Fun fact: Two of the most popular tips on my website over the years are all about blocking your number and revealing the identity of blocked or strange numbers calling you.
I get the curiosity. It’s not always a robocaller ringing you from a number you don’t recognize. Tap or click here for four ways to find anyone’s cellphone number online.
If you want to block your own number (and you should!), tap or click here for all the temporary and permanent steps to get the job done. This is a little-known scam call deterrent.
The more widespread your number is, the more vulnerable you are to hackers and other bad actors. A secondary phone number protects your primary one, but it can do a lot more, too.
First, get your free new number
When you get a new phone number, your old one does not just disappear into the ether. That’s scary if you think about anything connected to your number. Tap or click to see how someone else getting their hands on it can seriously compromise your privacy.
Google Voice is a free service that gives you a phone number to use however you like for domestic and international phone calls, texts, and voicemails. Google Voice is available for iOS, Android, and your computer. All you need is a Google account to get started.
• Download the app for iOS or Android or go to voice.google.com/u/0/signup to get it for your computer.
• Next, sign in to your Google account.
• Review the terms and proceed to the next step.
• Choose a phone number from the list….