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Posted: 2/20/2009 7:00:27 AM EDT
Used this for awhile, but occurred to me that others may not be aware.

www.inumbr.com



Free, no sign up, just a quick couple of checkboxes get you a disposable phone number that will forward to your actual phone. Really helpful with newspaper ads, craigslist postings or picking up random chicks who you don't want to know your real number.  


You set the expiration date of the number 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month etc., and can set specific hours when it will NOT forward to you, e.g. 9p - 8a or something like that. Callers record a short intro message and on the ring through, you can decide whether to take the call or let it go to voicemail.

It's so great because it's literally walk-away...no account registration needed.  You don't really give them any information that you cannot fake, except your phone number, and I've read the privacy policy and they don't sell, lease or rent your information.  Experientially, I can tell you I've used the service since 2005 whenever I've sold on Craigslist or elsewhere...I haven't had a telemarketing call in 4 years.


Most metro areas can get a number in their area code.


Pretty cool little thing, initially started by Craigslist, and it was called CraigsNumber, but now it's spun off on its own.

Check it out, or post your experiences here.
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:01:50 AM EDT
Wow, that would be a great idea for dating.
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:02:20 AM EDT
Interesting.

tag.
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:03:48 AM EDT
Sweetness.

Tag so I don't forget.
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:06:06 AM EDT
cool

I wonder how the company makes money?
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:08:10 AM EDT
Now that is a great idea.  I was thinking of buying a disposable cell.  I have a couple of high end watches I want to sell and I don't want my cellphone inundated with calls after the sale.  Thanks for posting this.
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:08:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2009 7:21:51 AM EDT by wreckinturn4]
Thank you for that little gem.  Never heard of it before but I will definitely be using it.

ETA:  I tried it and it works great.  It plays music in the background while the call is being made and will not foward to your voice mail if you do not want.  It also has its own voice mail that will alert you via email if you choose.  You do not have to give it an email address though if you dont want.  Awesome!
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:13:30 AM EDT
That's freakin sweet.
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:13:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Keymaster4225:
Sweetness.

Tag so I don't forget.


This.
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:18:44 AM EDT
I probably won't use it but like the idea.  Thanks for the heads up!
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:21:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CPtango:
cool

I wonder how the company makes money?


Selling your info that they said they won't sell. How are you going to know anyway?
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:22:04 AM EDT
Interesting. Do you work for them in any capacity?
Link Posted: 2/20/2009 7:23:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Zcwilkins:
Originally Posted By CPtango:
cool

I wonder how the company makes money?


Selling your info that they said they won't sell. How are you going to know anyway?


They could also make money playing commercials over the phone prior to forwarding the number.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 12:34:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By PBIR:
Interesting. Do you work for them in any capacity?



Nope.  

I found out about it a couple of years ago.

Used to be called Craigsnumber.com  (part of craigslist)

Now it's spun off on its own, but is part of numbr.com which is how they make their money.

I've used this 80 times at least, and I have not experienced even a blip in sales or marketing calls.


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