Privacy’s a hot topic. Case in point: Facebook’s privacy violations making the news ad infinitum (thus its impending record fine from the Federal Trade Commission), on top of every other company emailing users about security leaks compromising their data.
But with all the focus on social media and email hacks, the phone lays forgotten. Consider all the ways you disseminate your number: on work calls, texts with potential dates, even transactions with Craigslist buyers and sellers. It just takes one unfortunate interaction before your phone’s blowing up with unsolicited inquiries from a persistent stranger or unwanted robocalls from advertisers — which, by the way, have surged to several *billion* calls per month. Not cool.
Anonymity doesn’t have to be a romantic notion of a bygone era. Hushed Private Phone Line is designed to be an easier to use, more versatile answer to Google Voice. Hushed enables you to call and text using a private number, which you can calibrate with hundreds of area codes from across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Simply use the app to manage all your communications, customize voicemail, and set up call forwarding — plus utilize WiFi or data while you chat to avoid service charges.
One Hushed account gives you access to one lifetime number, and you can access a combination of 6,000 SMS or 1,000 phone minutes per year — without the monthly fees. A lifetime subscription to Hushed is normally $150, but it’s just $25 today in the Mashable Shop. That’s 83% off the retail price for a limited time only.