Nowadays, people are getting busier and using multiple phones or phone numbers. This is true especially for iPhone users, who can’t use dual-SIMs on the same device as iPhones don’t support it. However, you don’t need to purchase another smartphone to use a second phone number. There are some of the best second phone number apps for iPhone. You may like to download one or two of the apps listed below.
1. Google Voice
If you’re in the US, then you should probably give Google Voice a try. The app is developed by Google and it provides a free second phone number to anyone with a Google account. However, the feature is only limited to the US and certain G Suite regions. Google Voice will give you a virtual number that you can use for calling, voicemail, and even sending texts. It’s pretty similar to a real phone number, and you do have to pay for international calls.
It can also filter spam calls, block numbers, forward calls, and more. Everything is stored on the cloud so you can access your history anytime. Google will also offer transcriptions for your calls, which you can get on your email. Google Voice is one of the best free second phone number apps for iPhone.
Another good iOS app that provides a second phone number. You can use the number to call, text, and send MMS with others. Burner uses your carrier plan to create a new number. When you make a call, the receiver will see your Burner number. The app also lets you manage your contacts and allows for an easily accessible second phone. You can use the app for business calls, for selling things online, and in other scenarios. The developers of the app have included sync options with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Slack, so that you will have access to all your voicemails, call history, and messages.
Burner lets you create more than one phone number, which can be deleted anytime you like. If you don’t like to share your actual number, then you can share your Burner number instead of actually buying a burner phone. However, it does use your cellphone plan, so make sure you don’t use it for illegal activities.
Price: Free (3 Credit Pack – $1.99)
This is yet another popular app that lets users have a second phone number. You can use the new number to make calls, send messages, and voicemail. However, the Sideline app is kind of designed with business folks in mind and offers easy calling with your team and others. The app provides unique phone numbers based on your product or company name. You can also choose the area code to find yourself the best number.
Sideline even provides an enterprise account, which allows the user to manage the company numbers. Further, the app comes with features such as Caller ID, voicemail message, auto voicemail, voicemail to text, and much more. When texting, you can use SMS, MMS, and group messages. The Pro version allows a single number to be split among several devices.
Price: Free (Sideline Standard EarlyAdopter – $0.99)
As the name suggests, you can keep hush with the Hushed app for iPhone. Hushed lets you go anonymous and even delete numbers after you’re done using them. The app works similar to Burner, but can offer a second phone number in 60+ countries. You can get a virtual number in Canada, U.S, U.K, Spain, Australia, Brazil, and several other places. The new number will not appear on the recipients phone, which means you can make anonymous calls.
Apart from calls, Hushed also lets you send text messages, and MMS. The app offers unlimited texting and calling in North America, but you can also opt for paid plans that come with better features. When you try out the app, you will receive 20 minutes of free talking and 20 free SMS. You can add any number of phone numbers and delete them after use. For international calls and SMS, you will need to choose any of the 30-day plans. The app offers local calling to all users, but SMS and MMS are limited to certain regions.
Price: Free (Hushed Payment – $0.99)
5. Cloud SIM
Cloud SIM is a highly rated second phone number app for iPhone that emphasises on cost-effective international calls. You can get a Cloud SIM if you’re living in the U.S, Canada, U.K, and Poland. The app lets you have multiple numbers and makes it easy to place international calls and messages. You can start a call using a mobile data connection, GSM, or Wi-Fi, to around 200 regions around the world. You will not be charged anything extra even if you’re outside the supported countries.
You can also receive calls and messages to the virtual Cloud SIM number. Texting takes place over Wi-Fi or mobile data and you can even share pictures. The app also offers voicemail feature and you can have a maximum of four different numbers.
Price: Free ($1.49 Credit – $1.99)
Now for some runner up apps that haven’t received the best ratings, but are still worth a try. Numflix is one such app that lets you get a second or third phone number on your iPhone. You can hide your identity and make calls, send texts, do caller ID lookup, voicemails, and even record calls. The app can create a virtual number in a few easy steps thanks to the easy to use interface. It uses your carrier to make calls, so be aware of that.
Numflix currently works only in the U.S. and Canada, but developers will be adding support for other countries soon.
Price: Free (Numflix Mini Subscription Line 1 – $1.99)
Which is your favourite?
We’ve included some of the best second phone number apps for iPhone in the list above, so give each one a try, and let us know which one is your favourite. You can use the comments section below.
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