposable number via PayPal (I am not ready, but I am ready, got it).

    From what I read you make calls by calling the temp number and are then directed by voice prompts to enter the number you want to call. The person you are calling only sees the temp number. When someone calls the temp number, the call is redirected to your phone and you will see the temp number as the inbound number. So if you setup a contact like; Craig’s List Number, that’s what will pop on your screen. But it may be even easier as a screen shot shows a Call History log “just” for this app. I assume minutes are deducted in both directions and don’t know what happens if you go over minutes “during” a phone call.

    They do not explain anywhere how texting works, as that’s only available on the exclusive iPhone app, until now anyway. A screen shot of the app seems to indicate that they may have created their own Messaging screen, used only for the temp number. Don’t know how you know if you have received a message though. My curiousity may get the best of me though and I might have to shell out $4.99 to buy a minumum plan for an hour and try all this stullf out. Don’t want to be surprised (dissapointed) if I ever do actually need this.

    BTW, you can only have one temp number active at any one time.

  2. I just purchased a free number for an hour and it was only $2.99. I tested it and it worked. I have an Android phone and so there’s no app. However, I can still have calls made to my temporary number forwarded to my cell phone. I just can’t make outgoing calls because there’s no app.

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